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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 >>

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 >>

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