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Stacy Drury
NIH taps Tulane neuroscientist to lead effort to standardize research in genetic aging

December 03, 2019

The National Institutes of Health awarded a $2.9 million grant to Tulane University neuroscientist Dr. Stacy Drury to lead a research network that will set methodological standards for studying a part of the chromosome that scientists increasingly recognize as an important biological marker of aging and age-related diseases.

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American College of Surgeons honors Tulane resident for volunteer service in Haiti

December 03, 2019

The American College of Surgeon (ACS) recently awarded one of its highest honors for volunteerism to former Tulane surgery resident Dr. Alison Smith for her work to provide medical care to the people of Haiti.

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Study finds common cold virus can infect the placenta

December 02, 2019

Researchers have shown that a common cold virus can infect cells derived from human placentas, suggesting that it may be possible for the infection to pass from expectant mothers to their unborn children.

Artist LaVanno-Varnado Brown
Newcomb Art Museum to host free performances, reception for the close of 'Flint is Family' and 'The American Dream Denied'

December 02, 2019

On Saturday, Dec. 7, Newcomb Art Museum will host a variety of performances from artists and collaborators from their current student-organized exhibition The American Dream Denied: The New Orleans Residents of Gordon Plaza Seek Relocation to celebrate the run of the impactful exhibition, as well as to mark the final days of the powerful solo show Flint is Family.

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Two Tulane physicians awarded high honors from American Heart Association

November 27, 2019

The American Heart Association recently honored two Tulane University physicians, cardiologist Dr. Keith Ferdinand and epidemiology professor Dr. Paul Whelton, with national awards for their outstanding contribution to the field of cardiology and cardiovascular research.

Jane Bertrand, Arsene Binanga and Julie Hernandez
Tulane researchers awarded millions to increase family planning in Central African nation

November 26, 2019

The Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI), a multi-donor program to reduce the human impact on tropical rainforests in Central Africa, recently awarded $7.2 million to a team of researchers at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Drs. Jane Bertrand, Arsene Binanga, and Julie Hernandez of the Department of Health Policy and Management will spearhead the project. The team’s goal is to increase contraceptive use in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Skip Bohm and Jay Rappaport
Tulane awarded $1.5 million for tuberculosis vaccine research

November 26, 2019

The Tulane National Primate Research Center was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help researchers find a more effective vaccine against tuberculosis. The grant will fund efforts to establish a nonhuman primate colony that more closely mimics the way people are currently vaccinated against the disease.

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Inaugural Kidney Cancer Day to raise awareness

November 22, 2019

The Section of Hematology and Medical Oncology in the John W. Deming Department of Medicine at Tulane will host its Inaugural Kidney Cancer Day on Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Tidewater Diboll Auditorium and Gallery at 1440 Canal St.

A Tulane researcher is heading to Antarctica to study global sea level.
Tulane scientist embarks on mission to Florida-sized glacier

November 20, 2019

A Tulane researcher is heading to Antarctica as part of a five-year quest to understand the Thwaites Glacier and its future contribution to global sea level.

Dr. Lu Qi
American Heart Association guidelines should include fat distribution Tulane-led study says

November 19, 2019

The seven metrics used by the American Heart Association to predict a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke don’t do enough to measure cardiovascular health because they fail to take into account the significance of where a person carries excess fat on their body, according to a new study.