Tulane medical students and mentor investigate racial health disparities
- Feb 22, 2023
Three years after the COVID-19 pandemic exposed racial and ethnic health disparities nationwide, those disparities continue to exist in American communities of color.
Black Americans ages 18-49 are twice as likely to die from heart disease as white Americans, according to the CDC. Hypertension, the leading preventable risk factor for premature death worldwide, is more prevalent in Black Americans than any other group, and fewer Black Americans...
Tulane Executive in Residence invited to be a keynote speaker at prestigious investment conference
- Feb 17, 2023
Elaine Hamm, PhD, has the unique ability to speak two languages – medicine and business. Hamm earned her doctoral degree, and since then accumulated over 15 years of professional leadership experience in the commercialization of early-stage pharmaceutical therapeutics and diagnostics with experience in technology transfer, investment, market analysis, and commercialization of preclinical and clinical-stage products. As Executive in Residence for...
Students visit NASA Stennis to learn about aerospace medicine
- Feb 14, 2023
Just 50 miles from the campus of Tulane University School of Medicine is NASA’s largest rocket engine test facility. Members of the Tulane chapter of the Aerospace Medicine Student and Resident Organization (AMSRO) toured the site, and second-year medical student Alex Suh wrote this about the trip.
Recently, medical students from Tulane University had the unique opportunity to visit Stennis Space Center, located in Mississippi, to learn...
Tulane simulation center director honored by International Society of Simulation in Healthcare
- Feb 09, 2023
Jennifer Calzada, MA, MPH, Director of Advanced Medical Simulation at Tulane University School of Medicine, was awarded one of six Presidential Citations last month at the 23rd annual meeting of the International Society of Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). The Society is the largest healthcare simulation association in the world with over 5,000 members and over 4,000 conference attendees annually. Calzada is both a Director-At-Large...
Recognizing Tulane trailblazers on National Women Physicians Day
- Feb 03, 2023
National Women Physicians Day is held every February 3 to remember the trailblazers in medicine and honor the female doctors of today. Two women were the first to break the gender barrier at Tulane University School of Medicine. In 1911, Elizabeth Bass, MD, and Edith Loeber Ballard, MD, became the first women faculty members at Tulane, opening the door for generations of female physicians and students who would follow.
Before their time...
Stylish, comfy and affordable Tulane branded lab and white coats now available!
- Feb 03, 2023
Has the collar of your white coat turned yellow with age? Would you like a more breathable option that fits better, moves with you and is machine-washable? Tulane University School of Medicine is now offering less expensive, higher quality coats that can ordered with either a Tulane Medicine (for the lab) or Tulane Doctors (for the clinic) logo.
If you’ve attended one of our monthly picture days or seen the latest Tulane doctors campaigns, you’...
Tony Hu invested as a Tulane Weatherhead Presidential Chair
- Jan 27, 2023
Tony Y. Hu, PhD, director of Tulane’s Center for Cellular and Molecular Diagnostics and professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, and Microbiology, was recently invested in the Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Biotechnology Innovation at the School of Medicine.
The Jan. 20 ceremony brought friends, family and colleagues to Hutchinson Auditorium to recognize Hu, who joined Tulane in 2019 and is enjoying a prolific...
New hemophilia treatment a victory for patients, Tulane doctor writes in New England Journal of Medicine
- Jan 26, 2023
A new treatment that helps people with hemophilia A maintain higher levels of a crucial blood clotting factor with fewer treatments is a victory for patients, according to a new editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine this week by Cindy Leissinger, MD, director of the Louisiana Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders at Tulane University School of Medicine.
An estimated 20,000 people in the U.S. have hemophilia A, including...
Tulane Telehealth now a benefit for everyone with Tulane health insurance
- Jan 23, 2023
With Carnival season now in full swing, the last thing you want to do is get sick or spend a lot of time waiting at an urgent care. Connect with a Tulane Telehealth provider from the comfort of your couch instead. Tulane Telehealth gives you 24/7 virtual urgent care.
Tulane Telehealth is now a zero copay benefit for employees and their families who are covered by Tulane medical insurance (HDHP plan members pay $0 after deductible is met)....
Tulane chapter of aerospace medicine students and residents tours NASA Michoud
- Jan 16, 2023
Students who graduate from Tulane University School of Medicine go on to help people around the globe. Their reach could expand well beyond Earth’s surface one day. The need is growing for physicians and researchers in the air and space with endeavors such as NASA’s moon quest and the advent of space tourism, and Tulane is now home to a chapter of the Aerospace Medicine Student and Resident Organization (AMSRO).
Tulane AMSRO members recently...
Bennetta Horne, Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
- Jan 10, 2023
Name: Bennetta Horne, PhD
Title: Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
Where you’ll find her: School of Medicine
Years at Tulane: 19
“I am pretty much ‘med school mama,’” said Bennetta Horne, the School of Medicine’s Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Horne is known as the go-to contact for underrepresented students in medicine — but she also advocates for residents,...
Tulane to study how oral health affects HIV severity and treatment
- Jan 09, 2023
Gum disease and tooth decay plague most people at some point and are often associated with aging or poor health. But for those living with HIV, these common issues could cause more severe problems and even impact the effectiveness of treatments to keep the virus at bay.
Tulane University researchers received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the interplay between oral health, the severity of HIV...
Easy-to-build lab web page templates debut at SoM
- Jan 06, 2023
The dozens of clinical and basic science laboratories at the Tulane University School of Medicine are places where researchers and learners collaborate, discover, and inspire. But science needs an effective communication tool to be able to share scientific advances, recruit students and lab staff, and inform potential new collaborators about a lab’s expertise.
Now each SoM lab can share its projects with people around the world with the debut of...
Partnership between the Criminal Justice Clinic and Tulane psychiatrists helps students and clients
- Jan 06, 2023
Estimates suggest that at least 25 percent of people in jail suffer from serious mental illness, and understanding how to recognize and address the issue in court is an important skill for lawyers and judges working in the criminal legal system.
Ensuring that Tulane Law students are learning this skill was the genesis of a longstanding partnership between the Criminal Justice Clinic and the Tulane School of Medicine’s Psychiatry...