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 Tulane Empowers

Journalist David Bornstein speaks about social innovation
A panel of local visionaries joins the NewDay speaker to answer questions after talking about their social innovation projects.
 
Tulane opens flagship community health center
The Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center and Brinton Family Health & Healing Center is dedicated. View the video.
 
Plan to turn algae into oil wins prize
Tulane team wins this year’s Domain Cos. New Orleans Entrepreneur Challenge for ReactWell, with a patent-pending technology to convert algae into crude oil.
 
Med students organize council to improve care
With four student-run community health clinics in operation, Tulane medical students organize an Interclinic Council to share resources.
 
Care in the line of fire
Trauma expert Dr. Norman McSwain led a course in combat casualty training for doctors and medics from 10 Latin American countries.
 
A rare affliction and a medical first
Doctor successfully treats patient with both lupus and sickle cell disease. View the video.

Healthy picking: Abundant fruit for needy families

Tulane alumna Megan Nuismer leads volunteers who gather fruit and donate it to community organizations. 

fruit tree project
Tulane alumna Megan Nuismer leads volunteers who gather fruit that’s free for the picking and donate it to community organizations. (Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano)


February 27, 2012

Michael Celone
newwave@tulane.edu

Some New Orleans households with limited resources may not be able to afford the healthier foods that contribute to a balanced diet. Tulane alumna Megan Nuismer is trying to change that by making fruit accessible through the New Orleans Fruit Tree Project.

The concept is simple. It originated during Nuismer’s time as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at the Hollygrove Market & Farm. More...

 

 

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