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Med Students Launch Careers at White Coat Ceremony
August 2, 2011
In a tradition-filled ceremony, 190 new students of Tulane University School of Medicine received their first white coats on Sunday (July 31) in McAlister Auditorium. Dr. James R. Doty, a 1981 Tulane medical school graduate and eminent neurosurgeon, entrepreneur and philanthropist, delivered the annual Dr. Wallace K. Tomlinson Lecture, and Dr. Hyman C. Tolmas, a 1945 medical school graduate, gave the distinguished alumnus address.

Tulane Medical Students Open Weekend Clinic for New Orleans Area Homeless
April 22, 2011
The homeless are among the most medically underserved people in the United States. Tulane medical students Casey Rebholz and Adam Johnson saw a critical need for healthcare services at New Orleans' Ozanam Inn.They recruited fellow students and physicians to provide urgent care for those who visit the shelter.The students see patients at weekend health clinics and gain valuable training while providing invaluable help. WATCH VIDEO >>

Healing Community Clinics
September 29, 2010
A few days after Hurricane Katrina left and the floods came, Tulane physicians opened a clinic on a street corner with a card table as their office. Obviously since then facilities have greatly improved but the concept lingers – neighborhood clinics where people can easily access proper, respectful medical care whether they have insurance or not. Does it make a difference? Watch how a Tulane community clinic keeps one patient from having to choose between medicine and food. WATCH VIDEO >>

Don't Weight to Lose
September 2, 2010
After Hurricane Katrina, many of us coped with the stress of the disaster by overeating. It is easy to overindulge in one of the world's best culinary cities. Plus, Louisiana is one of the fattest states in the nation! Tulane medical students decided to do something about it. They started “Don’t Weight to Lose” to help New Orleanians gain good health by losing a few pounds. WATCH VIDEO >>

Career Advice: Watch the Animals
New Wave, October 14, 2009 – By Arthur Nead
Dr. Howard Sheridan, a 1969 alumnus of Tulane School of Medicine and award-winning photographer, updated Aesop's fables to apply to the realities of modern medical careers at the Tulane Medical Alumni Association meeting on Oct. 8. FULL STORY >>

VIDEO: Dr. Sheridan speaks to medical students and faculty regarding "Choices for Success."

A Tribute to Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.
By Lois and Selma DeBakey, Professors of Scientific Communication, Baylor College of Medicine
Everything Michael did was well conceived, well planned, thoroughly mastered, and virtually flawless – his research, surgery, teaching, and national and international activities. His writing followed the same precise, painstaking approach: thorough bibliographic research, meticulous analysis of data, and logically organized development. FULL STORY >>

September 2008 Tulane University School of Medicine Newsletter
On Friday August 1st, 2008 the School of Medicine welcomed its largest class in its 174 year history. One-hundred seventy-eight men and women from 36 states, 4 countries and 91 colleges and universities make up this year’s first year medical school class. READ NEWSLETTER (PDF) >>

In Memoriam, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey
New Wave, July 15, 2008 – By New Wave Staff
On Friday (July 11), Tulane lost one of the most distinguished alumni in the history of the university. Dr. Michael DeBakey, who earned undergraduate and medical degrees from Tulane, died at Methodist Hospital in Houston. He would have been 100 years old in September. DeBakey was a renowned cardiovascular surgeon, who counted among his patients Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Russia’s Boris Yeltzin and Jordan’s King Hussein. He continued to perform heart surgery until his 90s and this past spring received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress, at a ceremony in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. FULL STORY >>

New "Fellows" Inspired by Community Needs
New Wave, July 11, 2008 – By New Wave Staff
Six Tulane University graduate students will be working on community projects through the New Orleans Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program, providing nutrition counseling, health education, legal services and tutoring in the New Orleans area. New Orleans represents the newest of 10 Schweitzer Fellowship Programs across the country, and it was recently established in New Orleans in response to the escalating health needs of the local community. FULL STORY >>

Patent Leads to Promising Diabetes Drug
New Wave, June 24, 2008 – By Keith Brannon
One of the world’s biggest biotech companies has announced plans to launch large, multicenter trials of a promising new diabetes therapy originally developed by researchers at the Tulane University Peptide Research Lab. The treatment, developed in collaboration between Tulane researchers and the French pharmaceutical firm Ipsen SA, will enter phase III studies with patients. These clinical trials are aimed at being the definitive assessment of how effective the drug is, compared to current treatment. FULL STORY >>

Medical Education Innovator in the Limelight
New Wave, April 18, 2008 – By Arthur Nead
The Tulane School of Medicine has honored a professor who was instrumental in redeveloping the medical curriculum to serve Tulane medical students following the evacuation of New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina. The medical school used facilities provided by the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston for the academic year of the hurricane. The successful implementation of innovative and scholarly teaching approaches in the demanding field of medical pharmacology earned the School of Medicine’s 2008 Teaching Scholar Award for Craig W. Clarkson, a professor of pharmacology. FULL STORY >>

Gold medal for DeBakey
Baylor School of Medicine – Solutions, Volume 4, Issue 1, Summer 2008
Tulane alumnus and famed surgeon Michael E. DeBakey was presented with the bill that President George W. Bush signed to authorize DeBakey’s Congressional Gold Medal. The 99-year-old DeBakey, who grew up in Lake Charles, LA and graduated from Tulane School of Medicine, will receive the medal next year. Congress voted in October to award the medal to DeBakey, who helped revolutionize the treatment of injured soldiers and veterans while changing the face of cardiovascular surgery. The bill with President Bush’s signature will be on exhibit in the new DeBakey Library and Museum, scheduled to open next year at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where DeBakey is chancellor emeritus. FULL STORY >>

2008 Tulane University School of Medicine Update
As we begin 2008, I am delighted to share with you some important announcements and plans for this year. I do believe this will be a great time for our School of Medicine. NEWSLETTER (PDF) >>

New ballpark scores with players, fans
New Wave, February, 2008 – By Mary Ann Travis
At the edge of the dugout, under a bright blue sky with a cool breeze blowing, Rick Dickson and Dr. Bobby Brown tossed a baseball back and forth on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 23). Dickson, Tulane athletics director, was warming up Brown for his ceremonial first pitch of the second game at the new Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. When Brown took the mound, he threw a slider across the plate to Green Wave catcher Jared Dyer. Both Brown and Dyer have their place in Green Wave baseball history now. FULL STORY >>

Murphy Oil Corp. donates downtown building to Tulane
New Wave, December 17, 2007 – By Mike Strecker
Murphy Building Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corp., donated the former Murphy Exploration Building and parking garage located at 131 South Robertson St. in downtown New Orleans to Tulane University on Friday (Dec. 14). “We are overwhelmed by this generous donation,” Tulane University President Scott Cowen said. “This will allow us to expand and enhance our mission as a major research university. This is the latest in a long legacy of support we have received from those affiliated with the Murphy Oil Corp.” FULL STORY >>

Auditorium named in honor of distinguished alumna
New Wave, November 13, 2007 – By Arthur Nead
The Tulane School of Medicine unveiled a high-tech auditorium at its Poydras Street headquarters on Friday (Nov. 9), dedicating it as the Dr. Gwynn Collins Akin Bowers Auditorium and celebrating with Tulane administrators, faculty and students, and honoree Gwynn Akin Bowers. FULL STORY >>


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