January 2013 Newsletter
Innovative program celebrates
|Dr. Kevin Krane brainstorms with other faculty educators
This month Tulane School of Medicine welcomed its inaugural Health Education Adaptive Learning Experience (HEAL-X) class. HEAL-X is a 3 ½ year medical degree program tailored for PhD graduates in the biomedical sciences.
The idea for this innovative program began about a year ago as a group of faculty educators lead by Dr. Kevin Krane, vice dean for academic affairs, brainstormed on how to create an integrated curriculum using the principles of active, adult learning. Read More >>
Tulane scientists share Katrina
experiences with Sandy survivors
|Tulane delegation arrives in NYC to give aid.
A delegation from Tulane University including John Clements, Lisa Morici and Elizabeth "Betzi" Norton visited New York University on Nov. 14 and 15 to discuss the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the NYU medical school and how lessons learned during and after Hurricane Katrina might help steer them through this crisis.
"We avoided making direct comparisons between [hurricanes] Sandy and Katrina because every disaster is unique, but some of our experiences were very relevant," says Clements, professor and chair of the Tulane Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Read More >>
Remembering former medical dean
Dr. James Corrigan
|Dr. James Corrigan. Photo Courtesy of Barbara Burke Portraits
The Tulane medical community remembers Dr. James Corrigan, dean of the medical school from 1994-2000. Corrigan, age 77, died of pancreatic cancer on Dec. 19 at Peppi's House Hospice in Tucson, Ariz.
"Dr. Corrigan viewed medicine as a vocation and was deeply committed to everyone he served. He was an outstanding role model and a man of compassion. He made remarkable accomplishments at the medical school and brought into place a number of things that were considered to be national models of excellence at the time," says Cynthia Hayes, director of alumni relations for the Tulane University School of Medicine. Read More >>
Tulane moves into Louisiana
A dozen Tulane University cancer researchers and more than 80 staff and laboratory team members are the first tenants to move into the newly built Louisiana Cancer Research Center at the corner of Tulane and South Claiborne avenues. Read More >>