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Warwick Hotel
Tulane to lease former Warwick Hotel, greatly expanding its downtown campus

February 21, 2020

Tulane University has signed a long-term lease with the owners of the former Warwick Hotel, a 12-story building located at 1315 Gravier St., adjacent to Tulane University School of Medicine. The university plans to fill 154 apartments of the renovated building with graduate students, researchers, physicians, faculty and other affiliates of its expanding downtown campus. 

Tony Hu
Tulane researchers developing rapid test for tuberculosis with DOD grant

February 21, 2020

Led by Tony Hu, the Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Biotechnology Innovation at Tulane University School of Medicine, researchers at Tulane, Baylor College of Medicine and NanoPin Technologies, Inc. are now developing a rapid, reliable and highly specific test to allow rapid diagnosis of all forms of  Tuberculosis (TB), the leading worldwide cause of death from infectious disease. 

Skip Bohm and Jay Rappaport
Tulane University launches new coronavirus research program to develop a vaccine and advanced diagnostics

February 19, 2020

From working to develop one of the first nonhuman primate models for the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to designing new therapeutic strategies and nanotechnology-based tests to rapidly diagnose infections, researchers at Tulane University are responding across disciplines to the emerging coronavirus epidemic.

Mac Hyman is an expert in mathematical modeling.
Tulane math professor leads effort to map spread of coronavirus

February 18, 2020

Tulane mathematics professor James “Mac” Hyman uses mathematical models to better understand and predict the spread of the coronavirus.

VFA fellows
Tulane partners with Venture for America to host fellows, mentors for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

February 18, 2020

Tulane University’s Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will partner with Venture For America to host a select group of 2020 VFA Fellows along with leaders from university entrepreneurship centers across the country during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week in March.

Tulane to host forum about emerging 2019 coronavirus outbreak

February 11, 2020


Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will host a forum at noon on Friday in the Diboll Auditorium about what infectious disease experts know about the emerging 2019 novel coronavirus and how public health officials are working to stop the epidemic.

(l-r): Dr. Gabriel Morley, New Orleans Public Library, Robin Forman, Tulane University, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Cheryl Landrieu, Co-Chair, Denise McConduit, children's author and Judy Newman, Scholastic.
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University Partners with Scholastic and City of New Orleans for Family Day Lineup of Children’s Authors

February 10, 2020

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University announced today it will partner with  Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and the City of New Orleans’ Mayor’s Office of Youth and Families to bring a group of 15 talented and award-winning children’s authors for the event’s inaugural Family Day at the Festival on Saturday, March 21, 2020.  

Nick Spitzer
Tulane professor of anthropology inducted into Folk DJ Hall of Fame

February 10, 2020

Nick Spitzer, creator and producer of the “American Routes” radio show, was recognized by Folk Alliance International at its January conference.

The daily lineups of the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will feature over 100 celebrated and rising authors and three keynote author sessions. (Photo by Sally Asher)
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University announces daily lineup of authors, ticket information

February 05, 2020

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University announced today the daily lineups of more than 100 celebrated and rising authors for its inaugural weekend, March 19-21 on Tulane University's uptown campus. 

Jordan Karlitz, MD
Spike in US colorectal cancer rates from age 49 to 50 suggests many cases likely undiagnosed before screenings

January 31, 2020

A year-by-year age analysis of colorectal cancer rates among U.S. adults finds a 46% increase in new diagnoses from ages 49 to 50, indicating that many latent cases of the disease are likely going undiagnosed until routine screenings begin at 50, according to a new study in JAMA Network Open