Since our founding in 1834 as a medical college, Tulane University has been a leader in the fight against infectious diseases, supporting our community and the world through vital research, innovation and health care. Tulanian Now is a new, biweekly resource of information and updates about Tulane’s efforts to combat COVID-19.
Latest COVID-19 News
NIH awards TNPRC $10.3 million
Chad Roy, PhD, director of infectious disease aerobiology and professor, will lead the project to test therapeutics and vaccines for novel coronavirus.
Op-ed: Build an early-detection system that can help avoid the next pandemic
Time is the greatest enemy or best ally in any crisis. Right now, we are racing against time in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, say President Mike Fitts and SPHTM Dean Thomas LaVeist.
Tulane wins national award for providing scholarships to returning Peace Corps volunteers, Fulbrighters
The Institute of International Education (IIE) has awarded the Centennial Medal to Tulane University.
How the coronavirus affects the readiness of our military
Michael Wallace of the School of Professional Advancement, and a retired Navy intelligence officer, says military leadership is starting to see the effects of the coronavirus, and must adjust routines and protocols around the world.
Social Work provides self-care and mental health resources
The School of Social Work has created a website with free online resources including meditation, exercise and yoga videos.
Real March Madness
Mónica Lebrón had been in her job as deputy athletics director and chief operating officer for just a few weeks when she learned that she would be the point person from Tulane for the NCAA Women's Final Four in New Orleans.
Physically distant but virtually connected, Newcomb Art Museum reaches out
'Be Your Ancestors’ Dream' is among the coloring pages that can be downloaded for art activities from the Newcomb Art Museum's website as part of the #MuseumFromHome effort.
Flexibility is the key to online learning
Spanish and Portuguese professor Brittany Kennedy uses both asynchronous and synchronous instruction, providing her students and her family the flexibility they both need.
In the News
'A perfect storm': poverty and race add to COVID-19 toll in US deep south
“The south has the perfect storm of characteristics to just be a tragic region in terms of the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Thomas LaVeist, dean of Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Congo was close to defeating Ebola. Then one more case emerged.
New York Times
“Producing the vaccines and rolling them out under extremely trying conditions was one of the things that was done well in the Congo outbreak,” said Robert F. Garry Jr., co-director of the Center for Viral Systems Biology at Tulane University. “It was a major breakthrough.”
Public statement for collaboration on COVID-19 vaccine development
World Health Organization
Signatories include Chad J Roy, Tulane National Primate Research Center and Tulane School of Medicine, USA.
Across the South, 'Walking a tightrope' while awaiting the worst
New York Times
"Poor people don't have access to good food," said Dr. Susan Hassig, an associate professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in Louisiana.
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Love in the time of coronavirus
Amid coronavirus concerns, Tulane alumni Jamie Webner and Ben Katz were married on their balcony in Miami on Saturday, April 4 – their neighbors attended. Both graduated with Bachelor of Science in Management degrees from Tulane's A.B. Freeman School of Business in 2006.