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Hurricane Michael damage in Panama City
Tulane researchers study how Hurricane Michael affected pregnant mothers

August 05, 2019

Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm, hit the Florida Panhandle in October of 2018, and researchers at Tulane University are part of a new study to see how the disaster and its aftermath impacted pregnant women. Emily Harville, associate professor of epidemiology at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is leading a team of investigators including Tulane’s Dr. Maureen Lichtveld, professor and Freeport McMoRan Chair of Environmental Policy, along with researchers from Florida State University with funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Study reveals total warfare among Classic Maya
Study shows Maya civilization decimated by massive, fiery war

August 05, 2019

A Tulane University anthropologist is among a team of researchers who have uncovered evidence of extreme and violent warfare leading to widespread destruction of a Maya civilization nearly 1,500 years ago.


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Tulane study finds Medicaid expansion improved access to care

July 31, 2019

Fewer Louisianans report that they have to put off seeing a doctor or that they are unable to take their medications as prescribed thanks to Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion, according to a new Tulane University study released by Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health.

Tulane receives $2 million gift for architecture students' global studios
Tulane School of Architecture receives $2 million for global studios

July 31, 2019

The Tulane University School of Architecture has received a $2 million gift to establish the Saul A. Mintz Global Research Studios, a new program that will give students an opportunity to work internationally on critical global issues.

Lafitte Greenway
Study finds yield lights have drivers hitting gas instead of brakes at Lafitte Greenway

July 22, 2019

Lights at the intersections where the Lafitte Greenway meets New Orleans’ busy streets are meant to make drivers stop for cyclists and pedestrians. That’s the intention, at least. New research from Tulane University, however, finds drivers are more likely to hit the gas instead of the brakes when they see those lights flashing.

Rare pocket shark found in Gulf of Mexico
Researchers identify new species of pocket shark

July 18, 2019

Researchers, including two from Tulane University, have identified a new species of pocket shark, following careful study of a pocket shark that made international headlines in 2015.

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Pincus Family Foundation partners with Tulane University to launch violence prevention scholarship program

July 17, 2019

The Pincus Family Foundation has awarded a $550,000 grant to Tulane University to create a new, interdisciplinary program that will train future leaders in community-focused violence prevention in New Orleans.

Tulane Medical Center
Tulane to host event for students interested in the field of cardiology

July 16, 2019

New Orleans area high school and university students will get a firsthand glimpse of a day in the life of a cardiologist when Tulane University School of Medicine and Tulane Medical Center host the American College of Cardiology Young Scholars Program on Friday. 

Tony Hu
Tulane University names leading developer of advanced biomedical diagnostics newest Presidential Chair

July 16, 2019

Tulane University has named research scientist Tony Hu, PhD, a pioneer in developing advanced diagnostics for personalized medicine, as its second endowed presidential chair.  

Hurricane Barry preparations on Tulane campus
Tulane was fully prepared for worst-case Barry

July 13, 2019

Scores of Tulane personnel from Emergency Preparedness and Response, Campus Services, Student Affairs, Tulane University Police Department, Risk Management and numerous other departments prepared Tulane’s campuses for the impact of Hurricane Barry.