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Tulane student works with Spanish-speaking health support group

Core Research

Published: September 24, 2016

Forming close ties to the Spanish-speaking clinic patients she served, Tulane graduate student Erica Makar had the opportunity to apply her public health coursework and gained experience in leading support group sessions on key nutritional practices. The ultimate goal of the program she worked with was to reduce rates of obesity and diabetes. Makar was "able to cross the cultural boundaries and understand the differences in the Latin community," said her supervisor Fernando Sosa, a…

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Staff Spotlight

Education & Engagement

Published: June 28, 2016

Maya Begalieva, MD, PhD, MPH, is an affiliated faculty with the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. In the past, she has worked as a physician specializing in cancer diagnostics; implemented health programs and relief operations with the International Federation of Red Cross; worked for the United Nations Development…

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New training developed for Cooking Matters volunteer nutrition educators

Core Research Education & Engagement

Published: December 21, 2015

Classes that provide hands-on cooking skills and education about healthy eating on a budget to low-income families in the New Orleans area are moving to the next level, thanks to help from a Tulane public health graduate student. Graduate student Kara Lubeck not only coordinated and led many Cooking Matters classes as an intern with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, she also developed a new volunteer training program for…

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Community health hub supported by Tulane practicum intern

Core Research Food Environment Research Education & Engagement

Published: October 28, 2015

By interning with an innovative collaboration at the ReFresh Project in New Orleans, one Tulane graduate student is learning more than he expected about how to bring together different interests and plan health programs for the community. Since this summer, Connor Cushman, a second year graduate student at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has worked to develop programming and evaluation plans for the ReFresh Project, a community health hub. ReFresh uses…

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Lafitte Greenway benefits from Tulane PRC practicum student

Core Research Education & Engagement

Published: August 24, 2015

Helping residents identify ways to increase availability of local foods and community gardens on the Lafitte Greenway, Kelly Bond, a recent master's level graduate from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, supported the nonprofit Friends of Lafitte Greenway (formerly Friends of Lafitte Corridor or FOLC) for her practicum this summer. Recently, Friends of Lafitte Greenway has been focusing on the 2.6-mile greenway's grand opening, as well as building programming and promoting…

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Fighting hunger and providing nutrition education

Core Research Education & Engagement

Published: December 12, 2014

In addition to providing food and programs to more than 400 partners across 23 parishes in Louisiana, Second Harvest Food Bank launched a new project this summer aimed at weaving nutrition education into anti-hunger work, thanks to the help of a Tulane public health graduate student. Jordan Berner, a second year graduate student in nutrition at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, worked with food bank staff to develop tools needed to…

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Get real-life experience with a Health Promotion Practicum

Core Research

Published: October 06, 2014

The Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Tulane University is offering six competitive practicum internships that provide students with real-life experience in the field of health promotion working with selected partners of the PRC. The Fall 2014/Spring 2015 practicum program is limited to Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine students. The practicum hosts are The Cookbook Project, Edible Schoolyard New Orleans, Grow Dat Youth Farm, New Orleans Police Department Victim /Witness Assistance Unit,…

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Youth-empowerment group focuses on evaluation with Tulane grad student's help

Core Research Physical Activity Research Education & Engagement

Published: September 30, 2013

As an up and coming youth-running group, Youth Run NOLA knew it needed to show more evidence of its impact in the lives of the 11- to 18-year-olds it serves. So this summer, Tulane public health student Madeline Baars helped the organization revamp its methods for evaluating the program, which uses running as a tool to empower youth, improve their health and provide positive, structured after-school engagement. Youth Run NOLA hired Baars for the internship…

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National hunger study gets local assistance from Tulane grad student

Core Research Food Environment Research Education & Engagement

Published: September 30, 2013

by Naomi King Englar Visiting food banks across South Louisiana this summer, Tulane public health graduate student Kaity Storck said she gained valuable insights while helping coordinate and evaluate a national hunger study. Conducted once every four years, the Hunger in America Study collects comprehensive data on the demographic makeup and socio-economic situation of individuals and families that access the emergency food system. Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana uses the report to…

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Tulane student supports grassroots food access effort

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: March 31, 2013

by Naomi Englar March 2013 Years without a full-service grocery store in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward have driven a dedicated coalition of residents to create a plan to address the lack of quality affordable food. Now, as the Lower Ninth Ward Food Access Coalition puts its plan into action, one public health student is helping as part of the Tulane Prevention Research Center's (PRC) practicum internship program. Mark Knapp, a graduate student at the…

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Tracking a new system of care for children

Special Interest Projects (SIPs) Education & Engagement

Published: March 31, 2013

by Naomi Englar March 2013 One year after Louisiana changed the way it supports children with mental health issues, a statewide advocacy group is collecting information to monitor the system with the help of a Tulane public health graduate student. Known as the Coordinated System of Care (CSOC), this new system provides team-based support and gives five specific services to families, such as parent training and support, crisis management and peer-to-peer mentoring, in an effort…

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Practicum Opportunity with Dr. Karen DeSalvo

Core Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: February 13, 2011

Are you ready to help launch "Let's Move" City Hall? The Tulane Prevention Research Center and the New Orleans Health Department announce a special spring 2011 health promotion practicum opportunity New Orleans Health Commissioner, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, requests a spring 2011 practicum student to coordinate a program to increase stair usage among City Hall employees. This initiative is part of New Orleans commitment to the "Let's Move" City Hall Campaign. Current challenges to stair usage…

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Now serving justice: A new workforce development program aims to help at-risk youth

Core Research Education & Engagement

Published: September 01, 2009

Now serving justice: A new workforce development program aims to help at-risk youth Fitting New Orleans – Issue 4 September 1, 2009 Like most classic New Orleans eateries, at Liberty's Kitchen you'll find traditional red beans and rice on Mondays along with a variety of other local favorites. What's special about this new eatery goes beyond enticing taste buds; it's the second chance being given to at-risk New Orleans youth that makes its flavor so…

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