Tulane Home Tulane Shield logo linking to site home page

Tulane School of Medicine News

 

 

This image shows a woman in a white lab coat.
New Department of Physiology Chair honored with prestigious research award
Heddwen Brooks, PhD, arrived at Tulane University School of Medicine this fall, and the Department of Physiology Chair is already adding a new line to her CV. Brooks has been awarded the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) 2022 Award of Excellence for Research in Cardiovascular Health and...

Tulane School of Medicine News

Tulane Pediatrics helping patients and families with holiday drive - Dec 02, 2022
The New Orleans Children's Health Project, a collaboration between the Children's Health Fund and the Section of Community Pediatrics and Immigrant Health in the Department of Tulane Pediatrics, will host a holiday drive on Sunday, December 18th, to benefit 125 patients and their families, who have had exceptional medical, economic and social hardship. Many of them are not eligible for health insurance or government...
New CHNOLA holiday parade will feature Tulane Medicine float - Nov 28, 2022
A new parade will roll through the streets of downtown New Orleans this Saturday, December 3 -- and among the festive floats will be familiar faces from Tulane Medicine!  Physicians, scientists, researchers, and students will be decked out in Green Wave and holiday gear and have special throws for parade goers. The holiday parade promises to be the first-of-its-kind for the city, with custom holiday themed floats designed by Kern Studios...
New Department of Physiology Chair honored with prestigious research award - Nov 21, 2022
Heddwen Brooks, PhD, arrived at Tulane University School of Medicine this fall, and the Department of Physiology Chair is already adding a new line to her CV. Brooks has been awarded the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) 2022 Award of Excellence for Research in Cardiovascular Health and Disease in Women. Brooks joins Tulane from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where she held joint appointments as Professor of Biomedical...
Tulane Living Well to host health fair & help with end of year wellness incentives - Nov 18, 2022
There are only a few weeks left before campus closes for winter break, and the time is now to complete the Wellness Annual Health Incentive offered for all employees on Tulane University insurance plans. Tulane Living Well Clinic is available to help. Tulane employees and spouses who have primary coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield are encouraged to participate by completing any of the activities below by December 31, 2022, to earn the...
A new way to fight diseases? Stop viruses from stealing nutrients - Nov 15, 2022
The immune system has long been touted as the body’s primary defense against invading viruses, with the understanding that a strong immune response swiftly knocks out an infection while a weak one allows it to linger, leading to prolonged disease or even death.   Now, researchers at Tulane University are looking at an entirely different system—the body’s ability to use nutrients at a cellular level — to predict disease response and severity....
Is gut health the key to preventing osteoporosis? New study aims to find out - Nov 14, 2022
There’s a reason osteoporosis is dubbed a “silent disease.” Despite its prevalence — affecting more than a third of all women ages 50 and older and more than 200 million people worldwide — the disease often makes bones brittle before a person knows they’re at risk. Once diagnosed, current medications can often fall short due to the highly individual causes of the disease and the wide array of severe side effects. Fractures can lead to disability...
School of Medicine physicians and scientists among Tulane Research Award winners - Nov 11, 2022
Tulane’s Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards are given annually “to honor outstanding scholars and to recognize exceptional research achievement and impact on advancing knowledge in science, engineering, health, education, or creativity in the arts, the humanities and other academic fields of study.” This year’s honorees included a number of physicians and scientists from Tulane University School of Medicine. 2022 HALL OF FAME...
HIV prevention services now available through telehealth at Tulane - Nov 10, 2022
Pre-exposure prophylaxis medication, more commonly known as PrEP, is a medication that’s up to 99 percent effective at preventing HIV. All Tulane University employees, students, residents and fellows, along with family members and partners of Tulanians can now access PrEP through a new telehealth service developed by Tulane University Medical Group. The new TelePrEP service will allow members of the Tulane community to consult confidentially...
Tulane’s 2022 Research Awards honor outstanding achievement across campuses - Nov 08, 2022
Tulane’s 2022 Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards were presented on Nov. 4 at the Higgins Hotel in New Orleans. The awards are given annually “to honor outstanding scholars and to recognize exceptional research achievement and impact on advancing knowledge in science, engineering, health, education, or creativity in the arts, the humanities and other academic fields of study.” This is the second year Tulane has honored the...
Tulane earns wellness recognition from American Medical Association - Nov 03, 2022
The Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition Program is designed to spark and guide interested, committed, or engaged organizations to improve physician satisfaction and reduce burnout. Tulane University School of Medicine is one of 28 organizations that earned bronze recognition in 2022, joining an impressive cohort of health systems across the country. "This is a huge win for Tulane School of Medicine because this is a prestigious award...
BIO on the BAYOU is back and bigger than ever - Oct 28, 2022
Industry leaders, biotech experts and researchers from universities across the country will converge in New Orleans this coming week. The regional academic bioscience showcase BIO on the BAYOU returns November 2 & 3, 2022, after a multiple year hiatus due to Covid-19. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Expert speakers include Andrew Latham, PhD, executive director of business development & licensing at Merck; Rima...
Renowned neuroscientist will lead Tulane Brain Institute as new Presidential Chair - Oct 27, 2022
Award-winning neuroscientist Matthew Dalva, PhD, whose research focuses on how the connections of the brain form and are changed by experience, has been appointed as director of the Tulane Brain Institute and the university’s newest Presidential Chair. Dalva, a professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and vice chair of research in the Department of Neuroscience at the Vicki & Jack Farber...
Symposium will highlight stroke and neurovascular care at Tulane - Oct 24, 2022
The field of stroke and neurovascular care is advancing, and Tulane University School of Medicine is at the forefront. Arthur Wang, MD, neurosurgeon and director of the Division of Endovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neurology, organized the first Tulane Neurovascular Symposium - Updates in Stroke Care to show how physicians here are addressing a leading cause of death and disability in Louisiana. “We want to bring more awareness within...
Fellowship trains next generation of physicians in addiction medicine - Oct 19, 2022
“It’s an uphill climb to educate people that addiction is one disease,” says Dr. Ken Roy, associate professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine and program director of the Tulane Addiction Medicine Fellowship.  Through the Tulane Addiction Medicine Fellowship, offered by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Medicine, Roy and program faculty train physicians in the treatment, prevention and recovery of...
Tulane’s Center for Brain Health partners with MVP to support military veterans, former NFL players - Oct 18, 2022
Access to quality healthcare often determines how well military veterans and former professional football players transition to a “normal” life after serving in very different professions that are both physically and mentally demanding. Two groups with shared goals and resources, Tulane University’s Center for Brain Health (TUCBH) and Merging Vets & Players (MVP), has formed a national partnership to support and serve these unique...