Global Health Fall/Winter 2011

Data Driven: Recruitment begins for National Children’s Study
The National Children’s Study, the largest and longest-running study of children’s total health, kicks off next year, with Tulane University School of Public Health researchers and partners providing both essential early data and a role in recruitment and data management for the next 25 to 30 years. more >>

Sex Education Goes Online
Two faculty at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine are devising an online campaign aimed at 18- and 19- year-old African American girls in New Orleans with the goal of preventing unintended pregnancy. more>>

Does an Oil Spill Put Women’s Health in Peril?
Maureen Lichtveld, Freeport McMoRan chair of Environmental Policy, is leading a five-year study exploring potential health impacts of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on pregnant women and women of reproductive age in La. coastal parishes. more >>

All Creatures Great and Small: Alumni Combine Public Health and Veterinary Science
On the surface, veterinary medicine and public health seem to be completely different career paths. The links between the two are not only strong, they also go back hundreds of years. more >>

Bogalusa Heart Study
Gerald Berenson, MD, and his team at the Bogalusa Heart Study have been collecting health data about childhood heart disease risk factors and their lifetime implications for 39 years, making it the longest running bi-racial health study in the world. more >>

Tulane SPHTM Named a Milestones in Microbiology Site
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has designated the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine as its newest Milestones in Microbiology site. more >>

Got Milk or Soy?
Eating foods that are high in soy or milk protein may offer another way to treat high blood pressure, according to a recent study led by Jiang He of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. more >>

Little Changes, Big Impact
Laura Murphy, the Carnegie Corporation of New York Professor in Social Entrepreneurship, studies HIV and AIDS in rural Africa and the impact of emerging technologies on those afflicted with the disease. view the video >>

Service Learning Beyond the Great Wall
Six Tulane undergraduate students combined the classroom with
world travel and service last summer, learning firsthand about
global health while providing support in several Chinese health
centers. more >>

Scholarships make a difference
One goal for our Centennial year is to increase scholarship aid for our talented students, allowing them to choose careers without regard to the burden of debt.  Please consider adding to an existing scholarship or starting a new one at SPHTM. more>>

Interactive Map: Tulane IS Global Health
Be a part of Tulane SPHTM’s centennial celebration by sharing where you are working in global health around the world. more >>


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