Researchers at Tulane’s Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics are digging deep to uncover the genetic underpinnings of complex conditions such as osteoporosis, periodontal disease, obesity, and alcoholism. As the research proceeds, the faculty of the center hope not only to discover new targets for drug development and prevention but also to refine and define the best practices for epigenetic research. more>>
Study Finds Cycling Surge After City Bike Lane Project
Bike lanes continue to gain popularity in New Orleans with the latest set of lanes boasting a surge in riders, according to a new Tulane University study. more>>
Malaria prevention saves children’s lives
New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Malaria Journal has used a Lives Saved Tool (LiST) model to show that the increase in funding for the prevention of malaria has prevented 850,000 child deaths in the decade between 2001 and 2010 across Africa. more>>
Dominique Meekers, professor of global health systems and development, published Intimate partner violence and mental health in Bolivia in BMC Women’s Health. Paul Hutchinson, associate professor of GHSD, was a co-author of the paper.
SPHTM launches Center for Emerging Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology (CERPE). more>>
Daniel Bausch, professor of tropical medicine, comments on ebola virus research in Medscape Medical News.
On genome-wide association studies and their meta-analyses; lessons learned from osteoporosis studies was published by Yongjun Liu, associate professor of biostatics and bioinformatics, in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Postdoctoral fellows Lei Zhang and Yufang Pei and Hong-Wen Deng, department chair, co-authored.
Aubrey Madkour, assistant professor of global community health and behavioral sciences, published Neighborhood Disadvantage, Racial Concentration and the Birthweight of Infants Born to Adolescent Mothers in the Maternal Child Health Journal, with Emily Harville, assistant professor of GCHB.
Thomas Eisele, associate professor of global health systems and development, was the lead author of two articles in the PLOS Collection entitled Measuring Coverage in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health. more>>
Interdisciplinary Student Book Club First Meeting, Thursday, December 5, 3:00pm, I2PH (Reource Room 1714)
Weekly Research Skills training with Elaine Hicks, MPH, MLIS of Matas Library, I2PH Resource Room (1714), Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm.
NIH Grant Training Seminars, various dates/locations. more>>
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