Category Archives: Spring/Summer 2015

Alumni Reconnect in Germany After 50 Years

Here’s what they have been doing since 1965: HANNS SEITZ: In 1964/65 I took the postgraduate MPHTM course at Tulane and I graduated in May together with my friend Roy W. Keiser Jr who was on the public health course. … Continue reading

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Memorandum of Understanding: SPHTM and ENSAP

On November 10th, the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Escuela National Salud Publica (ENSAP, National School of Public Health) of Cuba entered into a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Dean Pierre Buekens for Tulane and … Continue reading

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Medicine, Public Health, and Analytics

Google boasts that it can use online search patterns to predict an influenza outbreak before CDC surveillance picks it up. Researchers at the Health Systems Analytics Research Center (HSARC) push beyond Google and see the potential for large health datasets … Continue reading

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Low Maternal Lead Levels Associated with Adverse Birth Outcomes

Even years after widespread lead abatement methods have been considered to be successful and childhood lead levels have dropped significantly, maternal exposure to lead may still be impacting birth outcomes according to research by Dr. Felicia Rabito, associate professor of … Continue reading

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Tulane Receives $6.5 Million Grant to Prevent Congenital Syphilis

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine has received a $6.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study new methods to prevent mother-to-child-transmission of syphilis in resource-poor countries. “The study will provide a unique … Continue reading

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Can Probiotics Improve Pediatric Diarrhea Outcomes?

Dr. Margaret Kosek, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Dr. Richard Oberhelman, professor and chair in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical … Continue reading

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Tulane joins CDC effort to eliminate malaria in Hispaniola

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is part of a newly announced U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ledconsortium that aims to eliminate indigenous cases of malaria on the island of Hispaniola by 2020. The CDC … Continue reading

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Faculty Recognized for Commitment and Dedication

Donald Krogstad Benefits the Common Good… DR. DONALD KROGSTAD, professor of tropical medicine, was selected by the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees to receive one of two 2015 Common Good Awards. Krogstad is a 1965 alumnus of Bowdoin College, where … Continue reading

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Movin’ on Up! SPHTM Celebrates Rise in Rankings with Current and Future Students

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine were thrilled to learn that the school had moved up to #12 among graduate schools of public health in the latest U.S. News & World … Continue reading

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THE DYNAMIC DUO: Medicine and Public Health

When medical student Morgan Clark-Coller first looked at the data she analyzed for her thesis research in Vera Cruz, Mexico, she wondered what had gone wrong. She had been looking at information related to public health interventions such as clean … Continue reading

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