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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.

AFib ablation surgery
Global AFib study finds simple procedures work best

June 21, 2022

Results from one of the largest global studies of atrial fibrillation (AFib) procedures show that the simple approach is usually best when it comes to ablation, a procedure where physicians destroy or ablate cardiac tissue to correct irregular heart rhythms. The findings could change the way patients are treated for AFib.

Brian Summa is a professor in Tulane Department of Computer Science
Tulane professor wins Early Career Award to tame massive supercomputer datasets

June 21, 2022

A Tulane computer scientist is one of 83 researchers from across the United States to win an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Tulane engineering students finalists in NASA competition
Tulane team a finalist in NASA moon exploration competition

June 15, 2022

A team of Tulane engineering students and graduates is a finalist in a moon exploration competition sponsored by NASA.