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Going to a Super Bowl party this weekend? Practice good manners and don't double dip those chips! Charles Stoecker, PhD, assistant professor in the department of global health management and policy 
comments on the occurrence of the Super Bowl during the height of flu season. 

http://time.com/3689414/super-bowl-flu/
Call it Super Bowl fever. In cities that send teams to the big February game, researchers see an 18% spike in flu death in adults…
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A potential victory for public health in New Orleans! 
http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/11401789-123/no-smoking-allowed-city-council
Smoky barrooms and hazy casino floors are set to become history in New Orleans with the City Council’s unanimous passage Thursday of an ban on indoor smoking and
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The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is accepting applications for 2015-2016 Fellows. Students enrolled in a New Orleans degree-granting graduate program in any field may apply. 

Please visit www.schweitzerfellowship.org/chapters/neworleans/ to learn more. Applications must be submitted online by 5pm on February 1, 2015. 
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A recent study, led by Epi faculty Tanika Kelly, finds people lose more weight when they receive interventions such as text-message reminders on their mobile phones.

http://www.sph.tulane.edu/publichealth/pressroom/cellphone-weight-loss.cfm
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Erik Svendson from the global environmental health department comments on the ongoing effects of the Graniteville, SC chlorine spill ten years later.

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_5214f424-93ac-11e4-81f7-2bc8733ee0e9.html
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Mary Kathryn Poole, a New Orleans native, a TUSPHTM alumna, and a former public health policy research and advocacy manager at Prevention Research Center at Tulane University​ is the new director of Let's Move PIttsburgh. Congratulations Mary Kathryn!

http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2015/02/18/Let-s-Move-Pittsburgh-names-new-director/stories/201502180016
Let’s Move Pittsburgh, the Phipps Conservatory-led initiative helping Pittsburghers to make smart food and exercise choices, has a new director. Mary Kathryn Poole, a New Orleans native, started work on Jan. 20 and brings a wide-ranging public health background to the plate. Ms. Poole grew up in New Orleans and received her master’s in public health from Tulane University. Living and working in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina offered a wealth...
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"We can't be complacent," says Daniel Bausch. 

http://www.vox.com/2015/1/23/7878095/ebola-outbreak-end
In the three most-affected countries, overall, the number of new cases is halving every two weeks.
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Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, a nationally recognized researcher in the fields of health disparities and nicotine addiction in minority populations, has been chosen as dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, effective April, 2015. Ahluwalia is an alumni of our MD/MPH program! Congratulations!

http://news.rutgers.edu/news/rutgers-selects-jasjit-ahluwalia-dean-school-public-health/20150119#.VL63zkfF8fU
Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, a nationally recognized researcher in the fields of health disparities and nicotine addiction in minority populations, has been chosen as dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, effective April, 2015. Currently, he is a professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at ...
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Check out the Prevention Research Center at Tulane University's new study on ‪‎#walking‬ & #biking to school: They evaluated the conditions around five Louisiana schools. School areas with better streets, sidewalks, crosswalks and traffic signs had more students walking and biking. ‪#‎activetransit‬

http://www.sph.tulane.edu/publichealth/pressroom/safe-streets.cfm
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More on the state of lung health post-train wreck in Graniteville, SC with environmental health sciences faculty Erik Svendsen.

http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20150106/AIK0101/150109768/1004/graniteville-s-train-wreck-victims-continue-to-struggle-with-health-problems
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Our faculty keeps busy—even on winter break! Dr. Jinying Zhao of the epidemiology department reports that native Americans have a disproportionately high rate of type 2 diabetes, and researchers wanted to see if they could identify new metabolic markers that indicated these patients' diabetes risk.

http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/articles/diabetes-news/17377-new-predictors-of-type-2-diabetes-in-native-americans
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Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is the oldest school of public health in the country and the only American school of tropical medicine. The school's mission is to advance public health knowledge, promote health and well-being, and prevent disease, disability, and premature mortality. This is accomplished through education of public health professionals, scientific research of problems, partnerships, and service to the global public health community.

A leader in global health, the school is comprised of six academic departments: biostatistics and bioinformatics, global community health and behavioral sciences, global environmental health sciences, epidemiology, global health systems and development, and tropical medicine. The school has more than 1,200 students and 100 faculty. The students, faculty, and staff represent more than 70 cultures from around the world.