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Jorge Castorena-Gonzalez at a microscope
NIH awards $2.4 million grant to study link between obesity and lymphatic dysfunction

June 07, 2023

Researchers at Tulane University are looking into understanding how inflammatory diseases and dysfunction of the lymphatic system are connected, with their eyes on a potential therapy for people with lymphedema.

Doctor meeting with patient
Study: Rising costs of racial and ethnic health inequities in US surpass $450 billion

May 16, 2023

Racial and ethnic health inequities cost the United States economy $451 billion in 2018, a sharp increase from the previous estimate of $320 billion in 2014, according to a new study published in JAMA by Tulane University researchers. 


Angie Birnbaum
Tulane University launches institute to bolster pandemic readiness and response

April 27, 2023

Tulane University announced its new Biocontainment Institute, which will serve as a national and international training hub for pandemic readiness and response as well as help develop a workforce for the next public health emergency. 

Tulane University Commencement honors
AI Pioneer, ‘Hamilton’ star, Jazz Fest producer to be honored at Tulane Commencement

April 20, 2023

At Tulane University’s Unified Commencement Ceremony, held on May 20, 2023, honorary degrees will be awarded to Quint Davis and Rosalind Picard,  and Leslie Odom, Jr. will receive the President's Medal.

Dr. Michele Longo consults with a patient
Nationally recognized experts in Long COVID to gather for Tulane symposium

April 18, 2023

Tulane University will host a symposium for healthcare providers on April 21, 2023, that will bring together nationally recognized experts in Long COVID to discuss treatments for the condition, the impact on health systems, and what the future holds for the millions of people with lasting fatigue, brain fog, difficulty breathing, and other chronic health issues.

Leslie Odom, Jr.
Tony and Grammy Award-winning 'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom, Jr. to address Tulane graduates

April 11, 2023

Tony and Grammy Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr., best known for his breakout role as the original Aaron Burr in the hit musical Hamilton, will address graduates as the keynote speaker at Tulane University’s unified commencement Saturday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Yulman Stadium.

Anders Osborne to teach at Tulane
Singer-songwriter Anders Osborne joins Tulane as summer faculty

April 10, 2023

New Orleans musician, songwriter and philanthropist Anders Osborne will teach a music business course as part of the faculty of the Tulane School of Liberal Arts Summer 2023 “Maymester” session.

Tulane study on sea level rise
Study finds record-breaking rates of sea-level rise along the U.S. Southeast and Gulf coasts since 2010

April 10, 2023

Sea levels along the U.S. Southeast and Gulf coasts have been rapidly accelerating, reaching record-breaking rates over the past 12 years, according to a new study led by scientists at Tulane University.

Dr. Jacques Courseault tests a patient for hypermobility by bending her arm back
Could a vitamin deficiency cause ‘double-jointedness’ and troubling connective-tissue disorder?

April 10, 2023

Tulane University researchers have discovered a possible genetic cause for hypermobility (commonly known as double-jointedness) and a range of associated connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, according to preliminary findings published in the journal Heliyon.

Nasal spray vaccine
Tulane University awarded contract up to $16 million to bring pneumonia nasal vaccine to clinical trials

April 07, 2023

Tulane University has been awarded an up to $16 million contract from the National Institutes of Health to bring to phase one clinical trial a nasal spray vaccine university researchers invented to thwart antibiotic-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, a leading cause of pneumonia.