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Internship hones practical experiences for MHA student

“There’s no program without the faculty,” says, Daniel Triggs, a student in the Master of Health Administration Program at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. It was Program Director Emily Harris who encouraged him to apply for a competitive summer internship program with the National Association of Health Service Executives. He was not yet eligible to do…

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Searching for resistant bacteria living in nature

Visitors to national parks see pristine country—untouched landscapes disconnected from the germs and disease we fear in everyday urban living. But is it really so pristine? Doctoral candidate Laura Scott has spent the past six years finding out. Scott earned her Master of Science in epidemiology from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, with Dr. Susan Hassig…

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Alumnus Mel Lagarde will receive Outstanding Alumni Award

Maurice “Mel” L. Lagarde III (A&S ’79, PHTM *82) will receive this year’s Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Outstanding Alumni Award. Lagarde is president and chief executive officer of HCA MidAmerica Division. His leadership in the immediate days after Hurricane Katrina, along with HCA Healthcare’s support and response, is today considered a textbook example of disaster…

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Andrew Poland of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine sets up a testing tent for the COMPASS Study at the Salvation Army Family Store on Jefferson Highway.

COMPASS study seeks to measure community spread of COVID-19 in general population

Researchers from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the School of Medicine will be in randomly selected public locations around Orleans and Jefferson parishes during the next three months for the nationwide COMPASS Study – Community Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Study (CoVPN 5002). On Jan. 28, they were at the Salvation Army Family Store on Jefferson Highway. Professor…

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Alumni Notes

Scott Kellermann (MPH TRMD ’78) has been named the County of Nevada Public Health officer in Nevada City, Calif. Kellermann founded a 175-bed Bwindi Community Hospital in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda, where he has worked for twenty years with the Batwa pygmies. He and his wife Carol also founded the Kellermann Foundation, which was supported by Nevada County…

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