February 02, 2022
Mental health issues continue to be a crucial concern as the pandemic enters a recovery phase, according to a Tulane study.
February 01, 2022
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane University a $1 million grant to increase the number and diversity of physician scientists engaged in heart, lung and blood disease research.
January 26, 2022
Tulane University researchers have discovered that remnants of B. burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, may contribute to inflammation in both the central and peripheral nervous systems.
January 20, 2022
January 19, 2022
Manuel A. Ocasio of the School of Medicine and Jasper J. Privat of the Tulane Counseling Center were awarded a Center for Public Service grant of $10,000 for their project “Community Care Is Our Own Salvation: Community-Based Resilience and Healing for Trans Communities Surviving Natural Disasters in Louisiana.”The Center for Public Service (CPS) has announced the recipients for its 2022 CPS Faculty Community-Engaged Research Grant.
Manuel A. Ocasio and Jasper J. Privat were awarded a grant for $10,000 for their project “Community Care is Our Own Salvation: Community-Based Resilience and Healing for Trans Communities Surviving Natural Disasters in Louisiana.”
Ocasio (he/him) is an assistant professor at the School of Medicine, and Privat (they/them) is a staff psychologist at Tulane Counseling Center as well as an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Science and Engineering.
This project aims to leverage and strengthen an existing partnership with a community partner, TIDAL, a trans-led coalition of community members, healthcare providers, students and teachers in the Gulf South, united in their commitment to trans liberation through equitable healthcare. Ocasio and Privat’s project’s goal is to develop for TIDAL an innovative workshop tailored to the transgender and gender non-conforming community that will provide practical skills to promote and teach resilience in response to a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, tornado or flooding. The workshop will fill an important gap in tailored services for TGNC patients, empower communities during crises and inform the development of future workshops that can be scaled to increase impact for other geographic regions and TGNC populations.
“We are thrilled about this opportunity to uplift and celebrate trans resilience and healing,” Privat said. “Two-Spirit, trans and gender non-conforming folks are more likely to experience the traumatic stress of natural disasters in the context of cumulative and traumatizing systemic challenges, such as discrimination in medical settings and isolation from networks of support. We believe this community-based, trans-led project will cultivate a healing space for the trans folks involved and beyond.”
Two-Spirit is a term from indigenous American heritage and may be used as an indicator of gender identification.
The $10,000 award will be granted over 18 months. CPS Faculty Community-Engaged Research Grants are awarded annually to faculty whose research “engages community partners in reciprocal relationships to co-produce knowledge, resulting in public value and recognizable scholarly impacts in their field(s) of inquiry.”
January 13, 2022
If your New Year’s resolution is to eat better for the planet, a new Tulane University study finds it may be easier than you think. Americans who eat beef could slash their diet’s carbon footprint as much as 48 percent by swapping just one serving per day for a more planet-friendly alternative.
December 21, 2021
Many species of morning glories contain elements of powerful psychedelic drugs, according to a new Tulane University study published in the journal Communications Biology.
December 20, 2021
The Annual Synergy Research Event celebrates the achievements of Tulane researchers and encourages collaboration.
December 20, 2021
Hannah Frank, a bat expert in the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, will share in a $1.25 million award for new research in detecting and mitigating emerging animal-borne infectious diseases.
December 16, 2021
Jesse M. Keenan, an associate professor of real estate in the Tulane School of Architecture, has received several domestic and international climate appointments.
November 22, 2021
Tulane’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine provides recipes that incorporate festive fall flavors, such as a spaghetti squash dish and a cornbread dressing that are perfect additions to a Thanksgiving menu.
November 19, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced New Orleans public school teachers to switch from in-person instruction to a virtual or hybrid setting, the transition left many feeling anxious over their ability to impact student learning, according to a multi-agency study led by Tulane University.
A study led by Tulane University, a member of the New Orleans Trauma-Informed Schools Learning Collaborative, revealed that many teachers suffered from anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress during the COVID-19 pandemic — and continue to do so.
November 16, 2021
Could naturally occurring stem cells throughout the body hold the key to unlocking the next generation of advances in regenerative medicine? Absolutely, according to Tulane University Professor of Medicine Dr. Eckhard Alt, who recently published a perspective in the journal Cells that outlines how a type of adult stem cell holds tremendous promise to fuel advances in treating a variety of conditions.
November 10, 2021
The national observance of Veterans Day is an opportunity to recognize and thank the men and women who have served in the armed forces. It’s also essential to acknowledge the challenges some of our hero’s face when it comes to receiving quality health care.