Researchers awarded $2.3 million for virus-related malignancies research
- Aug 14, 2019
For decades the central tenet of molecular biology has been that DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) transfers genetic information to RNA (ribonucleic acid) which provides the instructions for the production of proteins. Over time, though, scientists have learned that the cell utilizes a vast array of “non-coding RNAs” that are not involved in protein synthesis but instead carry out biochemical reactions and play direct and complex regulatory roles in...
Ten students join first allied health program at School of Medicine
- Aug 14, 2019
In January, 10 students will begin training in the first cohort of Tulane School of Medicine’s first allied health program, the master’s degree as a pathologists’ assistant (PA). The program is one of 13 such programs in the United States and the only one in the Gulf South.
A pathologists’ assistant — not to be confused with a physician assistant — is a highly trained allied health professional with two years of dedicated study in anatomic...
Tulane launches new Clinical Neuroscience Research Center
- Aug 07, 2019
Tulane University School of Medicine has opened the Clinical Neuroscience Research Center (CNRC), a new center aimed at improving care for patients with neurological diseases.
“Our mission is to discover, test and implement new therapies for neurologic conditions with a primary focus on stroke, dementia and traumatic brain injury,” said Gregory Bix, MD, PhD, CNRC director.
Bix is the newly appointed vice chair of clinical and translational...
Academic Year in Review reveals ‘The Power of Tulane’
- Jul 29, 2019
In the Academic Year in Review, Tulane University President Michael A. Fitts presents the university’s most extraordinary achievements of the 2018–19 academic year. The theme, “The Power of Tulane,” serves to highlight the people and programs that take on global challenges while also serving the local community.
The academic year’s accomplishments include:
Microbiologist Lisa Morici and immunologist James McLachlan’s $8.5 million NIH-funded...
Pincus Family Foundation partners with Tulane University to launch violence prevention scholarship program
- Jul 17, 2019
The Pincus Family Foundation has awarded a $550,000 grant to Tulane University to create a new, interdisciplinary program that will train future leaders in community-focused violence prevention in New Orleans.
The Pincus Family Foundation Violence Prevention Scholarship at Tulane University will bring faculty from the Tulane Violence Prevention Institute (VPI) and its network of community partners together to launch a two-year graduate training...
Tulane University names leading developer of advanced biomedical diagnostics newest Presidential Chair
- Jul 16, 2019
Tulane University has named research scientist Tony Hu, PhD, a pioneer in developing advanced diagnostics for personalized medicine, as its second endowed presidential chair.
To fill presidential chairs, Tulane recruits exceptional, internationally recognized scholars whose work transcends traditional academic disciplines.
Hu joins Tulane University School of Medicine as the Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Biotechnology...
Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital leader is Tulane’s new vice president for research
- Jul 03, 2019
Dr. Giovanni Piedimonte, the Steven and Nancy Calabrese Endowed Chair for Excellence in Pediatric Care, Research and Education, as well as professor and chair of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, has been named Tulane University’s new vice president for research, effective Sept. 3.
In this position, Piedimonte will be responsible for enhancing Tulane’s research mission across all...
Tulane Researcher to Study Trauma Intervention in Mothers and Children
- Jul 02, 2019
A Tulane University researcher will study the effectiveness of an intervention to address trauma in mothers and their children as part of a four-year grant that will bring the family-focused project to New Orleans area Head Start centers.
Under the $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, assistant professor of psychology Sarah Gray and her team of graduate students and trainees will implement a program called ...
Tulane Researcher Awarded $2.4 Million to Study Stem Cell Treatment for Stroke
- Jun 26, 2019
Jean-Pyo Lee, PhD, assistant professor of physiology in the Tulane School of Medicine, was recently awarded a five-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study the use of neural stem cells in treating stroke.
Lee says that stem cell therapy potentially offers great promise in treating stroke, which is a leading cause of death in the United States. The only available drug approved by the U.S....
Researcher's Publication Honored by Top 100 by 'Scientific Reports'
- Jun 24, 2019
Asim Abdel-Mageed, DVM, PhD, professor of urology and Marguerite Main Zimmerman Professor of Cancer Research at the Tulane School of Medicine, was recently honored by the journal Scientific Reports for authoring one of the top 100 accessed oncology papers for the journal in 2018.
His publication, High-throughput screening identified selective inhibitors of exosome biogenesis and secretion: a drug repurposing strategy for advanced...
Tulane Professor & Pediatrician Receives 2019 Irwin Redlener Award
- Jun 19, 2019
From the Children's Health Fund's Facebook page
When our guests learned about Kim Mukerjee, MD at our benefit, an exemplary physician in our New Orleans program helping immigrant families fleeing horrifying violence, there was a standing ovation. She dedicated her Irwin Redlener Award to the children she serves. WE ARE IN AWE OF YOU KIM! We know it takes a village and we are honored to be a part of this life-saving work!
Tulane study shows vaccine protects against equine viruses that threaten humans
- Jun 14, 2019
For the first time, a new vaccine provided complete protection against three types of equine encephalitic viruses in nonhuman primates, according to a new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The research was a joint collaborative effort involving Tulane University, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Army.
These encephalitic alphaviruses are possible bioterrorism agents because of their...
Tulane School of Professional Advancement launches online master’s degree in sport studies
- May 23, 2019
The Tulane University School of Professional Advancement (SoPA), in collaboration with the Center for Sport, recently announced its new master’s degree and graduate certificates in sport studies. The collaboration between SoPA and the Center for Sport at Tulane University provides students a unique opportunity to earn “stackable certificates,” which can also be used to fulfill academic requirements for more advanced programs, in a range of...
Tulane bestows teaching awards on five faculty members
- May 22, 2019
Five Tulane University faculty members received universitywide teaching awards during the 2019 Commencement ceremony — two Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellows Awards for Undergraduate Teaching, which recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching, student advising, and instructional improvement and development; two President’s Awards for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching, given to faculty members who have a sustained...
New opioid speeds up recovery without increasing pain sensitivity or risk of chronic pain
- May 21, 2019
Morphine and other opioid-based painkillers are very effective at treating pain initially, but studies have shown that the drugs can make patients more pain-sensitive, prolonging their discomfort and increasing their risks of developing chronic pain.
A new type of opioid developed by researchers at Tulane University and the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System doesn’t have this side effect and accelerates recovery time from pain...