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Listen to Dr. Carl Kendall discussing the Zika virus on "On Point" with Tom Ashbrook. 

https://onpoint.wbur.org/2016/02/10/zika-virus-brazil-cdc-threat
Taking on the Zika virus, from tackling the disease itself, to killing the mosquitoes that carry it to the challenge of birth control.
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Today at 2:00pm: Pollutants in Caribbean Countries-How mining/agri. neurotoxins affect pregnant women/children 

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Tulane Prevention Research Center​ is leading the “photovoice” project, as part of the new Movin’ for LIFE program. The project will involve up to 40 individuals in the Ninth Ward and eastern New Orleans in taking pictures of their lives and neighborhoods, documenting what helps them be healthy and what prevents them from being healthy.

http://www.sph.tulane.edu/publichealth/pressroom/photovoice.cfm
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Global Health Management and Policy faculty Mark Diana discusses our new governor's executive order to expand Medicaid in this video.

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2016/1/new-louisiana-governor-signs-executive-order-to-expand-medicaid.html
The new plan in Louisiana would cover people with an income at or below 138 percent of the poverty level
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Are you interested in learning more about the School of public Health and Tropical Medicine? Join us for the SOPHAS Virtual Fair on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. There's still time to register.

https://www.careereco.com/events/sophas
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Dr. Felicia Rabito, associate professor of epidemiology, was one of the contributing authors to a publication included in the Altmetric 100, a list of the scientific publications receiving the most online attention over the past year.
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In November the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Escuela National Salud Publica (ENSAP, National School of Public Health) of Cuba entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enable the two institutions to explore possible collaborations in the areas of curriculum development, teaching, research, and exchanges of information and experiences in several areas of public health.

http://www.sph.tulane.edu/publichealth/pressroom/mou-cuban-school.cfm
In November the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Escuela National Salud Publica (ENSAP, National School of Public Health) of Cuba entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enable the two institutions to explore possible collaborations in the ...
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How is New Orleans tackling obesity? One way we're doing it is with the monthly #LiveFitNOLA Twitter chat co-hosted with the Tulane Prevention Research Center (Tulane PRC). The PRC aims to reduce or prevent overweight and obesity in the Greater New Orleans area by addressing the physical and social environmental factors influencing physical activity and diet. 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2016/01/28/new-orleans-what-is-the-one-thing-a-city-can-do-about-obesity/#274104f457cd
What is the one thing that a city can do to prevent and control obesity? The answer is to do multiple things simultaneously in a coordinated manner...a systems approach. What do we mean by a systems approach? Take a look at what’s happening in New Orleans...
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More info on the mosquito-borne Zika virus, with expert commentary from tropical medicine professor Dawn Wesson.
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/127212/20160124/this-is-what-could-happen-if-zika-virus-spreads-in-the-us.htm
Experts said that it is just a matter of time before the mosquito-borne Zika virus arrives in the U.S. Here's what could happen once an outbreak occurs.
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"There's a good chance we'll see it this coming summer, given what we saw with chikungunya two years ago," said Dawn Wesson, an associate professor of tropical medicine at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, in New Orleans.
http://consumer.healthday.com/infectious-disease-information-21/virus-health-news-697/zika-virus-likely-to-spread-to-southern-united-states-experts-707235.html
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We already announced that alumnus Anoop Jain was one of Forbes' 30 under 30 for social entrepreneurship. But did you know that out of their whole list (in a variety of categories), Tulane had FIVE alumni listed. Pretty impressive!
The Tulane grads hail from a range of industries, including consumer tech, manufacturing, education and marketing.
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Dr. Tao Huang, a post-doctoral assistant at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has been chosen to receive the Scott Grundy Fellowship Award for Excellence in Metabolism Research. The award from the American Heart Association will be presented during the EPI/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions, to be held this March in Phoenix, Ariz.
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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.