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Physician-scientist sets a course for fighting outbreaks
Dr. Sally Baker’s passion for sleuthing out — and preventing — infectious diseases started with a global epidemic. She caught the bug in high school at the height of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak. While many reacted in fear about the potential spread of the viral illness...

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Congratulations to Dr. Anil Paramesh - 2019 Health Care Hero - Mar 15, 2019
Health Care Heroes honors 50 health care professionals in the New Orleans area in six categories: animal care, first responder, nurse, physician, professional and volunteer. Honorees were selected based on industry and community involvement and achievement that have set the pace for the overall community. Dr. Paramesh’s selection as a HealthCare Hero this year is a very much deserved honor. He has done a lot of behind the scenes work for organ...
Tulane School of Medicine launches ‘Walk with a Doc’ program to get patients moving - Mar 14, 2019
Doctors at Tulane University School of Medicine hope to encourage patients to get on their feet. Tulane doctors, along with medical students, are launching a chapter of Walk with a Doc, a health program that brings doctors and patients together to walk every third Saturday of the month. Walk with a Doc is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages and reverse the consequences...
Pregnancy disorder subject of new Tulane study - Mar 12, 2019
An imaging technique used to detect some forms of cancer can also help detect preeclampsia in pregnancy before it becomes a life-threatening condition, a new Tulane study says. Preelcampsia is a hypertensive disorder that accounts for 14 percent of global maternal deaths annually and affects 5 to 8 percent of all pregnancies. Symptoms may include high blood pressure and protein in the urine and typically occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy....
New Tulane University study reveals heart abnormalities in retired NFL players - Mar 07, 2019
A new, first-time study by Tulane University has revealed that former National Football League (NFL) players, particularly those with larger body sizes, were found to have heart abnormalities specifically associated with high blood pressure. Dr. Genevieve Smith, a faculty instructor at the Tulane University School of Medicine, is the lead author and Dr. Gregory Stewart, co-director of the Tulane Sports Medicine Program, is the senior author. The...
New spaces, new places - Feb 22, 2019
Transforming its physical spaces for the next generation of students is a top priority at Tulane, and has brought about a kind of renaissance of building, renovations and expansions throughout the uptown, downtown and North Shore campuses. Two recently dedicated buildings are already servicing the Tulane community on the uptown campus, including the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex and Mussafer Hall. Construction of The Commons is currently...
Tulane, LSU Health select New Orleans BioInnovation Center as statewide partner for biomedical technology accelerator program - Feb 20, 2019
Tulane University and LSU Health New Orleans have selected the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC) as the statewide implementation partner for a newly launched initiative to augment business development efforts and accelerate the commercialization of life science research from university labs to biotechnology startups in the region and to existing companies around the world. NOBIC will work closely with the two universities to...
Study finds genetic risks associated with prostate cancer are underestimated - Feb 07, 2019
More than 17 percent of prostate cancer patients are born with genetic variants that can be associated with a higher risk for various cancers, according to a new study in JAMA Oncology  by researchers from Tulane University School of Medicine and genetics firm Invitae. The research, which is the largest study to date on the genetics of prostate cancer, also found that guidelines for genetic testing at the time of the study missed a substantial...
New gynecologic oncologist aims to reduce cervical cancer rates in NOLA - Jan 21, 2019
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and Gynecologic Oncologist Jessica Shank, MD, is on a mission to raise awareness that this cancer is preventable. "In New Orleans, cervical cancer rates are more than double that of the rest of the country," said Shank. "This is a cancer that can be prevented with regular Pap smear screening and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine." The vaccine was previously FDA-approved for use in girls and boys...
Gr8 Neighbor Gives Gift of Life - Dec 19, 2018
A Laplace woman woman takes the words “love thy neighbor” literally, and she gave her neighbor a gift that he can never repay -- the gift of life. As Dr. Paramesh Anil was all set to remove Nanci’s kidney at Tulane Medical Center, he said “It is always amazing to me how nice people can be to donate a part of their body to help someone with no benefit for themselves.” See the complete story.
Dr. Emad Kandil Receives 2017 Shipley Award - Dec 07, 2018
Congratulations to Dr.Emad Kandil - the recipient of the 2017 Shipley Award from the Southern Surgical Association!! This is a huge honor from this prestigious society and is a “distinction of astute surgical scholarship”. Dr. Kandil’s reputation in clinical research has led to him receiving the prestigious Shipley Award from the Southern Surgical Association, one of the oldest surgical societies in the country. This award is known as a...
Dr. Kunnimalaiyaan Serves as Study Section Member at Liver Cancer Program - Dec 07, 2018
Dr. Kunnimalaiyaan, faculty at the Department of Surgery, has been invited to be a study section-panel member for the Liver Cancer program, CDMRP- Peer reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP). This panel reviews applications from career development award (CDA), Idea award, impact award-Special Focus, and Translational Team Science Award (TTSA). The meeting will be held at Baltimore on Dec 2-4, 2018.
Dr. Keith C. Ferdinand appointed to the Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology - Dec 03, 2018
Dr. Keith C. Ferdinand, a distinguished cardiologist at Tulane University School of Medicine, has been appointed to the Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology. The Chair is named for Dr. Gerald S. Berenson, who is internationally recognized for his clinical research on the early natural history of arteriosclerosis. Berenson was the principal investigator of the Bogalusa Heart Study, a long-term community study of heart disease...
From elections to holiday shopping safety, faculty make headlines - Nov 30, 2018
Transcript: From midterm elections to holiday shopping safety, national reporters reached out to our Tulane faculty for their expertise. Here’s the latest Tulane News in Review. Tulane political scientist Mirya Holman reviewed how female candidates fared in the midterm elections. She also looked at their effectiveness in Congress. Holman spoke with the New York Times. Geologist Tor Tornqvist talked about the shrinking Louisiana coastline with...
Dr. Hua Lu Elected Lifetime Fellow to AAAS - Nov 28, 2018
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has bestowed upon 416 of its members the lifetime honor of being an elected Fellow in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in advancing science. Tulane University School of Medicine congratulates,Dr. Hua Lu who received this honor(section of Biological Science). The Fellows, announced Nov. 27, will be recognized at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. During a...