Since it’s known that viral RNA is shed through feces, even in asymptomatic individuals, the best way to head off COVID-19 outbreaks in New Orleans and elsewhere might just prove to be its waste. Or, as Samendra Sherchan, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences puts it: “Poop never lies!”Keep Reading Wastewater surveillance researchers wading through COVID-19 clues
Reflects on 40-year career of disaster response, environmental data management, and the Dean’s Office Dr. LuAnn White, a professor at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine for forty years, will step down as senior associate dean effective June 30, 2021, in the first step of a phased retirement. During her tenure at the school, White has served…Keep Reading Senior Associate Dean LuAnn White to step down
STARTING THIS FALL, EARLY- TO MID-CAREER PROFESSIONALS can go online to get the same high-quality, skills-based public health degree that the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine offers on campus. The program follows the competencies for the Master’s of Public Health degree in community health sciences, but is a school-wide degree, rather than department-based. The program is…Keep Reading The Tulane MPH – Now Online!
One of Dean LaVeist’s goals is to increase the school’s interaction with the community by hosting more public events in the Tidewater Building. In May the school took the first big leap in doing this by premiering the Public Health Film Festival of New Orleans. Over the course of three days, the festival shared a collection of ten powerful feature-length…Keep Reading Tulane SPHTM Launches Public Health Film Festival
Tulane University researchers across disciplines have played an important role in fighting infectious disease epidemics around the globe. That storied history has been brought to life in Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, a new exhibit housed at Tulane SPHTM and co-sponsored by The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The exhibit covers a wide breadth of interdisciplinary research from…Keep Reading Outbreak exhibit spotlights Tulane research against epidemics