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

December 2016 Newsletter


Tulane University awarded $11.4M
to turn discoveries into cures

Dr. Lee Hamm
Dr. Lee Hamm
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane University an $11.4 million grant to develop more scientists devoted to clinical research aimed at helping patients suffering from high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and related conditions. The five-year grant will launch the Tulane University Translational Sciences Institute (TUTSI), a COBRE focused on clinical and translational research. More >>


Tulane joins Global Virus Network

Dr. Robert Garry
Dr. Robert Garry
Tulane University School of Medicine is now a Center of Excellence in the Global Virus Network (GVN), a organization of leading medical virologists from 25 countries decidated to fighting pandemic viral threats through collaborative research, training and advocacy. Dr. Robert Garry, professor of microbiology and immunology, will lead Tulane's GVN Center of Excellence, which will focus on building research capacity to respond to emerging viral threats in West Africa. More >>


Zeanah wins AACAP scientific
achievement award

Dr. Charles Zeanah
Dr. Charles Zeanah
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) awarded Tulane psychiatry professor Dr. Charles H. Zeanah the 2016 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement. The academy singled out Zeanah's research that showed how responsive, empathic caregiving can help prevent boys who have experienced significant adversity from becoming callous, unemotional adolescents. More >>


Equipment grant awards boost
research capabilities

Dr. Malwina Czarny-Ratajczak
Dr. Malwina Czarny-Ratajczak
The School of Medicine has launched a new grant award program to help investigators with lab equipment upgrades. The awards include a new system that will allow genetics researchers in the Tulane Center for Aging to accelerate workflow for next-generation sequencing. "This technology has an enormous impact on my research," said molecular geneticist Dr. Malwina Czarny-Ratajczak. More >>


MD/MPH student receives Ben Kean
fellowship for tropical medicine

Brady Page
Brady Page
Fourth-year medical student Brady Page traveled to Papua New Guinea this summer as a recipient of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's prestigious Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship. Page was one of 21 fellows from 19 medical schools selected through a highly competitive process. Page spent a month in the southwestern Pacific country investigating why some newborns in the province were not receiving the hepatitis B vaccination. More >>


Tulane CME program reaccredited
'with commendation'

Tulane University School of Medicine's commitment to providing outstanding life-long learning opportunities for physicians has been recognized by a leading accreditation organization. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) recently reaccredited the school's Continuing Medical Education (CME) program for six years with an "Accreditation with Commendation," which is the council's highest level of recognition. More >>


Tulane docs squash the
competition at Bug Bowl

ID Bug Bowl
The Tulane Team
Tulane University infectious disease residents and fellows wowed the audience and trounced the competition at ID Bug Bowl, a "Jeopardy!"-style quiz bowl at ID Week, a national conference in New Orleans hosted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. More than 400 physicians from around the world packed an auditorium to watch the contest, which was designed as an entertaining way to test infectious disease knowledge. More >>


Tulane teaching prescription
opioid safety

Dr. Mordecai Potash
Dr. Mordecai Potash
The Centers for Disease Control issued new guidelines for prescribing opioids earlier this year in an effort to combat the increasing incidence of abuse or overdose from the drugs. Tulane School of Medicine has already been teaching future doctors about treating chronic pain and Dr. Mordecai Potash, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, says it was easy to incorporate the CDC's recommendations. More >>


Alumnus makes gift to honor
sister's passion

Robert Silverberg
Robert Silverberg
When Marcia Silverberg Lobman (N'63, G'70) passed away, her brother, Robert P. Silverberg (B'67), wanted to find a special way to honor her. He established the Marcia Silverberg Lobman Endowed Academic Excellence Fund which will provide ongoing support to the Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health at Tulane University School of Medicine. More >>


In This Issue

Tulane University
awarded $11.4M
to turn discoveries
into cures


Tulane joins Global
Virus Network


Zeanah wins
AACAP scientific
achievement award


Equipment grant
awards boost
research capabilities


MD/MPH student
receives Ben Kean
fellowship for tropical
medicine


Tulane CME program
reaccredited
'with commendation'


Tulane docs squash
the competition at
Bug Bowl


Tulane teaching
prescription
opioid safety


Alumnus makes gift
to honor sister's passion


Faculty Spotlight:
Dr. Raoul Rodriguez


Inside Tulane Med Newsletter


Faculty
Spotlight:
Dr. Raoul
Rodriguez

Dr. Raoul Rodriguez

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Raoul Rodriguez received the 2016 Spirit of Charity award from the Spirit of Charity Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting the mission of Charity Hospital New Orleans. The award is presented annually to a physician whose career began or was nurtured in the healing and teaching wards of "Big Charity” and who has made a significant contribution to medicine. More >>


Reunions

If your class year ends in a 2 or a 7, plan your trip to celebrate with your classmates in June 2017!


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Upcoming Events

1834 Society Reception
March 31, 2017
(by invitation only)
Email for more info: chayes@tulane.edu

TMAA Awards Gala
April 1, 2017
Email for more info: chayes@tulane.edu

Class of 1967
50th Reunion

May 18-21, 2017
Email for more info: chayes@tulane.edu

Reunion Weekend
Classes of '57, '62, '72, '77, '82, '87, '92, '97, '02, '07, '12
June 2-3, 2017

Email for more info: chayes@tulane.edu

CME activities at the
Center for Continuing
Education


CME activities at the
Goldring Center for
Culinary Medicine




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