Dear Tulane Community:
Tulane is leading the way to find solutions for the novel coronavirus – from designing new therapeutic strategies and nanotechnology-based tests to rapidly diagnose infections to working to develop one of the first nonhuman primate models for COVID-19. Our experts are also developing new approaches to quickly sanitize masks for reuse and responding across disciplines in numerous other ways. New Orleans has always been a global city, like New York and Seattle — and, since its founding as a medical college, Tulane has been on the frontline of infectious disease research. Through Tulanian Now you can learn about our research, response and the work being done in our community to address this global pandemic.
Robert Garry, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology at the School of Medicine, is senior author of a study that found the COVID-19 pandemic likely evolved from nature and was not made in a lab or otherwise engineered. Read the Story / Watch the Video
The School of Medicine recently released an informational video featuring faculty and researchers, who are on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19.
Students from Tulane School of Medicine’s student community clinics built a regional donation hub to collect personal protective equipment for healthcare workers.
The university has launched the fund to provide support for students in times of crisis.
Tulane English Professor Michael Kuczynski's letter was printed in the March 26 issue of the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate.
Louisiana researchers studying monkeys for a coronavirus vaccine face challenges as state cases spike
Dr. Rudolf "Skip" Bohm, associate director of the Tulane National Primate Research Center, hopes his research will help save thousands from COVID-19.
A Different Kind of Storm: New Orleans Facing Deadly Virus Outbreak
New York Times
Dr. Susan Hassig, an epidemiologist and associate professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, said there were other likely reasons, beyond Mardi Gras, that may explain why New Orleans has been so hard-hit — the dense, compact nature of the city; its tourism industry; its port, which connects it to the world; and the way people connect culturally.
The 1918 flu pandemic, a cautionary tale
CBS Sunday Morning
"That's equivalent to 225 to 450 million people today," said John Barry, who wrote a history of the 1918 flu and is on the adjunct faculty of Tulane University. "The numbers are staggering.