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Study uncovers what happens inside artery plaque to trigger strokes

August 11, 2022

For the first time, researchers at Tulane University and Ochsner Health were able to genetically sequence carotid plaque tissue collected from patients within days after a stroke. The discovery could help researchers develop new tools to stop strokes from happening. 

New Board members Kim Boyle (left) and Michael Rubenstein
Two prominent attorneys named to Board of Tulane

August 09, 2022

Kim Boyle, one of New Orleans’ top lawyers and Michael D. Rubenstein, a Tulane graduate and leading attorney based in Houston, have been named to the Board of Tulane, the university’s main governing body. The board members began their appointments on July 1. Boyle previously served on the Tulane board from 2009-2021 and was elected to an additional term. Rubenstein will serve as the new Tulane Alumni Association member of the board.

Tulane physicist Fred Wietfeldt
Tulane physicist awarded $8.2 million to precisely measure lifetime of the free neutron

July 28, 2022

Tulane physics professor Fred Wietfeldt has been awarded an $8.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build a new apparatus aimed at solving what he calls “one of the most important problems in physics today.”

Tulane bat expert Hannah Frank
What bats can teach us about stopping the next pandemic

July 27, 2022

A new Tulane study suggests that the link between bats and coronaviruses is likely due to a long-shared history, and that genetic information can help us prevent and manage future pandemics.

 

 

 

Amitinder Kaur
Tulane awarded $3.5 million to study how killer immune cells prevent birth defects

July 25, 2022

Tulane University researchers will use a new $3.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to investigate how specialized immune cells may block cytomegalovirus transmission during pregnancy.  

Cheryl A. Verlander (NC ’70, SW ’75) and her husband, Charles “Chuck” N. Bracht, have made a $1 million bequest to Tulane’s Verlander-Bracht Scholarship Endowed Fund, which they created in 2008 to support students who are pursuing master’s degrees at the
Couple makes $1 million bequest to strengthen their Tulane School of Social Work scholarship

July 18, 2022

Alumna Cheryl A. Verlander and her husband, Charles “Chuck” N. Bracht, have made a $1 million bequest to Tulane’s Verlander-Bracht Scholarship Endowed Fund, which they created in 2008 to support students who are pursuing master’s degrees at the School of Social Work.

COVID-19 Vaccine
Large study finds menstrual changes after COVID vaccine

July 15, 2022

A new study confirms what many on social media have long reported: The COVID-19 vaccines did affect people’s periods, especially for those who don’t typically have them due to long-acting contraceptives, gender-affirming hormone treatments or menopause.

Shawn Abbott
Tulane University names veteran admissions leader to head enrollment management

July 13, 2022

Shawn Abbott, who has held leadership roles in enrollment management at NYU, Stanford, Columbia and other top universities, has accepted the appointment as Tulane University’s new vice president for enrollment management and dean of admission effective September 6.

Marcus Foster
Tulane University alumnus Marcus Foster named Chief Title IX Officer

June 29, 2022

Marcus Foster, a graduate of Tulane University’s School of Law, has been named the university’s new Chief Title IX Officer, effective July 1.

Count the Costs
Count the Costs: Tulane faculty focus research efforts on improving equity in primary care access

June 22, 2022

The color of a person’s skin can often define the level of healthcare they receive. A new Tulane University study identifies the barriers patients from marginalized communities face when they seek primary care appointments and how health care providers can address these inequities.