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Tulane Resident and Fellow Congress connects trainees and leaders to improve learning experience
The time spent in residency and fellowship is a formative part of every physician’s career, and every trainee wants the best possible learning and living experience during those years. The Tulane Resident and Fellow Congress (TRFC) is the resident and fellows’ voice to ensure the Office of Graduate...

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Study uncovers what happens inside artery plaque to trigger strokes - Aug 11, 2022
Heart attacks and strokes are a leading cause of death in the United States, but scientists are still working to understand one of their primary triggers. What causes plaque buildup within arteries to become unstable, leading parts to suddenly burst or break away? A key obstacle is that researchers haven’t been able to study plaques during a stroke.  For the first time, researchers at Tulane University and Ochsner Health were able to genetically...
Tulane MD/MBA program prepares future physicians for business side of healthcare - Aug 11, 2022
This story is an excerpt from the Freeman Blog at Tulane University Freeman School of Business. To read more, click here. Mohammed Sharief faced a choice: should he become a doctor or study business? The rigor of a medical degree was daunting, as was the experience he’d need to be successful in business, but he had a goal: one day, he wanted to help lead hospitals. That idea made up his mind. He would go to medical school – AND he would get an...
‘Medical Student for a Day’ introduces undergrads to a potential future in medicine - Aug 09, 2022
Area undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students recently spent a day at Tulane University School of Medicine learning about what it’s like to be a medical student. The School of Medicine began “Medical Student for a Day” in 2019, but the pandemic put the program on hold for a couple of years. Organizers reached out to premed advisors across New Orleans to advertise, and students interested in the program submitted applications. Those...
More than 100 Tulane physicians named among the best doctors in New Orleans - Aug 08, 2022
Castle Connolly is a healthcare research company and the official source for Top Doctors for over 25 years.  Nominations can be made by all licensed physicians, and this year more than 100 Tulane doctors were nominated by their peers and selected as New Orleans Top Doctors.   Allergy & Immunology Dr. Laurianne Wild Dr. Margaret Huntwork Bariatric Surgery Dr. Shauna Levy Cardiac Electrophysiology Dr. Colleen Johnson Dr....
Tulane medical student spends summer interning at NASA - Aug 03, 2022
Alex Suh will be back on campus soon to begin his second year as a Tulane University School of Medicine student, and he’ll have an out-of-this-world story to tell about his summer. Suh spent the last couple months interning at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The internship combined his two career passions: medicine and space. “This internship has given me an opportunity of a lifetime to explore the field of aerospace medicine at a...
VIDEO: Students begin medical school years with annual White Coat Ceremony - Aug 02, 2022
Tulane University School of Medicine welcomed 190 new students at the annual White Coat Ceremony held Sunday, July 31, 2022. The event signals the start of the next chapter for first-year medical students. It's a day to celebrate all the hard work it took to get here and honor the journey ahead. Watch the video to see highlights from this year's event. 
School of Medicine welcomes Class of 2026 with White Coat Ceremony - Aug 02, 2022
The Tulane School of Medicine held the annual White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2026 on Sunday, July 31, marking the beginning of their medical careers. At the ceremony, which was held in McAlister Auditorium on the uptown campus, first-year medical students were presented with their white medical coats and stethoscopes. After each student from the class was recognized on stage, the Class of 2026 recited the Tulane Physicians’ Oath, cementing...
Associate Dean for Medical Education and Academic Affairs prepares for new year in new role - Jul 29, 2022
Chayan Chakraborti, MD, earned his medical doctorate and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He returned after a fellowship at Johns Hopkins, and served as Director of Career Advising, Internal Medicine Clerkship Director, Director of Student Programs and Vice-Chair of Education for the Department of Medicine along with his medical duties as an attending physician. “Dr. C” – as he’s known - was...
Tulane School of Medicine appoints Chief Clinical Diversity Officer to lead EDI efforts - Jul 26, 2022
As part of Tulane’s ongoing commitment to prioritize, as a core value, equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life, including clinical training and patient care, the School of Medicine has named Dr. Tina Simpson as its first Chief Clinical Diversity Officer. Simpson, who joins Tulane on Oct. 1, will work directly with leadership within the school and with area health care partners to ensure that they are continuously...
Tulane awarded $3.5 million to study how killer immune cells prevent birth defects - Jul 25, 2022
Over half the population carries a herpesvirus that doesn’t cause any symptoms. It’s so common that physicians don’t routinely screen for it, not even during pregnancy. But of those individuals who contract the virus during pregnancy, nearly a third transmit it to their developing child where it can cause microcephaly, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disabilities. Though for most, cytomegalovirus, or CMV, doesn’t pose an issue, Tulane...
Seven from School of Medicine recognized as Health Care Heroes - Jul 24, 2022
CityBusiness, a New Orleans-based publication, recently announced its 2022 list of Health Care Heroes, including six School of Medicine physicians and one leader in its “professional” category. Started in 2007, the annual Health Care Heroes list honors healthcare professionals in the New Orleans area in the following categories: first responders, nursing, physicians, professionals and volunteers. Honorees are selected based on industry...
Tulane Urology launches program to increase diversity in field - Jul 22, 2022
Out of the more than 13,000 practicing urologists across the United States, less than 7% of those physicians are Black or Hispanic. The Department of Urology at Tulane University School of Medicine launched a program to increase diversity in the field. The Purposeful Infrastructure Promoting Equality (PIPE) Scholars Program aims to encourage underrepresented in medicine students to take an interest in medicine, attend a medical school, and then...
Dr. Chi Dola appointed Assistant DIO for Graduate Medical Education - Jul 22, 2022
Chi Dola, MD, MPH, began her Tulane University career more than 20 years ago as a student working on a combined degree in medicine and public health. After graduating from the Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Dola remained at Tulane for her residency. She came back to Tulane following a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, and now serves as the Warren and Adolf Jacobs...
Medical school’s Student Clinic Council provides health care to more than 3,000 patients this year - Jul 19, 2022
Tulane School of Medicine’s Student Clinic Council (SCC) has embraced the important mission of providing access to health care for underserved populations in New Orleans. SCC is a collection of medical student volunteers who operate free clinics throughout the city. Under the leadership of Helen Pope, an SCC faculty adviser and instructor of medicine at the medical school, and Mallory Loe, this year’s SCC president and third-year medical student...
Newly revealed data suggests rates of a rare skin cancer is increasing in Louisiana - Jul 15, 2022
A Tulane dermatologist noticed an uptick in patients coming in with a rare skin cancer, which led her to investigate what could be contributing to the increase. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), a rare type of lymphoma that presents in the skin has been on the rise in Louisiana for the past 10 years. Andrea Murina, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Dermatology Residency Program Director at Tulane University School of Medicine, recently...