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Tulane Office of Global Health

The mission of the Tulane Office of Global Health (OGH) is to foster interdisciplinary, collaborative research opportunities for faculty across Tulane University, and to promote global health research training opportunities for Tulane students.

The Tulane Office of Global Health is a university-wide center, with representation from across Tulane University, including all of the schools and colleges: Newcomb-Tulane College, the School of Architecture, the A.B. Freeman School of Business, the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Medicine, the School of Professional Advancement, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the School of Science and Engineering, and the School of Social Work.

Additionally, the Office of Global Health has collaborative relationships with international organizations from a variety of countries, including Argentina, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Honduras, Peru, and Zambia.

Fogarty SPIF

The FGHF program is an 12-month mentored research training program for pre- and post-doctoral candidates and is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center, as well as several individual NIH institutes, including the National Cancer Institute and the Office of Research for Women's Health.

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Marks and Dra Santana

The new Tulane Program to Advance Representation in Minority Health Research (Tulane ARMHR) builds on the foundation of the past 14 years of funding through the Tulane-Xavier MHIRT Program to provide mentored research training experiences to graduate students from groups that are underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, and social science research, including minority groups based on race/ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, and socio-economic disparities.

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The Resident Initiative in Global Health at Tulane (RIGHT) program will provide skills and training to residents interested in a career path in global health.

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Oberhelman named associate dean for global health and will hold chair in honor of past president

Dr. Richard Oberhelman, a long-time professor at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has been named associate dean for global health by Dean Thomas LaVeist.

“Richard has been working in the global sphere for the entirety of his career,” said LaVeist. “He’s shepherded our students into global roles and truly understands the public health landscape on a global scale. Our work at this school has always been global and Richard will help to harness that work in a way that will create new opportunities and expand existing relationships.”

Oberhelman will also become the Margaret W. and Eamon M. Kelly Distinguished Chair in International Development. Dr. Eamon Kelly was president of Tulane University from 1981 to 1998, the founder of Tulane’s Payson Center in International Development, and a professor at the school from 2015 until his passing in 2017. He was noted for many accomplishments over his long career, but the central passion of his academic work was in helping improve living conditions in African countries. Keep reading >>