From blood pressure to battling erosion


From blood pressure to battling erosion, Tulane experts covered a wide variety of topics in national news. Here’s the latest Tulane News in Review.

Video captured what appeared to be an assassination attempt on Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Tulane sociologist David Smilde of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies spoke with a number of national news outlets including Bloomberg, the Associated Press, CNN, the New York Times and NPR.


Puerto Rican officials now estimate Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people. USA Today’s story quoted George Haddow, a senior fellow at Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy and an expert in emergency management.

The School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine’s Arthur Mora talked with Wallet Hub about the best and worst states for health care.

The School of Social Work’s Charles Figley called into New Zealand’s Radio Live to talk about compassion fatigue.


Healio featured Tulane cardiologists Dr. Keith Ferdinand and Dr. Paul Whelton in stories about controlling blood pressure.

The Washington Post quoted Dr. Steven Hill, director of the Tulane Center for Circadian Biology, in a story about how cancer is affected by the body’s internal clock.

Engineering News-Record interviewed Tulane’s Mark Davis and John Barry about how Mississippi River diversions could save Louisiana’s coast.

Finally, Tulane broke its fundraising record, with a whopping $150 million donated during the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report and other news outlets covered the story.

On behalf of the Green Wave nation, thank you for the support! And thanks for watching Tulane News in Review.