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

January 2013 Newsletter


Innovative program celebrates
inaugural class

Dr. Kevin Krane and faculty educators
Dr. Kevin Krane brainstorms with other faculty educators

This month Tulane School of Medicine welcomed its inaugural Health Education Adaptive Learning Experience (HEAL-X) class. HEAL-X is a 3 ½ year medical degree program tailored for PhD graduates in the biomedical sciences.

The idea for this innovative program began about a year ago as a group of faculty educators lead by Dr. Kevin Krane, vice dean for academic affairs, brainstormed on how to create an integrated curriculum using the principles of active, adult learning. Read More >>

 

Tulane scientists share Katrina
experiences with Sandy survivors

Dr. Kevin Krane and faculty educators
Tulane delegation arrives in NYC to give aid.

A delegation from Tulane University including John Clements, Lisa Morici and Elizabeth "Betzi" Norton visited New York University on Nov. 14 and 15 to discuss the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the NYU medical school and how lessons learned during and after Hurricane Katrina might help steer them through this crisis.

"We avoided making direct comparisons between [hurricanes] Sandy and Katrina because every disaster is unique, but some of our experiences were very relevant," says Clements, professor and chair of the Tulane Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Read More >>

 

Remembering former medical dean
Dr. James Corrigan

Dr. James Corrigan
Dr. James Corrigan. Photo Courtesy of Barbara Burke Portraits

The Tulane medical community remembers Dr. James Corrigan, dean of the medical school from 1994-2000. Corrigan, age 77, died of pancreatic cancer on Dec. 19 at Peppi's House Hospice in Tucson, Ariz.

"Dr. Corrigan viewed medicine as a vocation and was deeply committed to everyone he served. He was an outstanding role model and a man of compassion. He made remarkable accomplishments at the medical school and brought into place a number of things that were considered to be national models of excellence at the time," says Cynthia Hayes, director of alumni relations for the Tulane University School of Medicine. Read More >>

 

Tulane moves into Louisiana
Cancer Research Center

A dozen Tulane University cancer researchers and more than 80 staff and laboratory team members are the first tenants to move into the newly built Louisiana Cancer Research Center at the corner of Tulane and South Claiborne avenues. Read More >>

In This Issue


Innovative program celebrates inaugural class

Tulane scientists share Katrina experiences with Sandy survivors

Remembering former medical dean Dr. James Corrigan

Tulane moves into Louisiana Cancer Research Center

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Department Spotlight: Orthopaedics

Dr. Douglas Slakey

When Super Bowl XLVII rolls into New Orleans in early February, the Tulane Department of Orthopaedics will have an important part in the festivities. Read More >>



Upcoming Events

Spring Reunion Weekend
Classes of '73, '93, '98, '03 & '08
April 12-13, 2013

1963 Reunion
May 16-18, 2013
New Orleans

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