Tag Archives: tropical medicine

Zika: Surveillance and Response

Researchers have been aware of Zika virus since 1947, but it’s only within the past 10 years that the virus has spread rapidly and caused more than minor illness. Faculty at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical … Continue reading

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IN MEMORIAM: Professor Emeritus Antonio D’Alessandro

PROFESSOR EMERITUS ANTONIO D’ALESSANDRO, a treasured, long-time faculty member, passed away on February 28, 2016. He was 89. In 1956, soon after completing his medical training in Buenos Aires, D’Alessandro entered Tulane’s MPH&TM program. The following year he became a doctoral student in parasitology … Continue reading

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IN MEMORIAM: Professor Emeritus Antonio D’Alessandro (cont.)

Antonio D’Alessandro was one of those amazing role models that you always remember, and who have a major impact on your life. I worked with him as a faculty colleague from 1990 when I started as an assistant professor in … Continue reading

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SPHTM Responds to Ebola: The Doctor Susan McLellan, MD, MPH

Infectious disease specialist Susan McLellan, clinical associate professor of tropical medicine, watched the Ebola outbreak unfolding and thought, “I can help with this.” She had been to Kenema in the past and knew the people and the area. “I responded … 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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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 Turns 100! The Emerging Years (Pre-1912)

New Orleans, in general, and Tulane specifically were both natural choices for the first school of hygiene and tropical medicine. For starters, in 1912 New Orleans was a major international port and was no stranger to tropical diseases like yellow … Continue reading

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Malaria prevention saves children’s lives

Malaria continues to be a major disease worldwide, but while funding projects are working hard to improve malaria prevention it is difficult to measure how effective these interventions are. Research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Malaria Journal has … Continue reading

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Elimination in Sight

Alumnus Mauricio Sauerbrey leads the effort to end River Blindness in the Americas What do you do when you have significantly reduced malaria transmission rates in your home country?  For Mauricio Sauerbrey, you turn your attention toward another illness that … Continue reading

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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. The site was commemorated with the installation of a plaque at the school, revealed during a … Continue reading

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