A more than $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was awarded to Dr. Dominique Meekers in the Department of International Health and Sustainable Development at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine to develop and test new patient-centered digital counseling tools for family planning in Nigeria.
According to a Tulane study that compared popular diets on nutritional quality and environmental impact, the keto and paleo diets, as eaten by American adults, scored among the lowest on nutrition quality and were among the highest on carbon emissions. Read more on the Tulane News site.
The inaugural Tulane Research, Innovation and Creativity Summit (TRICS), held Wednesday, March 1, and Thursday, March 2, brought together Tulane scholars from across all disciplines to highlight their research and creative work. See the photos on the Tulane News site.
The influencer marketing economy is booming, but for many influencers, harnessing the power of their content is easier said than done. Enter FanFix: an 8-figure company founded by Tulane alumnus Harry Gestetner that helps influencers monetize their content and turn their passions into profits. Rob Lalka of Tulane’s Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation joins Gestetner to discuss how he created a company that’s revolutionizing the influencer economy. Listen Now
The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South (NOCGS) at Tulane will host a screening of “Hollow Tree,” the debut documentary film by Kira Akerman, the center’s 2019 Monroe Fellow. The documentary follows three young women coming of age into a new climate reality in Southeast Louisiana. The screening will take place Tuesday, March 7, from 6-9 p.m. in Freeman Auditorium. Following the screening, a Q&A will take place with Akerman and the film’s three protagonists, Annabelle Pavy, Tanielma DaCosta, and Mekenzie Fanguy. It will be moderated by NOCGS Clark Executive Director Rebecca Snedeker. The event is co-sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts’ Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, and Native American Studies programs. Visit the Wavesync event page for more information and to register.
Angela Keyes, associate professor of psychiatry and associate director of Tulane Mental Health Consultation Services at the School of Medicine, discusses how toddlers’ and infants’ behaviors can signal to adults potential mental health issues. Keyes is also the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Department of Psychiatry.
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Farah Allouch, doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Katherine T. Mills, associate professor and vice chair of epidemiology at the school, discuss preliminary findings of a study that indicate religious beliefs of Black churchgoers in New Orleans may play a role in health behaviors.
Glass Half Full, which is co-founded by two Tulane alumni, and Tulane researchers are winners of the 2023 Gizmodo Science Fair for recycling glass bottles and using them to restore Louisiana’s eroding coast.
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