July 2018 Newsletter
|Chad Steele, PhD
In March, the School of Medicine
welcomed professor Chad Steele, PhD
, as the new chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Steele said that one of his first goals at Tulane is to raise the profile and reputation of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and of the School of Medicine. More >>
|Raju Thomas, MD
Tulane surgeon Raju Thomas, MD
, has been inducted into the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Scotland, a distinction that recognizes some of the world’s top surgeons.
A pioneer in urology and robotic surgery, Thomas has been dedicated to innovations in delivering minimally invasive urologic surgical procedures.
"I'm absolutely thrilled and humbled," Thomas said. "The FRCS is the gold standard that has been established in much of the world." More >>
Tulane University School of Medicine is one of the first in the country to launch a new hybrid emergency medical technician
training course that allows future paramedics flexible options to complete part of their coursework online.
“We are the first in the state to run a full hybrid course,” said Jared Kimball
, Tulane Sim Center course director and trauma educator. “Moving the course partially online expands access to the program for those who work full time or whose schedules don’t allow attendance for standard courses on campus.” More >>
When the American College of Physicians (ACP) held its annual meeting in New Orleans in April, the organization inducted three new fellows who are members of the Tulane School of Medicine faculty and nominated one faculty member and administrator as a master.
ACP is the national organization of internists.
Deepa Bhatnagar, MD
, assistant professor of medicine and senior associate program director; Brian Lewis, MD/MPH
, assistant professor of clinical medicine and associate director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program; and Alegra Venditto, MD
, assistant professor of medicine and clinical preceptor of the internal medicine residency clinic, were inducted as new fellows. Marc Kahn, MD, MBA, MACP
, a hematologist/medical oncologist with the Tulane Cancer Center, Peterman-Prosser professor of medicine, and senior associate dean for admissions and student affairs, was inducted as a master of the ACP. More >>
|Hugh "Glenn" Barnett II, MD
When he was accepted to Tulane University School of Medicine, Hugh "Glenn" Barnett II, MD
, knew that the cost of tuition might prevent him from attending the prestigious school. But a doctor who graduated almost five decades earlier, Julian Hawthorne, MD
, had established a bequest for scholarships that put Barnett's dreams within reach.
Now, on the occasion of his own 50th reunion, Barnett (A&S '64, M '68, I '69, F '70, R '76) and his wife, Karen, have made a generous gift to the legacy of Julian Hawthorne (M '20), whose scholarship continues to give deserving future physicians the power to follow their own dreams by attending Tulane School of Medicine.