February 10, 2021

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Latest COVID-19 News

Giovanni Piedimonte, professor of pediatrics and vice president of research at Tulane University

Tulane launches multidisciplinary Centers of Excellence aimed at complex research challenges

Tulane University will fund three new multidisciplinary Research Centers of Excellence focused on personalized medicine, sex differences in medicine and emerging infectious diseases — all distinct research challenges relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Giovanni Piedimonte, vice president for research, said the centers will focus on convergence research related to COVID-19. Read the Story


Researcher Robert Garry in the School of Medicine

Virus hunter: 'We have to double down' to fight COVID-19 variants

Virologist Robert Garry, PhD, talks about what the new variants mean for transmission and how they may impact the next phase of the pandemic.

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Engy Ziedan, assistant professor of economics at the School of Liberal Arts

The economics of a pandemic

When COVID-19 sent countries into a global lockdown, health economist Engy Ziedan, PhD, used the lens of economics to dive into the numbers to measure the fallout on everything from hospitals to school districts.

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TNPRC lab tech

Tulane University to lead national research partnership to speed up COVID-19 vaccines and drug discoveries

The National Institutes of Health has selected Tulane National Primate Research Center to lead a new partnership among the seven federally funded National Primate Research Centers to combine their efforts to accelerate promising COVID-19 vaccine and drug research.

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Dr. Ronald Blanton, chair of the Department of Tropical Medicine

Everything you wanted to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Ronald Blanton, chair of the Department of Tropical Medicine at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, answers common vaccine questions.

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Jay Kolls, MD, professor of medicine and pediatrics

Effort to prevent, treat COVID-19 gets a boost

Work on a new COVID-19 drug by School of Medicine researcher Dr. Jay Kolls is getting fast-tracked.

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School of Public Health's COMPASS study

COMPASS study seeks to measure community spread of COVID-19 in general population

Tulane researchers are conducting COVID-19 testing at public locations around Orleans and Jefferson parishes for the nationwide COMPASS Study.

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In the News

The effects of school reopenings on COVID-19 hospitalizations

Future Ed

Douglas N. Harris, Engy Ziedan and Susan Hassig conducted a study – the first of its kind – that found in-person schooling had no effect on COVID-19 hospitalization rates in counties that had low hospitalization rates prior to reopening.

60 Black health experts urge Black Americans to get vaccinated

The New York Times

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Dean Thomas LaVeist co-authors an opinion piece urging Black Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine and to dispel misinformation about the vaccine.

More COVID vaccines could be on the way to Louisiana


Lisa Morici of the School of Medicine comments on early data that suggest some vaccinated individuals may be less likely to transmit COVID-19.

Unvaccinated nursing home workers could put residents at-risk, public health professionals say


Charles Stoecker, health economist at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, comments on the importance of nursing home staff getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

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