New fellowship focused on maternal health seeks applicants
- Jul 19, 2021
Tulane University School of Medicine has received a $1.4 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to support education and research of maternal health in Louisiana. It funds a two-year fellowships in Preventive Medicine focused on improving maternal health in the state and is open to anyone who has graduated from a pediatric, family medicine or internal medicine residency.
Louisiana has one of the highest maternal...
Tulane University rolls out graduate certificate in sports medicine
- Jul 14, 2021
The Tulane School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) now offers a graduate certificate in Sports Medicine in partnership with the Tulane School of Medicine and the Center for Sport. The certificate program will begin in summer 2021, and enrollment is open.
“We are very excited to add this stackable certificate to the master’s program. This is a first-of-its-kind program to help non-medical sports professionals understand the breadth of the...
Tulane researcher one of two across the globe named Gilead Sciences Research Scholar
- Jul 13, 2021
Only two researchers in the world will be named a Gilead Sciences Research Scholar in Cystic Fibrosis, and one is Tulane University’s own assistant professor of medicine Christine Bojanowski, MD. The program recognizes and supports emerging investigators in several medical fields including hematological malignancies, solid tumors, HIV, liver disease, and anti-fungal research in addition to Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Under this award, Dr. Bojanowski...
Tulane researchers find many COVID-19 vaccination plans lacked strategies for equitable rollout
- Jul 06, 2021
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 people living in underserved communities.
Amber Hardeman, MD, MPH, MBA, a resident in the Med-Peds program at Tulane University School of Medicine,...
Tulane University’s Dr. Greg Stewart selected for Jimmy Collins Award
- Jun 30, 2021
Tulane University’s Dr. Greg Stewart, the W. Kennon McWilliams Professor of Sports Medicine in Orthopaedics, a crucial authority in keeping sports on track throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, has been selected to receive a Jimmy Collins Award from the Greater New Orleans Sports Awards Committee, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
While there are many different categories of awards presented by the Greater New Orleans Sports Awards Committee,...
Tulane-led study published in NEJM finds new treatment for aggressive prostate cancer
- Jun 29, 2021
A new cancer treatment is offering hope to patients with late-stage prostate cancer, and the results are now published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Dr. Oliver Sartor, medical oncologist and C. E. and Bernadine Laborde Professor of Cancer Research at Tulane University School of Medicine, is lead author of the study, which used engineered radioactive molecules to target prostate cancer cells and inhibit tumor growth. The...
Tulane to launch multicenter drug study to improve outcomes after atrial fibrillation procedures
- Jun 09, 2021
Tulane University will lead a multicenter clinical trial to study whether atrial fibrillation (AFib) patients who undergo cardiac ablation to correct an irregular heart rhythm have better long-term outcomes when taking an anti-arrhythmic drug.
The trial will explore whether the drug Dronedarone helps decrease the scarring of the heart associated with the development of AFib and a common cause of its reoccurrence after treatment. It will also...
Molecularly targeted radiation therapy extends survival for patients with advanced prostate cancer
- Jun 03, 2021
A new cancer treatment that uses engineered radioactive molecules to target prostate cancer cells and inhibit tumor growth extended survival for patients with advanced prostate cancer, according to newly announced results of the VISION trial.
The international phase III clinical trial, which was co-led by Tulane University medical oncologist Dr. Oliver Sartor, is the first to use this approach to demonstrate improvements in survival for prostate...
“COVID-19 Conversations” to answer questions about vaccines
- Jun 02, 2021
The LA-CEAL: Louisiana Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities presents a webinar, “COVID-19 Conversations: Answering your Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine” on Thursday, June 3, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT. The webinar will be moderated by Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Associate Provost for the Health Sciences Marie “Tonette” Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH, and will include panelists Keith Ferdinand, MD, Lisa Morici, PhD...
Faculty members recognized for excellence with university teaching awards
- May 28, 2021
At the end of the spring semester, Tulane University offers university teaching awards to four faculty members — two for excellence in undergraduate teaching and two for graduate and professional teaching.
The Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellows Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching are awarded to two full-time faculty members for extraordinary achievements in undergraduate teaching, student advising and instructional...
School of Medicine celebrates graduates with in-person ceremony at Convention Center
- May 24, 2021
Students of the Class of 2021 at the Tulane University School of Medicine received their Doctor of Medicine and PhD degrees among family and friends at an in-person Commencement ceremony hosted at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Saturday, May 22. Dr. Rachel Levine, assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony and delivered her remarks virtually to the...
Surgeon’s legacy in transplant medicine stretches from coast to coast
- May 19, 2021
In the 36 years since Ronald W. Busuttil, MD, PhD (G ’71, M ’71, G ’75) founded the Liver Transplant Program at the University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA), 6,784 liver transplants have been performed. Of those, 5,627 were performed in adults and 1,156 in children — all lives that would have been lost without the procedure. Asked what motivates him every day, Busuttil explained that liver transplantation is a discipline that truly is a...
First class of palliative care fellows graduates from Tulane School of Medicine
- May 18, 2021
The inaugural cohort of palliative care fellows trained in Louisiana graduates from Tulane University School of Medicine this week. The five doctors are the first to have completed all of their palliative care medicine training here in the state, and all five hope to remain in Louisiana to continue their careers.
“When I came back to Tulane in 2017, there were just a handful of people in the whole state who were board certified to provide...
Tulane researchers develop test that detects childhood TB a year ahead of current screenings
- May 18, 2021
Researchers at Tulane University School of Medicine have developed a highly sensitive blood test that can find traces of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB) in infants a year before they develop the deadly disease, according to a study published in BMC Medicine.
Using only a small blood sample, the test detects a protein secreted by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes TB infection. It can screen for all forms of TB and rapidly...