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The Tulane University Center for Brain Health (TUCBH) has partnered with actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise and his foundation’s Gary Sinise Foundation Avalon Network. This network focuses on the cognitive health and mental wellness of veterans and first responders, providing transformative care for those experiencing post-traumatic stress
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(6 days ago) The Tulane University Center for Brain Health (TUCBH) has partnered with actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise and his foundation’s Gary Sinise Foundation Avalon Network.This network focuses on the cognitive health and mental wellness of veterans and first responders, providing transformative care for those experiencing post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, or substance abuse.
Tulane receives $1 million NIH grant to engage communities
(2 days ago) The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1 million grant to Tulane University to launch an outreach initiative to reach ethnic and racial minority communities in Louisiana that are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Louisiana Community Engagement Alliance (LA-CEAL) is working with residents, community leaders
Tulane Med alumna, Google Health's chief health officer
(6 days ago) Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, (M ’92, PHTM ’92, R ’94, R ’96) currently serves as chief health officer at Google Health. After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Dr. DeSalvo, who at the time was vice dean for community affairs and health policy and professor of medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine, pioneered makeshift clinics across New Orleans to provide primary care to
Tulane University launches the public health ambassador
(1 days ago) “The Tulane Public Health Ambassadors is a program that was developed with the objective to educate the Tulane community and visitors regarding our public health expectations as we return to campus, including wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing, washing hands and maintaining proper classroom and office hygiene,” said
Dean LaVeist, Black health experts call for Black
(3 days ago) LaVeist, who holds the Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity at Tulane, is a leading expert on the topic of health disparities and the social determinants of health, including areas such as U.S. health and social policy, the role of race in health research, social factors contributing to mortality, longevity and life expectancy, and
COVID-19 testing will help protect campus and NOLA
(9 days ago) Campus Health nurses will speak with students to make sure they have completed their health requirements and will also conduct one-on-one education sessions on COVID-19 and campus life, according to Tims. Faculty and staff must also complete training on safety protocols and best practices when on-campus and in the community.
Burnout among social workers a real issue amid pandemic
(3 days ago) Social workers are on the front lines of the public and mental health crisis surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as their clients deal with everything from job loss and food insecurity to housing issues and parenting challenges.
Tulane ranked high among schools in shaping nation’s
(4 days ago) “The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine was the first school of public health in the country, and for over a century has been a leader in addressing the most pressing public health challenges facing our community. We are enormously proud of the many alumni who have gone on to impactful careers, including the many who stayed
Tulane dean takes leading role in addressing racial
(3 days ago) The Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force is co-chaired by Sandra Brown, dean of the Southern University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health. The task force includes physicians, academic researchers, nurses, public officials and hospital administrators from across the state.
Tulane experts available to speak on coronavirus Tulane News
(Just Now) Thomas LaVeist, Dean of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Expert in U.S. health and social policy, the role of race in health research, social factors contributing to mortality, longevity and life expectancy, quantitative and demographic analysis and access, and utilization of health services. Contact Thomas LaVeist
Tulane University’s Center for Brain Health ready to serve
(2 days ago) Through this fund, TUCBH can support the training, day-to-day care and health of the canine companions. TUCBH has partnered with the Jung Hotel and Residences for the “Sleep Well, Eat Well, Be Well” initiative. Veterans are encouraged to stay during their evaluation or treatment and will be provided with lodging, meals, laundry and other
Tulane alumna appointed CEO of the Louisiana Public Health
(Just Now) She holds master’s degrees in public health and social work from Tulane University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Xavier University. Her work focuses on the interconnection of public and behavioral health, primary-behavioral health care integration and health equity. Davis’ career began in 2007 with a post-grad internship at LPHI.
Tulane study finds Medicaid expansion improved access to
(5 days ago) Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, said since the expansion hundreds of thousands of Louisianans now have access to life-saving healthcare. “More people can afford their medications and are seeing a regular doctor rather than making costly visits to the emergency room.
Tulane monitoring COVID-19; issues guidance, travel
(7 days ago) In January, Tulane activated its COVID-19 Emergency Operations Team, including members of Campus Health, the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response, the Provost’s Office, and infectious disease specialists from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the School of Medicine.
Tulane awarded $8.7 million to work with Black churches to
(8 days ago) Additionally, Thomas LaVeist, PhD, Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity and dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, will be a co-investigator. He is an expert in racial and socioeconomic disparities in health and healthcare.
Tulane University to invest $5.7 million to expand
(8 days ago) Tulane University will invest $5.7 million to significantly expand the Tulane University Translational Science Institute (TUTSI) into a university-wide center focused on finding better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent disease and translate scientific discoveries into medical practices that improve patient care and public health. The institute will include new graduate degree programs to
Tulane joins CDC study of COVID-19 transmission
(1 days ago) Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will partner with local healthcare providers to launch a COVID-19 study of patients and medical workers in New Orleans as part of a larger Centers for Disease Control effort to answer key …
Community health workers can help lower blood pressure
(1 days ago) Community health workers using proactive strategies such as home visits, health coaching, home blood pressure monitoring and other tactics were more successful in helping low-income patients control their hypertension than doctors using traditional approaches, according to new Tulane University research published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Tulane trauma expert part of program on mental health in
(3 days ago) Beth Dolan, producer of the documentary and host of “Championing Mental Health,” said the project was born out of her team’s desire to use the film’s upcoming release as a conversation starter for the timely and important topic of mental health.
Tulane gets $4.8 million Gates Foundation grant to help
(6 days ago) Gage says health outcomes for both new mothers and babies in the DRC are poor compared to other countries. Almost a third of young mothers in Kinshasa are pregnant again within a year of giving birth. Some women don’t recognize the signs of life-threatening complications or know where to go when problems arise. Transportation and money are
Tulane, LSU Health select New Orleans BioInnovation Center
(4 days ago) The National Institutes of Health, which is the gold standard in federal research funding, awarded more than $149 million in grants last fiscal year to life sciences investigators at LSU Health and Tulane University School of Medicine, Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and Tulane National Primate Research Center.
Tulane talks mental health with student-athletes Tulane News
(2 days ago) You can’t see mental health issues like you can see an ankle sprain. That’s why the Tulane Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), in collaboration with The American SAAC hosted “Wave Strong” Tuesday, bringing Tulane student-athletes together for a frank discussion about mental health …
Tulane to host forum about emerging 2019 coronavirus
(5 days ago) Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will host a forum on Friday about what infectious disease experts know about the emerging 2019 novel coronavirus, how local health officials are responding and how the global public health community is working to stop the epidemic.
On our way to a healthier campus Tulane News
(3 days ago) Healthy Campus 2020 provides a framework for improving the overall health status on campuses nationwide. Strategies extend beyond traditional interventions of education, diagnosis, treatment, and health care at clinical levels and involve embedding health into all aspects of campus culture, across the administration, operations and academics.
Living Well Clinic promotes healthy habits among Tulane
(4 days ago) After she quit smoking eight months ago, Emily Parsons, director of undergraduate advising and student affairs for the School of Architecture, decided to take another step toward improving her overall health.After hearing about the health-coaching services offered by the Tulane Living Well Clinic through her department’s staff advisory council representative, she decided to try the
Combined MD/MPH degree program looks ahead to 50th
(9 days ago) Joanna Locke, MD (M ’03, PHTM ’03), who owns consulting firm Locke Public Health, has benefited from holding both medical and public health degrees from Tulane. After completing an internship in psychiatry and a residency in preventive medicine and public health, Locke has worked for over 15 years in the nonprofit, education and health care
Google search data reveals major panic attack issue
(7 days ago) The team used Google Trends to analyze an extensive list of mental health-related terms that people searched for before and after the World Health Organization issued a pandemic declaration on March 11, 2020. They found a major jump in searches related to anxiety, panic attacks and treatments for panic attacks, especially remote and self-care
School of Social Work offers street-level health care
(9 days ago) Today, that health fair is a reality; the Elk Place Health Spot began in June. To make it happen, the School of Social Work partnered with the city of New Orleans’ Health Department, led by director Marsha Broussard, a 2011 graduate of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Tulane University, WHIV to launch inaugural Public Health
(4 days ago) The Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, community radio station 102.3 FM WHIV-LP and the Southern Center for Health Equity will produce the inaugural Public Health Film Festival of New Orleans to showcase cinematic stories that emphasize disparities in both public health and basic individual rights. The film festival, which is free and open to the public, will …
Public Health Collaborates With Suriname University
(5 days ago) “Tropical medicine is in our name because we are heavily focused on global health and global health very much includes the kind of public health issues that many countries including Suriname have to deal with,” Lichtveld says. A former Dutch colony, Suriname is located on the coast of South America, near the equator.
Expert says mental health challenges remain as lockdown
(5 days ago) As communities around the world begin lifting public health precautions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health challenges will likely remain, says Tonya Hansel, Phd, of the Tulane University Sch. Mental health challenges will remain even as lockdown orders begin to lift, and a Tulane School of Social Work professor has advice on how to cope.
Hispanic Outreach Boosts Kids' Health Tulane News
(5 days ago) The Children's Health Project has also partnered with the Archdiocese of New Orleans' Hispanic Apostolate to spread the word among Spanish-speaking residents of the area that it is ready to provide health care for families and children with minimal resources.
Former Johns Hopkins director, GW department chair named
(9 days ago) LaVeist spent 25 years at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he was the William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor of Health Policy and served as director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions.
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(6 days ago) Dr. Burnette was drawn to health disparities research related to Indigenous Peoples (e.g. Native American, American Indian, Alaska Native, and/or Native Hawaiian in the U.S.) due to many of the distinct strengths demonstrated by these peoples as well as the high disparities related to violence, mental, and physical health. Her work began with an exploration on how a non-Indigenous person, …
Academic success and student health go hand in hand
(7 days ago) Tulane University Campus Health hosted a Healthy Campus Summit Monday where nearly 150 members of the Tulane Community participated in discussions about the intersection of academic success and student health, alcohol culture, gender equity and student leadership.
Public health a crucial component of social work research
(1 days ago) Susan Davies isn’t a social worker. Yet the new associate dean of research for the Tulane University School of Social Work — whose background is in public health — could not be a bigger champion of the importance of social work research. “I’m a real fan of social work,” Davies said. “I’m a behavioral scientist trained in public health, but I have always thought of myself as a
DNA study aims to ‘change the practice of medicine’ over
(5 days ago) Health information is only available within the research studies connected to the program and data is encrypted to maintain privacy, Fonseca said. “We encrypt all participant data. We also remove obvious identifiers from data used for research. This means names, addresses, and other identifying information is separate from the health
Public health school asks, “How do we undo racism
(3 days ago) New initiatives at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine are focusing on revising the way racial health disparities are discussed, studied and taught in the classroom and beyond. “All of these discussions and workshops aim to elevate Tulane’s commitment to diversity, justice and equity, especially when it comes to health and how systems have been designed to negatively
Tulane University’s Public Health, MHA programs receive
(1 days ago) The MHA program resides in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine’s Department of Health Policy and Management. It is a highly selective program that prepares graduates for careers in management and leadership positions at hospitals, large health systems, consulting firms and other healthcare delivery organizations across the country.
Seminars to explore the influence of racism on health
(9 days ago) A three-part series of public seminars will teach attendees how to communicate about the influence of racism on health. “We hope attendees will learn new ways of addressing racism in their work by hearing from leaders working in different settings to further people's health,” said Shokufeh Ramirez, assistant director of the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CEMCH).
Advanced technology, research contribute to Tulane
(2 days ago) The second point of emphasis is to have the players return every two to three years for testing to gauge their health path. Events such as the three-day record number of participants at Super Bowl LIII has led to many former players spreading the word about the PACT group and the importance of a free health screen.
Netscape co-founder, Saints hero, Grammy winner
(Just Now) Dr. Paul E. Farmer is a medical anthropologist and physician who has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world’s poorest populations. He is a founding director of Partners In Health (PIH), an international nonprofit organization that provides direct healthcare services …
Tulane launches Tulane Innovation series with Walter
(3 days ago) LaVeist, the Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity, is a national expert on equity and health. Prior to joining Tulane, he spent 25 years at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he was a professor and director of the Hopkins Center for Health …
Research without borders Tulane News
(3 days ago) “The state of health of large segments of our population depends primarily on socioeconomic conditions. “The fundamental frontier for the future of medicine is to limit or abolish as much as possible those inequalities that make our healthcare system so ineffective despite being by far the most expensive in the world.”
Tulane establishes joint degree with Nanjing Medical
(7 days ago) The Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine has entered into a memorandum of understanding with China’s Nanjing Medical University to establish a joint degree program.. Under the agreement, Chinese students will have the opportunity to complete a bachelor of preventive medicine degree at the Nanjing Medical University over the course of four years, then …
Tulane Bywater Institute to host virtual conversation
(Just Now) This talk is co-sponsored by the Dillard University Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center and A Studio in the Woods. Wilson is the inaugural scholar for Dillard’s new Inspiring Health Justice: A Collaborative Art-Science Scholar-in-Residence Program. During the spring 2021 semester, Wilson has been working remotely with
School-based yoga can help children better manage stress
(5 days ago) Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school helps third-graders exhibiting anxiety improve their well-being and emotional health, according to a new Tulane University study published in the journal Psychology Research and Behavior Management. Researchers worked with a public school in New Orleans to add mindfulness and yoga to the school's existing empathy-based …