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February

Lu Qi textbook

Gene-Environment Interactions and Human Diseases, edited
by Dr. Lu Qi,HCA Regents Distinguished Chair and Professor
in the Department of Epidemiology


Lu Qi Publishes Textbook on Gene-Environment Interactions
Dr. Lu Qi, HCA Regents Distinguished Chair and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has edited a newly released textbook entitled Gene-Environment Interactions and Human Diseases. more>>

Getting the facts about the Zika virus
As Zika virus continues to spread north toward the United States, public concern and media attention are also on the rise. Faculty members Dawn Wesson, PhD and Susan McLellan, PhD talk about the virus and the risk it poses with mosquito season right around the corner. more>>

Super Bowl celebrations spread flu, according to Tulane researchers
Cover your coughs in the Carolinas and don’t double dip in Denver. A Tulane University study published in the American Journal of Health Economics found cities with teams in the Super Bowl see a rise in flu deaths. more>>

January

Tulane SPHTM monitors Zika Virus
Bookmark our new Zika info page to get links to updated information and read commentary from SPHTM faculty. Read More>>

‘Colonel WASH’ aids in Ebola fight
When shipping containers filled with medical equipment intended to fight Ebola landed on a dock in Sierra Leone in late 2014, Colonel WASH (a.k.a. SPHTM alumnus Lee P. Gary, Jr.) was waiting for them. more>>

Today, even though Sierra Leone and other West African countries are gradually being declared Ebola-free, those containers — portable clinics called Clinics in a Can — are meant to be frontline defense against future outbreaks.

'Photovoice’ project gets support from local foundation
Residents in two New Orleans neighborhoods will work with Tulane University faculty and staff members to document what impacts their health through pictures, thanks to a recent grant from the Greater New Orleans Foundation. more>>

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