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Fitts Dinner
Tulane President Mike Fitts meets the press at Penn Club media dinner

December 11, 2019

Student debt, diversity and ideological divides over support for universities were just some of the many topics covered in a wide-ranging discussion at a national higher education media dinner Tulane President Mike Fitts attended this week.

A Tulane University researcher is looking at ways to develop new imaging methods to improve the treatment of preeclampsia.
Pregnancy disorder subject of new Tulane study

December 10, 2019

A Tulane University researcher has received a grant that will support the development of new imaging methods to improve the treatment of preeclampsia.

BMike Odums
Newcomb Art Museum presents solo exhibition of work by Brandan ‘BMike’ Odums

December 09, 2019

Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, NOT Supposed 2-Be Here, the first solo show in a museum setting by artist Brandan “BMike” Odums. The exhibition is set to open Saturday, Jan. 18 and run through May 23, 2020.

Stacy Drury
NIH taps Tulane neuroscientist to lead effort to standardize research in genetic aging

December 03, 2019

The National Institutes of Health awarded a $2.9 million grant to Tulane University neuroscientist Dr. Stacy Drury to lead a research network that will set methodological standards for studying a part of the chromosome that scientists increasingly recognize as an important biological marker of aging and age-related diseases.

Alison Smith award
American College of Surgeons honors Tulane resident for volunteer service in Haiti

December 03, 2019

The American College of Surgeon (ACS) recently awarded one of its highest honors for volunteerism to former Tulane surgery resident Dr. Alison Smith for her work to provide medical care to the people of Haiti.

Pregnant woman with cold
Study finds common cold virus can infect the placenta

December 02, 2019

Researchers have shown that a common cold virus can infect cells derived from human placentas, suggesting that it may be possible for the infection to pass from expectant mothers to their unborn children.

Artist LaVanno-Varnado Brown
Newcomb Art Museum to host free performances, reception for the close of 'Flint is Family' and 'The American Dream Denied'

December 02, 2019

On Saturday, Dec. 7, Newcomb Art Museum will host a variety of performances from artists and collaborators from their current student-organized exhibition The American Dream Denied: The New Orleans Residents of Gordon Plaza Seek Relocation to celebrate the run of the impactful exhibition, as well as to mark the final days of the powerful solo show Flint is Family.

Two Tulane physicians awarded high honors from American Heart Association

November 27, 2019

The American Heart Association recently honored two Tulane University physicians, cardiologist Dr. Keith Ferdinand and epidemiology professor Dr. Paul Whelton, with national awards for their outstanding contribution to the field of cardiology and cardiovascular research.

Jane Bertrand, Arsene Binanga and Julie Hernandez
Tulane researchers awarded millions to increase family planning in Central African nation

November 26, 2019

The Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI), a multi-donor program to reduce the human impact on tropical rainforests in Central Africa, recently awarded $7.2 million to a team of researchers at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Drs. Jane Bertrand, Arsene Binanga, and Julie Hernandez of the Department of Health Policy and Management will spearhead the project. The team’s goal is to increase contraceptive use in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Skip Bohm and Jay Rappaport
Tulane awarded $1.5 million for tuberculosis vaccine research

November 26, 2019

The Tulane National Primate Research Center was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help researchers find a more effective vaccine against tuberculosis. The grant will fund efforts to establish a nonhuman primate colony that more closely mimics the way people are currently vaccinated against the disease.