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Alumni Notes Spring/Summer 2014

HARMONY R. ALLISON, MD (MCH MPH ’97) is an associate professor of medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass., where she lives with her husband and 3-year-old daughter. She fondly remembers her Peace Corps service in Burkina Faso, West Africa, … Continue reading

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SPHTM Expands Efforts in Latin America and the Carribean

Cuba Summer Program Resumes in May Thanks to a successful trip to Cuba in December by a Tulane delegation of faculty and  administrators from public health, science and engineering, and the provost’s office, the  university will expand its existing relationship … Continue reading

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Gulf Region grant leads to program for high school students and teachers

Last spring, Maureen Lichtveld, Freeport McMoRan Chair of Environmental Policy at Tulane, was awarded the $15 million Environmental Health Capacity and Literacy Project, a five-year grant included in the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program funded through BP’s settlement of class … Continue reading

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Testing begins in chlorine disaster impact study

Researchers led by Erik Svendsen of Tulane have begun testing to investigate the long-term pulmonary effects of a 2005 chlorine gas spill caused by a train derailment in Graniteville, S.C. Approximately 1,400 residents were affected. “The goal of this study … Continue reading

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Does an Oil Spill Put Women’s Health in Peril?

Maureen Lichtveld, Freeport McMoRan chair of Environmental Policy, is leading a five-year study to explore the potential health impacts of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on pregnant women and women of reproductive age living in Louisiana’s coastal parishes. The National Institute … Continue reading

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Spreading the Word about Breast Cancer

With late-stage breast cancer diagnoses on the rise among African-American women, a new interactive DVD was released during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The DVD is targeted to African-American women to promote regular mammograms in this vulnerable population group. The … Continue reading

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Researchers Respond to Oil Leak

    The explosion and subsequent leak from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig quickly captivated the attention of residents in Southeast Louisiana and throughout the Gulf Coast.  For faculty in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, the oil leak presented … Continue reading

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Globally Speaking

By Deirdre Boling Global health. Two little words that get a lot of attention. They appear in our standard tagline, a commitment to global health; in our centennial tagline Century of Commitment to Global Health; and as the name of … Continue reading

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