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

July 2018 Newsletter


Chad Steele joins microbiology
and immunology faculty as chair

Chad Steele, PhD
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 elected to elite
surgery college

Raju Thomas, MD
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 >>


Sim Center launches hybrid
EMT course

Jared Kimball
Jared Kimball
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 >>


American College of Physicians
recognizes Tulane internists

American College of Physicians
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 >>


Scholarship puts dreams
within reach

Hugh "Glenn" Barnett II, MD
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. More >>


In This Issue

Chad Steele joins
microbiology and
immunology faculty
as chair


Raju Thomas elected
to elite surgery college


Sim Center launches
hybrid EMT course


American College of
Physicians recognizes
Tulane internists


Scholarship puts
dreams within reach


Inside Tulane Med Newsletter


Faculty
spotlight:
Elizabeth
Crabtree

Elizabeth Crabtree, MD

Elizabeth Crabtree, MD, is a neurologist and an associate professor of clinical neurology at the Tulane University School of Medicine and medical director of Tulane's Multiple Sclerosis Center.
More >>


Reunions

Class of 1969
50th Reunion
May 16-18, 2019

If your class year ends in a '4 or a '9, plan to celebrate with your classmates April 4-6, 2019! Host hotel is The Jung. More information to follow.


Class Notes

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Upcoming Events


Golf Simulation and
Saints vs. Falcons

Watch Party
Sept. 23, 2018
Loft 18, Metairie, La.
12 – 3 pm

Tulane Homecoming
Tailgate Party

Nov. 10, 2018
10 am – 2 pm
More info to follow.

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

CME activities at the
Center for Continuing
Education




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