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Dr. Gregory Bix, director of COBALT and the Clinical Neuroscience Research Center at Tulane University School of Medicine
Tulane launches ‘biobank’ for researchers studying causes of long COVID-19

July 28, 2021

Tulane University has launched a new COVID-19 “biobank” of blood and cell samples from COVID-19 survivors to help researchers investigate what causes some to recover quickly from the virus while others face lasting symptoms. The COVID-19 Biobank and Library at Tulane (COBALT) will safely store hundreds of biological samples that will be available to scientists at the university as well as external collaborators across the country. 

Tulane professor appointed president-elect of international organization
Tulane professor named president of economic inequality group

July 28, 2021

Nora Lustig, a Tulane economics professor, has been appointed president-elect of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.

portable hospital for COVID-19 patients
Tulane professor offers inside look at COVID-19 crisis and response

July 26, 2021

Jesse M. Keenan, an associate professor of real estate in the Tulane School of Architecture is co-editor of the new book COVID-19: Systemic Risk and Resilience (Springer, 2021), which features 22 chapters were written by experts from around the world who have assisted their home countries in managing the COVID-19 crisis.

Tulane researcher teaming up BioAesthetics on new treatment for pelvic organ prolapse.
Tulane spin-out company to develop new treatment for pelvic organ prolapse

July 21, 2021

Tulane researcher Kristin Miller is teaming up with the Tulane spin-out company BioAesthetics Corp. to develop a new graft for treating pelvic organ prolapse (POP).



Susan Hassig
An epidemiologist answers questions about the Delta variant

July 21, 2021

Tulane epidemiologist Susan Hassig  answers questions about the more contagious Delta variant including the risks of breakthrough cases, what parents should think about as school starts next month and whether we’re likely to need a vaccine booster shot later this year.

Child getting vaccine
Tulane University, Children’s Hospital launch Moderna Covid-19 vaccine trial for children from 6 months to 11 years old

July 21, 2021

Tulane University School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital New Orleans are participating in a national clinical trial to test the effectiveness of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in children ages six months to 11 years old.

Dr. Greg Stewart
Tulane University rolls out graduate certificate in sports medicine

July 14, 2021

The Tulane School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) now offers a graduate certificate in Sports Medicine in partnership with the Tulane School of Medicine and the Center for Sport. The certificate program will begin in summer 2021, and enrollment is open. 

Monica Embers
The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation grants funding for Bartonella Research Consortium

July 14, 2021

Key infectious disease researchers at Tulane University, Duke University and North Carolina State University will collaborate on an initiative to develop a treatment for bartonelloses, a spectrum of vector-borne diseases that can cause debilitating symptoms. The three-year, $4.8 million initiative funded by The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation, will establish the Bartonella Research Consortium to develop a novel treatment for bartonelloses. 

New Board of Tulane members
Three new members join the Board of Tulane

July 12, 2021

Three new members have been named to the Board of Tulane, the university’s main governing body. The newly elected board members, who began their appointments on July 1, 2021, include Dr. Regina Benjamin, Richard M. Lerner and Martha Murphy.

Admissions TikTok account award
Tulane Admissions receives top national award for its TikTok account

July 12, 2021

Tulane University’s Office of Undergraduate Admission has received the prestigious 2021 Grand Gold Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in the category of digital communications, social media and student recruitment for its official TikTok account, and coordinated strategy between social media platforms and email marketing.