Tag Archives: global environmental health

Summer better than others: Emerging Scholars Rise From the Oil Spill

EMERGING SCHOLARS RISE FROM THE OIL SPILL Nine local high school students became environmental health scientists for the summer at Tulane University in an innovative program funded by the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program, part of BP’s settlement of class … 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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Alumni rewards SPHTM student with complimentary APHA 2011 registration

SANDY ROCK (GHSD MPH ’72)(left) has held a membership in the American Public Health Association (APHA) for 40 years! In honor of his continued membership, APHA rewarded him with complimentary registration for himself and a guest to the 2011 annual … 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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