Starting Antiretroviral Treatment Early Improves Outcomes for HIV-Infected Individuals.
NIH-Funded Trial Results Likely Will Impact Global Treatment Guidelines

Tulane’s Louisiana Community AIDS Research Program (LaCARP) participated in the international START study, comparing early versus delayed initiation of HAART. Dr. David Mushatt is the Principal Investigator for the Tulane site. The Data Safety and Monitoring Board recently analyzed the data and announced that early treatment resulted in a greater than 50% reduction in the combined endpoint of serious AIDS events (such as AIDS-related cancer), serious non-AIDS events (major cardiovascular, renal and liver disease and cancer), and death.

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new university hospitalUniversity Medical Center New Orleans

Opened in August 2015, the new University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO) is located between Canal Street and Tulane Avenue in the heart of the BioDistrict in New Orleans. The new $1.1 billion, 446-bed University Medical Center will be at the forefront of healthcare delivery to better the needs of our community and region. UMC New Orleans will also play a vital role in training future generations of physicians and healthcare professionals.


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True Tulane Heroes

From Day One of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Tulane researchers and doctors have been working tirelessly in laboratories here in New Orleans and on the ground in Sierra Leone and Guinea to provide diagnoses, care and hope. Read More>


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Section Chief's Message

The Tulane University Adult Infectious Diseases Section is one of 9 internal medicine subspecialty sections within the Department of Medicine. Our clinical faculty provide infectious diseases inpatient and outpatient consultations at the main teaching hospital, Tulane Medical Center, as well as at University Medical Center New Orleans (formerly known as "Charity Hospital"), and at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. In addition, we sponsor two Ryan White-funded HIV clinics in New Orleans (Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center T-Cell Clinic) and Alexandria, LA (Tulane CD4 Clinic).
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Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

The Training Program is available to qualified applicants who wish to pursue an academic, public health-oriented or clinical career in Infectious Diseases. Fellows spend one year in intensive clinical work before entering one of the following training pathways for one year:

  1. Advanced clinical training;
  2. Diploma in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health, or MPH;
  3. Laboratory or clinical research in Infectious Diseases

Learn more about the Infectious Diseases Fellowship »

RIGHT ProgramResident Initiative in Global Health at Tulane (RIGHT)
The Resident Initiative in Global Health at Tulane (RIGHT) program will provide skills and training to residents interested in a career path in global health. 

Learn more by visiting the RIGHT web site »

New Orleans and Louisiana MagazineBest Doctors
Congratulations to Susan Leslie Favrott McLellan, MD and David Michael Mushatt, MD, Nicholas J. Van Sickels, MD. They were both chosen as top doctors in Infectious Disease in the state of Louisiana by Best Doctors, Inc., a company that has built a database of professionals that are highly regarded by their peers. For a complete list, visit the Louisiana Life Magazine or New Orleans Magazine website. To learn more about Dr. McLellan, Dr. Mushatt,and Dr. Van Sickels visit faculty section of the Tulane University School of Medicine Infectious Diseases web site.

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