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Health, heroes and the #MeToo movement

January 19, 2018 3:15 PM
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Carolyn Scofield cscofiel@tulane.edu
  

 

 

A new study by Tulane researchers reveals who benefits the most from healthy eating. And geographer Richard Campanella helps you experience New Orleans like a local. Those are two stories making headlines in Tulane News in Review.

CNBC introduced viewers to the five people Bill Gates calls heroes. Among them, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine student and Nigerian doctor Adaora Okoli, who survived Ebola and is now studying infectious diseases and epidemiology.

Professor of epidemiology Lu Qi authored a study that found people who carry genes that make them more likely to become obese benefit most from a healthy diet. Health magazine along with Huffington Post UK, Yahoo News UK and the Telegraph all picked up the report.

Tulane’s Title IX officer Meredith Smith talked to The Atlantic about how colleges foretold the #MeToo movement.

Sociologist David Smilde had an op-ed in the New York Times with his thoughts about the unrest in Venezuela.

Grist interviewed Reggie Ferreira, director of the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, about the mental health crisis in Puerto Rico.

U.S. News & World Report picked up two exciting announcements from Tulane. The university unveiled a new program offering biotech executives, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs a temporary home base when they visit New Orleans. And Tulane’s business school will offer hospitality entrepreneurship programs at the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute, which is slated to open next year.

Justin Wolfe of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies talked to Splinter about the history of immigration in New Orleans.

Flynn Zaiger, who founded the Tulane University board games club, gave Business Insider tips on how to win Monopoly every time you play.

The Hechinger Report and the 74 Million both cited studies by the Education Research Alliance.

Dermatologist Lisa Donofrio talked skin toners with Real Simple.

Finally, Garden & Gun Magazine mentioned Tulane geographer Richard Campanella in their story about how to experience New Orleans like a local.

That’s all for Tulane News in Review. Thanks for watching!