New partnership aims to enhance care for patients with bleeding disorders
- Jul 14, 2023
Tulane University is pleased to announce a groundbreaking partnership between the Louisiana Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders (LCBCD) and Acadian Health, aimed at reducing unnecessary emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations for individuals with bleeding disorders. This collaboration will significantly improve patient outcomes, enhance quality of care, and promote value-based healthcare principles.
Acadian Health plays a...
BIO on the BAYOU accepting applications for startup pitches
- Jul 10, 2023
BIO on the BAYOU, the annual showcase of academic research happening across the Gulf South, returns for its 4th installment this October. The two-day event is expected to attract 200 senior executives and top decision-makers from the corporate, investor, foundation, government, and academic sectors. The conference has historically included presentations from faculty members in the life sciences as well as a mix of industry, government, and...
Fifteen from Tulane School of Medicine recognized as 2023 Health Care Heroes
- Jul 07, 2023
New Orleans City Business publishes an annual list of Health Care Heroes, honoring people who go beyond the call of duty both professionally and in their personal time. This year, 15 people from Tulane University School of Medicine are being recognized among the Health Care Heroes.
Started in 2007, the prestigious list identifies healthcare professionals in the New Orleans area from the following five categories: first responders, nursing,...
Office of Intellectual Property Management seeks new talent as research expands at Tulane
- Jul 02, 2023
Triptorelin, better known by the brand name Trelstrar, is a widely used prescription medication to treat prostate cancer. The drug was originally developed in the lab of Andrew V. Schally, who was an endocrinologist at Tulane University School of Medicine at the time. The technology transfer unit at Tulane helped move Schally’s discovery from the lab to the marketplace, and now that unit is expanding to better meet the increasing needs of...
A new A.I. system can decode fruit fly behaviors. Why that’s ‘pivotal’ for future human genetics research
- Jun 30, 2023
How can you tell if a fruit fly is hungry? Ask a computer.
While that may sound like a bad dad joke, it’s reality at Tulane University, where researchers have developed a new A.I. tool that can tell you if a fruit fly is hungry, sleepy or singing (yes, fruit flies sing).
Dubbed MAFDA (for Novel Machine-learning-based Automatic Fly-behavioral Detection and Annotation) the system uses cameras and a newly developed software to track and identify...
Stroke patient quickly returns to regular life thanks to Tulane care
- Jun 29, 2023
Jane Bucano recently experienced an ischemic stroke, a condition that occurs when a blood clot blocks a crucial blood vessel in the brain. This presented a significant risk of permanent paralysis and potential death if left untreated. Bucano was swiftly taken to Tulane Medical Center, where Arthur Wang, MD, Director of the Division of Endovascular Neurosurgery/Interventional Neurology, and his skilled team provided exceptional care.
Tulane School of Medicine to host national vascular biology summer conference
- Jun 25, 2023
Tulane University School of Medicine has a long and distinguished history in the research of vascular biology, including one former professor who went on to win a Nobel Prize for his work. That research continues today, and the School of Medicine will host Vasculata 2023, the North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO) summer conference and workshop for vascular biology researchers this summer.
Amitabh C. Pandey, MD, Assistant Professor...
Study finds that eight factors put Black adults at greater risk of early death
- Jun 20, 2023
Black adults who live in the United States have a 59% higher risk of premature death than White adults.
A new study from Tulane University published in Lancet Public Health has found that this gap can be entirely explained by disparities in eight areas of life critical to health and well-being: employment, income, food security, education level, access to healthcare, quality health insurance, home ownership and marital status.
Bioinnovation grad turns expertise into business development role for Tulane Medicine
- Jun 16, 2023
Kaylynn Genemaras, PhD, began her university years with the plan of becoming a physician. While working on her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, Genemaras realized her real interest was in research, which brought her to Tulane University and the Bioinnovation Program. She recently earned her doctorate and now works in the Office of Research Business Development at Tulane University School of Medicine.
Bioinnovation graduate students...
Massive hemorrhages are often deadly. Can a perfume ingredient stop the bleed and save lives?
- Jun 14, 2023
The chances of surviving massive blood loss from a traumatic injury such as a gunshot wound are around 50 percent. To survive, a patient needs two things to happen quickly: a large infusion of blood and coagulation at the wound to stop the bleeding.
The problem is one of these solutions prevents the other. Introducing a large amount of blood to those suffering a massive hemorrhage impairs the blood’s ability to clot, a condition known as...
Owl Club Awards honor teaching excellence at Tulane School of Medicine
- Jun 08, 2023
The Owl Club is the student organization for academic excellence at Tulane University School of Medicine. Owl Club representatives compile evaluations and feedback from every course taught, and present teaching awards to top faculty every spring. Congratulations to this year’s Owl Club Award winners!
T1 Best Integrated Module:
Endocrine/Reproduction (Brian Rowan, MD)
T1 Course of the Year:
Gross Anatomy (Samir Anadkat, MBBS, MS)
T1 Best CBL/TBL...
NIH awards $2.4 million grant to study link between obesity and lymphatic dysfunction
- Jun 07, 2023
Lymphedema is a painful chronic disease where edema, or a buildup of fluid, results from dysfunction of the lymphatic system, causing swelling, heaviness and tightness feeling at the affected limb or tissue, and recurrent infections. The lymphatic system works in parallel with the cardiovascular system to move fluid throughout the body and between lymph nodes. When this dysfunction occurs, the lymphatic system cannot transport essential immune...
Ivy Day Award Winners for 2023
- Jun 01, 2023
Ivy Day traces its origin to 1909 when the eminent dermatologist and internationally acknowledged authority on Hansen’s Disease, Isadore Dyer, M.D., became Dean of the School of Medicine. He served as Dean until 1920. At the laying of the cornerstone of the Richardson building on the university campus that year, a sprig of ivy was brought from the School of Medicine building on Canal Street as a symbol of the transplanted and continuing part of...
Tulane researchers awarded Ladies Leukemia League grants
- May 31, 2023
Two Tulane Cancer Center researchers – Zhen Lin, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Technical Director of Molecular Pathology Laboratory at Tulane University School of Medicine; and William C. Wimley, PhD, George A. Adrouny Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Tulane School of Medicine – were each recently awarded $35,000 Ladies Leukemia League (LLL) grants to help support...
Tulane Class of 2023: Student earns dual degrees and military promotion
- May 26, 2023
Wyatt Smith added three new titles to his growing list of accomplishments last week. A former Duke football player, Smith graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine degree and earned a Master of Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He was also promoted to Captain in the U.S. Army at a pinning ceremony scheduled between his Class of 2023 celebrations.