2015 News Archive

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US News & World Report Rankings 2015 Celebration Cake Cutting

Dean Pierre Buekens, with Student Government officers,
makes the first cut in a cake celebrating SPHTM's rise
in the
US News & World Report rankings.

(Photo: Rick Olivier)

From 1912 to #12
The Student Government Association’s annual Thought Symposium provided the perfect venue to celebrate SPHTM’s success and its advancement in the US News Public Health Rankings. more>>

Hot button issue: economic benefits of paid leaves
For many employees, a doctor’s visit may cost one-half to a full day’s pay, and many workers opt to skip the appointment. It’s a challenge that employers, policy makers and even the president are bringing to the forefront. more>>

Let’s eradicate health disparities’
Student leaders in the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine hope to open a dialogue on global health disparities during their annual Thought Symposium on Thursday (March 19) and Friday (March 20). more>>

Tulane SPHTM Advances in Rank to 12th Among Graduate Schools of Public Health
The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine moves up to #12 among graduate schools of public health according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. more>>

Sexual aggression on college campuses: a public health problem
To examine concerns about sexual assault on college campuses, the Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women’s Health Education Center and the Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University invited Kevin Swartout, an assistant professor at Georgia State University and researcher on violence against women, to discuss the subject of sexual assault on college campuses. more>>

Donald Krogstad to be Honored with Common Good Award
Dr. Donald Krogstad, professor of tropical medicine at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has been selected by the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees to receive one of two 2015 Common Good Awards. As a physician and researcher, he has devoted his life to finding ways to contain and fight malaria. more>>


Tulane joins CDC effort to eliminate malaria in Hispaniola
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is part of a newly announced U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention led consortium that aims to eliminate indigenous cases of malaria on the island of Hispaniola by 2020. more>>

I2PH International Scholars Networking Reception
The Interdisciplinary Innovative Programs Hub, or I2PH, was created to encourage interdisciplinary approaches to global health. Last week, the I2PH brought together a number of international scholars to talk about global networking opportunities and how to approach a global health career.  more>>


Skip the dip! Super Bowl team cities see spike in flu deaths
Boston and Seattle football fans beware! Cities with teams in the Super Bowl see a big spike in flu deaths, according to a new Tulane University study. more>>

Tulane Alumnus Named Young Healthcare Executive of the Year
Mario Garner, a 2004 alumnus of the Master of Healthcare Administration program at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has been tapped to receive the Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. more>>

Collaborations celebrated in Kinshasa
Dean Pierre Buekens recently returned from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where he laid the groundwork for a new grant while strengthening bonds with the school’s network of collaborators. more>>

Safe streets lead to more walking and biking to school
More students walk or bike to school when surroundings streets, sidewalks and crosswalks are safe and attractive, according to a Tulane University Tulane Prevention Research Center study published in the Journal of School Health this month. more>>

Can your cellphone help you lose weight?
If you’re looking to trim down now, one of the best tools may be in the palm of your hand. Cellphone support can help people lose significantly more weight, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. more >>


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