Tag Archives: Global health research

Where’s Pierre?

It won’t be long now. By the time you read this issue, Pierre’s sabbatical will be winding down as he prepares to return to Tulane at the start of July. As you might expect, Pierre’s been keeping busy during his … Continue reading

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APHA is coming to New Orleans!

The annual American Public Health Association Annual Meeting is coming to New Orleans November 15-19 and we hope you will be there! Attending the APHA meeting and exposition is always a good professional move since it connects you with more … Continue reading

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Researchers use E.coli to make potential malaria vaccine

A Tulane University researcher has found a way to use E.coli bacteria to cheaply manufacture a once hard-to-produce protein critical to the development of a potential transmission-blocking malaria vaccine. Dr. Nirbhay Kumar, PhD, professor and chair of tropical medicine at … Continue reading

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Tulane report shows health disparities for women, girls in Greater N.O.

A Tulane University report highlights social factors including race, age and gender that contribute to stark disparities in health and economic outcomes for women and girls in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. The report finds that African-American women lag behind in numerous health … Continue reading

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Focus on Depression: Major depressive disorder target of $3.13 million Tulane study

Tulane University has received a five-year $3.13 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the causes of major depressive disorder (MDD). “Major depressive disorder is a devastating psychiatric disorder that affects millions of Americans,” says Dr. … Continue reading

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Focus on Depression: Feeling depressed may weigh on women

A Tulane University study of women working in Greater New Orleans area public schools found that symptoms of depression were linked to behaviors that can lead to overweight and obesity. “This study adds to growing evidence of the link between … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business: Family Planning in the DRC

To even a casual observer, the problems of rapid population growth are painfully evident in Kinshasa, a teeming city of 10 million and the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The effects of ravaging poverty and poor … Continue reading

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Living in disordered neighborhoods gets under the skin

Living in a violence-plagued neighborhood may cause such great stress that a person’s gene expression may be altered. These are the findings of Katherine Theall, Stacy Drury and an interdisciplinary team of Tulane University researchers. Theall is associate professor of … Continue reading

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Researchers 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 … Continue reading

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Chromosome 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 … Continue reading

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