Tulane Home Tulane Shield logo linking to site home page

Tulane School of Medicine News

 

 

Amber Hardeman 3
Tulane researchers find many COVID-19 vaccination plans lacked strategies for equitable rollout
A new research letter published in JAMA Network Open examined the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The study found a majority of the vaccine rollout plans lacked diverse representation on the state health committees, along with strategies to reach...

Tulane School of Medicine News

Dr. Raju Thomas named President of American Urological Association - Sep 23, 2021
Raju Thomas, MD, has been named President of the American Urological Association (AUA) for 2021-2022. A past president of the AUA's Southeastern Section, Dr. Thomas previously served on the AUA’s Urology Care Foundation Board of Directors and received the AUA Distinguished Service Award in 2016. Dr. Thomas is the chair of the Department of Urology and directs the department's residency program.   “I’m humbled and honored to be named...
Anesthesiology residents scrub in for day of service at Second Harvest - Sep 22, 2021
Residents in the Anesthesiology Department at Tulane University School of Medicine had already planned to volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, then Hurricane Ida greatly increased the need to get food out to local communities. As southeast Louisiana continues to recover from the storm, anesthesiology residents and their faculty mentors scrubbed in together for a meaningful day of service.   “I am extremely proud of our residents for...
Students use luck and a truck to help after Hurricane Ida - Sep 21, 2021
With classes canceled by Hurricane Ida, third year medical students Darren Cheng and Kirsten Hughes could have evacuated as the storm left New Orleans without power, gas shortages, limited food supplies and increasing heat. Instead, Cheng and Hughes decided to shelter in place and stay for the aftermath.  Why? Because the own one of the most valuable tools to help with the beginning of the recovery process – a truck to...
Tulane residents and fellows step up as Hurricane Ida impacts New Orleans - Sep 16, 2021
The call went out as Hurricane Ida approached Louisiana packing winds of up to 150 miles per hour – who would be available to work on the Code Grey clinical teams that would ride out the storm and stay for its aftermath? The resident and fellow physicians of Tulane University School of Medicine answered that call without hesitation.   Neurology resident Dr. Tolulope Amiola worked long nights and followed up with patient rounds during the...
Ida stories: A firsthand account from the hospital floor - Sep 15, 2021
Over the coming days, Tulane University School of Medicine will be sharing stories about Hurricane Ida and the storm’s aftermath. To begin, we have a firsthand account from fourth-year neurology resident Dr. Akm Muktadir.   The hurricane attacked on Sunday.    It was the Friday night. I was on my night shift from 7pm to 7am at UMC. Dr. Sarah Perez was the attending.    That night, I was still debating if I...
Tulane researchers develop inhaled vaccine against bacterial pneumonia - Sep 10, 2021
Researchers at Tulane University School of Medicine have developed an inhaled vaccine against Klebsiella pneumoniae, a bacterium that can cause pneumonia in hospital settings. The vaccine was able to protect mice against several strains of the bacteria, according to a new study published in Science Immunology. There are currently no FDA-licensed vaccines for the prevention or treatment of the infection, and a drug-resistant strain of the...
Hurricane Ida Resources - Sep 04, 2021
This page will be consistently updated as more information becomes available. While we organize initial content, please check out this Community Resources Google Doc for fairly comprehensive community information. POWER: Entergy Power Grid Map and  Entergy Power Grid Anticipated Progress Cleco Power Grid Map GENERAL: Forward TUgether Tulane Resources City of New Orleans Resource Page GNO Inc Storm Updates & Resources  Entergy...
Liquid biopsy analysis reveals genetic differences in advanced prostate tumors - Aug 24, 2021
“African American men with prostate cancer have been diagnosed with more aggressive disease, at younger ages, and generally their prognosis is poorer than for non-Black patients,” Dr. Pedro Barata, assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the School of Medicine, said. “But, when we start looking at how these patients respond to treatments, the emerging data suggest quite the opposite – that African...
Alumni couple gives $5 million for Presidential Chair at Tulane School of Medicine - Aug 24, 2021
A husband and wife team who first met as Tulane undergraduates on the way to becoming doctors is donating $5 million to create the university’s ninth Presidential Chair, which will be based at the School of Medicine. The Drs. Philip and Cheryl Leone Presidential Chair Endowed Fund will support a medical school professor who will also hold a joint appointment in another school or unit and focus on areas such as public health, immunology,...
Former Department of Medicine chair Dr. Jules Puschett passes away - Aug 23, 2021
With sorrow and respect, the School of Medicine learned that Jules Bernard Puschett, MD passed away on August 17, 2021, at his home in Temple, Texas. Dr. Puschett was Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine from 1990 until 2005. During his 15-year tenure as Chairman he led a major rebuilding of the Department. His legacy includes significant expansion in all the missions of the department and extensive collaborations with many...
New nephrology chief takes aim at homegrown hypertension - Aug 18, 2021
It’s no surprise that New Orleans — a city known for fried seafood, spicy crawfish and world-class gumbo — is a culinary capital of the South. But all of that flavor may come with a price. The city has some of the nation’s highest rates of chronic kidney disease and high blood pressure.  Diet plays a significant role in that, particularly high salt intake, said Dr. Robert Hoover, the newly appointed section chief of Nephrology and Hypertension...
Tulane study finds viral load is not a true indicator of COVID-19 transmission risk - Aug 17, 2021
Early in the pandemic, some public health officials called for COVID-19 testing centers to track viral load information among those testing positive as a possible measure for identifying and isolating those most likely to spread the virus. A new Tulane University study finds that cycle thresholds (Ct) from PCR tests — an indicator of the amount of virus an infected person carries — aren’t a reliable gauge for identifying those most likely to...
Remembering Dr. Daniel Winstead - Aug 15, 2021
Daniel Winstead, MD, passed away this week. He is survived by his son Theodore (Teddy) and daughter Laura and three grandchildren Sebastian, Ainsley, and Connor. He is predeceased by his wife Jenny. Dan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1944 and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1966. Following graduation from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1970, Dr. Winstead returned to the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati...
Dr. Marrouche named director of Tulane University Heart and Vascular Institute - Aug 13, 2021
Internationally renowned electrophysiologist Dr. Nassir F. Marrouche has been named director of the Tulane University Heart and Vascular Institute (TUHVI).    A pioneer in the treatment of atrial arrhythmias, Marrouche will expand electrophysiology and cardiac imaging services at Tulane’s affiliated hospitals and integrate these with the research and educational missions of the institute.    “The TUHVI will provide advanced...
The Tulane Living Well Clinic provides resources for a healthy lifestyle - Aug 12, 2021
In August 2020, the Tulane Living Well Clinic opened a second location at University Square, 200 Broadway, Suite 108, offering the same services as the popular clinic located downtown in the School of Medicine’s Hutchinson Building. The clinics’ services include primary care, urgent care and a metabolic care program, which involves health coaching, cognitive behavioral therapy, dietary counseling and culinary medicine. Urgent care and nurse...