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

January 2016 Newsletter


Tulane Ebola researcher named
Foreign Policy 'Global Thinker'

Dr. Robert Garry
Dr. Robert Garry
Tulane University School of Medicine immunologist Dr. Robert Garry has been named one of Foreign Policy magazine's 100 "Global Thinkers of 2015" for his groundbreaking work developing a rapid Ebola test. Garry and a team of collaborators have been working more than a decade in Africa to fight viral hemorrhagic fevers like Ebola and Lassa virus. More >>


Tulane University awarded
$4.2 million to study ways to wipe
out HIV from hidden reservoirs

Dr. Huanbin Xu
Dr. Huanbin Xu
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane National Primate Research Center $4.2 million to study new ways to flush out and kill HIV from reservoirs where the virus lurks beyond the reach of antiviral therapies. "The major obstacle to a cure for HIV infection is how to purge the persistent reservoir of latently infected cells," says lead investigator Dr. Huanbin Xu, assistant professor of pathology. More >>


Nobel Laureate comes
home to Tulane

Dr. Andrew V. Schally
Dr. Andrew V. Schally
One of Tulane University School of Medicine's most distinguished researchers, Nobel Laureate Dr. Andrew V. Schally, came back to campus recently to talk about how discoveries he began decades ago at Tulane and the New Orleans VA Medical Center led to a Nobel Prize and major medical advances in treating hormone-related cancers. More >>


Tulane hosts multi-specialty
sarcoidosis conference

Tulane University School of Medicine will bring international sarcoidosis experts together next month for a day-long event aimed at helping patients and physicians learn more about recognizing and treating the potentially fatal inflammatory disease that is often misdiagnosed. More >>


VIDEO: Leader in robotic thyroid
surgery develops neck dissection

Dr. Kandil Video
Dr. Emad Kandil, chief of Endocrine and Oncological Surgery division at Tulane University School of Medicine, pioneered robotic-assisted thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He's now one of the first surgeons in the country using the technology to perform extensive neck dissections. He explains in this video. Watch >>


Medical education across the globe

Dr. Monika Dietrich
Dr. Monika Dietrich
Growing up in a multi-cultural family and living around the world at a young age, pediatric resident Dr. Monika Dietrich always knew that international healthcare would be important to her medical training. Her dream has become a reality at Tulane School of Medicine. She recently travelled to Ethiopia, where she worked to set up an international Grand Rounds between the Tulane Department of Pediatrics and pediatric residents at an Ethiopian hospital. More >>


Lectureship honors
longtime professor

Dr. Dabney M. Ewin
Dr. Dabney M. Ewin
Tulane celebrated the legacy of Dr. Dabney M. Ewin, M '51, when the retired clinical professor of surgery and psychiatry gave the inaugural "Dabney M. Ewin, M.D. Hypnosis Lecture" at the Westin Hotel on December 11, 2015. Ewin is past president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the American Board of Medical Hypnosis. A $100,000 campaign will bring leaders in the field of hypnosis to the annual Tulane Brain and Behavior Conference held in December each year. More >>


Grants awarded to child
and adolescent psychiatry

More than $600,000 in new grants will help fund several community-based and training initiatives in the Tulane University School of Medicine Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program. More >>


NFL Player Care Foundation
signs Tulane as screening partner

NFL Player Care Foundation
Tulane University School of Medicine has been named the official screening partner for the NFL Player Care Foundation's Healthy Body and Mind Program, a national program that offers free medical evaluations and mental health resources to former NFL players. "This is a very important program for these guys. We have found former players with significant heart disease and some with prostate cancer. This program saves lives," said Dr. Gregory Stewart, medical director of the Player Care Foundation screenings program at Tulane.  More >>


In This Issue

Tulane Ebola
researcher named
Foreign Policy
'Global Thinker'


Tulane University
awarded $4.2 million
to study ways to wipe
out HIV from hidden
reservoirs


Nobel Laureate comes
home to Tulane


Tulane hosts multi-
specialty sarcoidosis
conference


VIDEO: Leader in
robotic thyroid
surgery develops
neck dissection


Medical education
across the globe


Lectureship honors
longtime professor


Grants awarded to
child and adolescent
psychiatry


NFL Player Care
Foundation signs
Tulane as screening
partner


Faculty Spotlight:
Dr. Eva Morava-Kozicz


Inside Tulane Med Newsletter


Faculty
Spotlight:
Dr. Eva Morava-Kozicz, Pediatrics

Dr. Eva Morava-Kozicz

Dr. Eva Morava-Kozicz considers herself an old romantic and it was a fond remembrance of Tulane that brought her back more than a decade after she trained here.

"I really loved Tulane 20 years ago because of the atmosphere, the people, how warm the community is and how easy going, how we get along with each other," says Morava-Kozicz, a biochemical geneticist and Professor of Pediatrics. More >>


Reunions

With over 120 alumni volunteering for their reunions so far, this year could mark the largest attendance on record for the annual School of Medicine reunion weekend.

If your class year ends in a 1 or a 6, plan your trip to celebrate with your classmates this May! More >>


Class Notes

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


Update your
Class Notes >>


Nominate a fellow grad
for an Alumni Award >>


Upcoming Events

Memphis Reception
and CME Opportunity
February 12-13, 2016
Email for more info: chayes@tulane.edu

"Big Charity" viewing
in Alexandria, LA
March 2, 2016
Email for more info: chayes@tulane.edu

Alumni Awards
Reception
March 18, 2016
National WWII Museum
Email for more info: chayes@tulane.edu

Class of 1966
50th Reunion
May 12-15, 2016
Email for more info: chayes@tulane.edu

Reunion Weekend
May 20-21, 2016
Email for more info: chayes@tulane.edu

CME Activities




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