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Inside Tulane Med: Quarterly News from the Tulane University School of Medicine

October 2012

NIH awards $10.4 million grant to Tulane Center for Aging

Sangkyu Kim and Cecelia SanchezThe National Institutes of Health awarded a grant to Tulane's Center for Aging to develop the careers of promising scientists, including two from the School of Medicine. Read More >>



Professor gives gift in pharmacology

Dr. Barbara BeckmanLooking back on her career with the School of Medicine caused Dr. Barbara Beckman, associate dean of admissions, to consider how she wanted to give back. Read More >>



Groupon campaign serves patients

Flu season is right around the corner, and the Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center and Brinton Family Health and Healing Center is partnering with Groupon Grassroots to offer flu shots to uninsured and underserved patients. Read More >>

Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center


Tulane medical pioneer honored

The Celestial Society: A Life in MedicineIn 1986, the worldwide medical community felt a distinct loss at the passing of Tulane alumnus and former chair of the Department of Medicine, Dr. George Burch. His remarkable story is told by his daughter Vivian Burch Martin in "The Celestial Society: A Life in Medicine." Read More >>



Class of 2016 dons white coats

The 192 members of the School of Medicine Class of 2016 received their first doctor's white coats on August 5.

The members of this class hail from 101 schools and colleges. Twenty-two of the students received undergraduate degrees from Tulane, and three come from LSU. Thirty-three states and three countries are represented in this class. California and Louisiana contributed the most students, with 30 from California and 24 from Louisiana.

Class of 2016 White Coat Ceremony

Dr. Ernest Sneed Jr., right, assistant dean of student affairs, helps a student into his white coat after receiving a congratulatory handshake from Dr. Benjamin Sachs, left, dean of the medical school.


Students have healthy appetite for new culinary medicine program

If surging interest is any indicator, there's about to be a smorgasbord of Tulane resources helping the community make healthier food choices, says Dr. Timothy Harlan, executive director of the school's newly launched Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine. Read More >>

Culinary Medicine Program

Chef Leah Sarris, right, instructs a medical student on plating techniques.

In This Issue

NIH awards grant to Tulane Center for Aging

Professor gives gift in pharmacology

Groupon campaign serves patients

Tulane medical pioneer honored

Class of 2016 dons white coats

Students have healthy appetite for new culinary medicine program

Department Spotlight

Class Notes

See what your fellow School of Medicine alumns are doing >>

Department Spotlight: Surgery

Dr. Douglas Slakey

The Department of Surgery has a rich history of innovative discoveries from individuals who have a progressive, forward-thinking attitude. Since accepting the role of department chair in 2005, Dr. Douglas Slakey has been a pioneer in making changes. Read More >>

Upcoming Events

Homecoming Weekend
November 2-3, 2012

Register for Fall Reunions: Class of ’52, ’57, ’67, ’72, ’77, ’87 & ’92
November 2-3, 2012

CME Activities

Deadly Medicine exhibit

The School of Medicine has partnered with The National World War II Museum to bring to New Orleans "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," an exhibition on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

The exhibition, which examines the alliance between physicians, scientists and the Nazis that led to the murder of millions, opened July 25 and remains on display through October 15. Learn more about the exhibit and programs >>

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