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Released: 12-Sep-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Ochsner Health and the Urban League of Louisiana Team Up for ‘The Big Health Event’
Ochsner Health

The Big Health Event is the latest strategy being advanced by Ochsner Health, the event’s sponsor, and the Urban League of Louisiana. The goal is to improve health care access, advance health equity and better health outcomes among underserved communities in New Orleans and across Louisiana. The Big Health Event is free and open to the public.

Newswise: Ochsner Accountable Care Network announces sixth straight year of exceptional quality outcomes and multi-million-dollar healthcare savings
Released: 8-Sep-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Ochsner Accountable Care Network announces sixth straight year of exceptional quality outcomes and multi-million-dollar healthcare savings
Ochsner Health

OACN’s 2021 clinical successes, highlighted by a 100% quality score, can be attributed to increasing primary care physician visits, focusing on high-risk patient care coordination and support, reducing unnecessary hospitalizations through ambulatory care coordination, and improving patient satisfaction.

Released: 30-Aug-2022 5:30 PM EDT
Ochsner Health Expands Ochsner Scholars Program for Loyola’s New Accelerated Nursing Degree
Ochsner Health

Ochsner Health is calling on aspiring nurses who want to pivot their careers and help fill the critical nursing shortage in local communities. Ochsner is excited to announce tuition assistance for at least 10 applicants to Loyola University of New Orleans’ new accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing (ABSN) program for this spring.

Released: 25-Aug-2022 11:35 AM EDT
Climate change exacerbated hurricane Harvey’s flood damage, hitting low-income and Latinx neighborhoods disproportionately harder
Louisiana State University

New research published today shows that if it were not for the impact of climate change, up to 50 percent of residences in Houston’s Harris County would not have been flooded by Hurricane Harvey five years ago.

Released: 26-Jul-2022 10:55 AM EDT
Ochsner Ranked #1 in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report for 11th Consecutive Year
Ochsner Health

Today, U.S. News & World Report named Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans (OMC), including its Baptist and West Bank campuses, the Best Hospital in Louisiana for the 11th consecutive year. As part of the annual review, Ochsner and its partners also received more than 50 additional accolades by U.S. News, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice.

Newswise: LEAN, Tulane and teachers to create environmental justice curriculum for K-12 schools
Released: 21-Jul-2022 12:55 PM EDT
LEAN, Tulane and teachers to create environmental justice curriculum for K-12 schools
Tulane University

The Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) has received a 5-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Program to create an environmental justice curriculum for Louisiana K-12 schools. The project will be supported by faculty and staff from Tulane University School of Liberal Arts and a team of Louisiana teachers.

Newswise: Ochsner Hospital for Children Named #1 in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report for the Second Year in a Row
Released: 14-Jun-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Ochsner Hospital for Children Named #1 in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report for the Second Year in a Row
Ochsner Health

Ochsner Hospital for Children has been named #1 in Louisiana in the new Best Children’s Hospitals for 2022 – 23 rankings published online today for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report – the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice.

Released: 3-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Grail and Ochsner Health Launch New Initiatives to Improve Cancer Detection Rates in Louisiana
Ochsner Health

Multi-Cancer Early Detection Health Equity Demonstration Three-Year Program Aims to Improve Cancer Outcomes Among Underserved Populations and Develop Best Practices for Deployment of Innovative Technologies in Community Settings

Newswise: Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Academic Medical Center Becomes First North Louisiana Hospital to Earn Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification
Released: 5-May-2022 1:20 PM EDT
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Academic Medical Center Becomes First North Louisiana Hospital to Earn Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification
Ochsner Health

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport joins just three other hospitals in Louisiana to have a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the others are located in the New Orleans area.

Released: 26-Apr-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Louisiana Gov. Edwards welcomes participants to Gulf of Mexico Conference (GOMCON)
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

More than 800 coastal scientists, managers, and professionals from federal and state agencies, academia, non-profits and industry have come together this week in Baton Rouge to network, collaborate and discuss coastal research and management in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the first-ever in-person Gulf of Mexico Conference (#GOMCON). Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards welcomed guests to the state Tuesday, during the opening plenary.

Newswise: Jennings American Legion Hospital joins Ochsner Health
Released: 1-Apr-2022 10:20 AM EDT
Jennings American Legion Hospital joins Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health

Jennings American Legion Hospital (JALH) joins Ochsner Health (Ochsner), becoming Ochsner American Legion Hospital (OALH). As part of the Ochsner family, OALH will be better positioned to expand access to high-quality, affordable, innovative care to residents of Jefferson Davis Parish and the surrounding communities.

Released: 26-Oct-2021 9:05 AM EDT
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Releases Governors’ Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilient Coasts
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has released the Governors’ Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilient Coasts, signed by the governors of all five Gulf states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. This is the fourth in a series of collaborative work plans that identifies priority issues, focus areas, and actions to enhance the environmental and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico.

Newswise: New evidence supports idea that America’s first civilization was made up of ‘sophisticated’ engineers
Released: 1-Sep-2021 4:45 PM EDT
New evidence supports idea that America’s first civilization was made up of ‘sophisticated’ engineers
Washington University in St. Louis

The Native Americans who occupied the area known as Poverty Point in northern Louisiana more than 3,000 years ago long have been believed to be simple hunters and gatherers. But new Washington University in St. Louis archaeological findings paint a drastically different picture of America's first civilization.

Released: 13-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
New Study Analyzes How Falling in Love Influences the Immune System in Women
Tulane University

As Valentine’s Day arrives, there’s no doubt love is once again in the air during this annual holiday that dates as far back as the 14th century. So, what exactly does it feel like to fall in love and how does love affect us as humans? Many scientists have proven falling in love has its physical benefits on both men and women, but can falling in love influence the immune system in women?

Released: 8-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Tulane, Delgado Sign Transfer Student Agreement
Tulane University

Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) and Delgado Community College recently signed a transfer student agreement that creates a pathway for Delgado graduates to complete bachelor’s degrees at Tulane.

Released: 6-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Tulane to host screening, discussion of film on little league’s role in civil rights
Tulane University

In 1955, when racial segregation defined the South, two teams of 12-year-old boys stepped onto a baseball field in a non-violent act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history.

Released: 4-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to speak at Tulane
Tulane University

Former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, will be the featured speaker in the next Tulane-Aspen Institute Values in America Speaker Series on Tuesday, February 12 from 6-7 p.m. in Dixon Hall on the Tulane University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Released: 29-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Tulane’s Homeland Security online master’s program receives high marks
Tulane University

Tulane University’s Homeland Security online master’s program recently received high marks from, including the third-best online master’s program and the top program for intelligence officers for 2019.

23-Jan-2019 3:30 PM EST
Study: Lower-Carbon Diets Aren’t Just Good for the Planet, They’re Also Healthier
Tulane University

Researchers examined the daily diets of more than 16,000 people to compare the climate impact and nutritional value of what America eats in a day. They found that diets that were more climate-friendly were also healthier.

Released: 17-Jan-2019 11:50 AM EST
Board member, law alumna Phyllis Taylor donates $5 million for Presidential Chair
Tulane University

Tulane University has received a $5 million commitment for the funding of a Presidential Chair from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation. Foundation chairman and president, Phyllis M. Taylor, is a member of the Board of Tulane and a graduate of Tulane Law School.

Released: 15-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
National Geographic spotlights Tulane professor’s work
Tulane University

Article provides much more detail about the findings than had previously been revealed.

Released: 15-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
New Drug Shows Promise Against Deadly Ricin Toxin
Tulane University

A new study at the Tulane National Primate Research Center showed for the first time that an experimental drug can save nonhuman primates exposed to deadly ricin toxin, a potential bioterrorism agent.

Released: 14-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
Four Universities, One Day of Service for New Orleans
Tulane University

Students from Dillard University, Loyola University, University of New Orleans (UNO) and Tulane University will participate in the annual day of service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The students will dedicate their efforts to honor of Dr. King’s legacy by working with nonprofit groups around New Orleans.

Released: 8-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
U.S. dietary guidelines shouldn't ignore climate change
Tulane University

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior issued a policy statement calling for federal nutrition guidelines to include information about how food choices affect the planet and long-term sustainability of the food system.

Released: 17-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Two Books for Two Cities: Tulane English professors earn rare book honor
Tulane University

A pair of Tulane University English professors has earned the distinct honor of having their respective books named the official reading selections for two American cities in 2019.

Released: 27-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST
Advanced cancer patients can live longer with palliative care, Tulane study says
Tulane University

Researchers sampled more than 2,000 patients with advanced cancers to examine the impact of outpatient palliative care on patients’ survival and quality of life.

Released: 20-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
Tulane professor receives NIH supplement for Alzheimer’s research
Tulane University

There are 5.7 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to, and the dreaded disease has caused more deaths than both breast and prostate cancer combined. Finding a cure is paramount.

Released: 14-Nov-2018 12:00 AM EST
Tulane University awarded $8.5 million contract to develop next-generation whooping cough vaccine
Tulane University

The National Institutes of Health awarded Tulane University School of Medicine a contract for up to $8.5 million over five years to develop a more effective and longer-lasting vaccine against pertussis, more commonly known as “whooping cough.”

Released: 13-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
Prostates and Personalities: Tulane Study Finds Neurotic or Introverted Men More Likely to Be Distressed After Cancer Diagnosis
Tulane University

Men who are neurotic or introverted are more likely to be distressed after their prostate cancer diagnosis, according to a new study by researchers at Tulane University.

Released: 6-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
Tulane researcher studies why black women are more likely to die during or after pregnancy
Tulane University

The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world, and Louisiana consistently ranks among the top US states for rates of death among pregnant and postpartum women. Two new studies by a Tulane University epidemiologist aim to figure out why.

Released: 1-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Tulane archaeologist coauthors first details on remains of 450-year-old Spanish fort
Tulane University

Chris Rodning, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor in the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts’ Department of Anthropology, has co-authored a major paper on the archaeology of a Spanish colonial fort built in 1566 at the Berry site, a large Native American town in present-day North Carolina.

Released: 30-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT
Study Finds Neutral Fact-Checking Doesn’t Convince Voters to Abandon ‘Fake News’
Tulane University

A Tulane University study found Republicans and Democrats weren’t persuaded to abandon false beliefs about election fraud after reading fact-checking organizations. Surprisingly, both sides were most persuaded by Breitbart News.

Released: 30-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Tulane University Awarded $2.3 Million to Study Whether Clearing Blight Stems Teen Violence in New Orleans
Tulane University

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane University a $2.3 million grant to study whether maintaining vacant lots and fixing up blighted properties in high-crime areas can also reduce incidents of youth and family violence within those neighborhoods.

Released: 22-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Tulane-Aspen Institute hosts Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings author, Annette Gordon-Reed
Tulane University

Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed, an American historian and legal scholar, will be the featured speaker in the next Tulane-Aspen Institute Values in America Speaker Series event on Monday, October 29 from 1-2 p.m. in Rogers Memorial Chapel on the Tulane University campus.

Released: 16-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Prostate cancer patients target of new $1.6M Tulane study
Tulane University

A Tulane University researcher will work to develop a tool that could lower tumor recurrence in cancer patients, especially those with prostate cancer.

Released: 27-Sep-2018 3:55 PM EDT
Unprecedented Study Confirms Massive Scale of Lowland Maya Civilization
Tulane University

Tulane University researchers, documenting the discovery of dozens of ancient cities in northern Guatemala through the use of jungle-penetrating Lidar (light detection and ranging) technology, have published their results in the prestigious journal Science.

Released: 21-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Tulane Law School conference to feature top media experts
Tulane University

The conference will address such issues as rising public distrust, political attacks and changing business models.

Released: 19-Sep-2018 11:20 AM EDT
Study Shows Parents Display More Conservative Attitudes
Tulane University

In their study of 1,500 participants, Nicholas Kerry and co-author Damian R. Murray, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, conducted four online surveys that examined attitudes to political topics that typically divide liberals and conservatives, such as reproductive rights and the military.

Released: 12-Sep-2018 3:15 PM EDT
Tulane’s New Race and Inclusion Requirement Debuts This Fall
Tulane University

For the first time in 12 years, Tulane University has added new course requirements for all Newcomb-Tulane College (NTC) undergraduate students, regardless of their major. Beginning this fall, all new full-time, first-year undergraduate students and transfer students into NTC will be required to complete a course in Race and Inclusion.

Released: 12-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Tulane Archaeologist Leads Team to Major Maya Find
Tulane University

A team of archaeologists has discovered a nearly 1,500-year old carved altar in the jungles of northern Guatemala.

Released: 6-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Tulane’s Latin American Library secures William Spratling’s private papers
Tulane University

Tulane University’s Latin American Library (LAL) has acquired the personal papers of William Spratling, renowned artist, designer, author, entrepreneur and 1920s Tulane architecture professor. This collection contains original personal and business correspondence, photographs and design drawings from the peak years of Spratling’s artistic and commercial production starting in the 1920s until his death in 1967.

Released: 23-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Middle East Peace Program at Tulane Awarded Second $1 Million Grant
Tulane University

The five-week summer experience gives 15 Tulane students an immersion in the dynamics of the Arab-Israeli conflict through classroom study and travel to Israel and Jordan.

Released: 21-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Tulane Rheumatologist Named Doctor of the Year by Scleroderma Foundation
Tulane University

Dr. Lesley Ann Saketkoo, an associate professor of clinical medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine, has been named Doctor of the Year by the Scleroderma Foundation.

Released: 14-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Tulane researcher awarded $1.65M to study fundamentals behind protein build-up linked to Alzheimer’s
Tulane University

Tulane University research could shed light on the molecular details of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.


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