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Education, Research & Patient Care: The Future of Medicine is Here.


Shaping the physicians and scientists of tomorrow

Uncovering breakthroughs in medicine

Advancing care with the power of academic medicine

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New blood test cuts nontuberculosis mycobacteria diagnosis time from months to hours


In a new study, Tulane University researchers have developed a CRISPR-based platform for diagnosing nontuberculous mycobacteria infections where blood testing can yield results in as little as two hours. The preliminary findings, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, showed that the blood test accurately identified more than 93% of patients with an NTM infection. Rapid, accurate diagnosis has never been more critical as cases of NTM infections have continued to increase annually, spreading from subtropical regions to more temperate zones in part due to global climate change. Bo Ning, PhD, Assitant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, is corresponding author of the new study. Read more here.

Departments, Centers & Institutes

Our diverse departments, centers, and institutes, each contribute significantly to our institution's academic and research excellence. They collectively reflect Tulane's commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, innovative research, and the advancement of medical science and patient well-being.

Clinical Departments   Basic Science Departments   Centers & Institutes

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Academic Programs

Tulane School of Medicine emphasizes a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to training future physicians, offering a diverse range of programs that integrate cutting-edge technology, community engagement, and hands-on clinical experience.

  Medical (MD)   Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program   Graduate Medical Education   Combined Degrees   Continuing Education   Aging Studies PhD

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By the Numbers


2023 applicants for a class of 190


Community Student-Run Clinics


years of experience in medical education

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