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

October 2017 Newsletter


$25 million gift will name John W.
Deming Department of Medicine at
Tulane University

Dr. John Deming and Bertie Deming Smith
Dr. John Deming and
Bertie Deming Smith
For seven decades, internal medicine physician Dr. John Winton Deming (M '44) and his family have been making a profound impact on Tulane University and Tulane University School of Medicine. Now, his family's tremendous generosity is reaching new heights with a $25 million gift that will transform and strengthen the Department of Medicine's research enterprise. The gift is the largest in the School of Medicine's history. More >>


Tulane cardiologist awarded
national leadership honor

Dr. Keith Ferdinand
Dr. Keith Ferdinand
The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) honored Tulane University cardiologist Dr. Keith Ferdinand with its 2017 Spirit of the Heart Leadership Award for his lifelong work as a champion of change in advancing health equity and reducing cardiovascular disease disparities.

Ferdinand, a professor of medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine's Heart and Vascular Institute, was recognized along with five other trailblazers at ABC's eighth annual Spirit of the Heart Awards Gala in New York City on Oct. 7. More >>


Tulane University awarded $6.28
million to study blood pressure
control in low-income patients

 Dr. Jiang He and Dr. Marie “Tonette” Krousel-Wood
Dr. Jiang He and
Dr. Marie "Tonette"
Krousel-Wood
The National Institutes of Health awarded Tulane University a five-year, $6.28 million grant to test ways to best implement new guidelines to more aggressively manage high blood pressure in adults, especially among low-income patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute awarded the grant to Dr. Jiang He, Joseph S. Copes Chair of Epidemiology at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Dr. Marie "Tonette" Krousel-Wood, professor and senior associate dean of Tulane University School of Medicine and Tulane associate provost for the health sciences. More >>


NIH provides Center for Aging
with new COBRE funds

Malwina Czarny-Ratajczak and Kristin S. Miller
Malwina Czarny-Ratajczak, PhD and Kristin S. Miller, PhD
The National Institutes of Health awarded an $11,286,985 Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to the Tulane Center for Aging, representing Phase II funding for a multidisciplinary project started in 2012.

S. Michal Jazwinski, PhD, the John W. Deming, MD, Regents Chair in Aging, a professor of medicine and director of the Center for Aging, spearheaded the COBRE when it was the only multidisciplinary aging-focused COBRE in the country. More >>


DeBakey Fund expands rural
health outreach

Ernest G. DeBakey Rural Education Fund
Dr. Ben Doga of Lafayette and third-year medical student Jason Wong.
For the past five years, the Ernest G. DeBakey Rural Education Fund has provided third-year Tulane medical students with a transformative opportunity to experience the rewards of rural medicine by immersing them in the community. Earlier this year, Marsha DeBakey, widow of the late Dr. Ernest DeBakey (PHAR '30, M '39), renewed and enhanced her gift, enabling the Tulane University Department of Family and Community Medicine to set its sights even higher.

The DeBakey Fund provides housing for third-year medical students who train in family medicine in rural communities. Thanks to this fund, Tulane medical students are able to work one-on-one with family physicians throughout Louisiana, southern Mississippi and Alabama. More >>


In This Issue

$25 million gift will
name John W. Deming
Department of Medicine
at Tulane University


Tulane cardiologist
awarded national
leadership honor


Tulane University
awarded $6.28 million
to study blood pressure
control in low-income
patients


NIH provides Center
for Aging with new COBRE funds


DeBakey Fund expands
rural health outreach


Inside Tulane Med Newsletter


Reunions

If your class year ends in a 3 or an 8, plan to celebrate with your classmates in Spring 2018! The reunion schedule and hotel information will be available soon! Contact Jean Paul Perrilliat at jperril@tulane.edu for reunion information.
Spring Reunion Weekend
April 20-21, 2018
Classes of '58, '63, '73, '78, '83, '88, '93, '98, '03, '08, '13
Class of 1968
50th Reunion
May 17-19, 2018


Class Notes

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Upcoming Events

Alumni and Friends
Reception at AAMC
in Boston

Nov. 6, 2017

TAA Awards Gala
March 24, 2018

1834 Society and
TMAA Awards
Reception

April 20, 2018
(during reunions)

Contact Cynthia at chayes@tulane.edu
for information about
all upcoming events.


CME activities at the
Center for Continuing
Education


CME activities at the
Goldring Center for
Culinary Medicine







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