Health Research News Fall/Winter 2013

02 Peer HealthResearchers target infant survival in Cambodia
Richard Oberhelman and Alessandra Bazzano will work with Var Chivorn of the National Institute of Public Health for the Kingdom of Cambodia to implement a novel program to reduce newborn mortality in Cambodia as part of a Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Health Program. more>>

03 ChomosomeChromosome component in children impacted by prenatal smoke exposure
Katherine Theall, Cecile Usdin Professor in Women’s Health at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has published a new study in the American Journal of Public Health that finds prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke can impact parts of chromosomes in children. more>>

04 KidneyTulane scientists receive $3.35 million for kidney research
Tulane University researchers will receive $3.35 million to continue their participation for the next five years in a major national study on kidney disease. Funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health, the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study has, since 2003, followed nearly 4,000 patients with chronic kidney disease through two phases of research at seven centers around the country including Tulane. more>>

05 DairyHealth economics student takes first place in Dairy Data Challenge
Alejandra Leyton, a master’s of public health student in the Department of Global Health Systems and Development, has earned top prize in the Incentive Challenge to Improve Dairy Data, issued by Scientists without Borders in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science. more>>

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