• 27 May 2020 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    Dr. Thomas LaVeist, dean of Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has launched a pioneering initiative to combat the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the African-American community in New Orleans. The Skin You're In is a documentary, book and social media campaign organized by the Tulane School of Public Health and the LA COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Read more

  • 28 Apr 2020 12:30 PM | Anonymous

    In April of 2020 Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science was notified that the University is a recipient of a 2021 Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Award in the category of “Institutional Excellence.” The purpose of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards is to recognize outstanding leadership in promoting social mission in health professions education. Read more about this honor. 

  • 28 Apr 2020 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    In April 2020, HSHPS's Institutional Representative from the University of Utah School of Medicine, José E. Rodríguez, MD, FAAFP, has been appointed Associate Vice President (AVP) for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) at University of Utah Health. Read more about this appointment. Congratulations Dr. Rodríguez!

  • 24 Apr 2020 4:09 PM | Anonymous

    We hope that all of you have remained healthy and of good spirits during the ever evolving Coronavirus situation. As mentioned earlier this month, we are launching an HSHPS Shout Out Video Channel to share our immense thanks to all the health care and public health professionals who are serving on the front lines during this Global Pandemic. We want you to share your positive and personal message of hope, kudos, strength, praise or affirmation to your colleagues - our heros. Watch our first video message below from our esteemed HSHPS President Dr. Norma Pérez and learn how you can contribute your own positive message below.  

    Now we want a message from YOU!  Record a Shout Out Video that is 3 minutes or less with a positive or thankful message you want to share and upload the video here.

    We suggest the following tips when recording:
    • Use a tripod to hold phone steady or prop phone on a surface area. If you are stuck shooting handheld, to stabilize your phone:
      • Keep the phone close to your body
      • Rest your elbows on a nearby object
    • Use the landscape mode (so phone is positioned horizontal vs. vertical)
    • Clean your camera lenses
    • Don’t use the zoom feature – just bring the phone closer to you until you find the perfect distance (this also helps with getting the microphone close to you)
    • Shoot the video in an area with lots of light
    • Be conscientious of background noise – dogs, wind (if outside), TV, computer chiming, etc.

    We look forward to sharing your messages of hope and kudos. For technical questions or concerns, please contact 

  • 07 Apr 2020 1:30 PM | Anonymous

    Several departments at Tulane University are actively responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, including the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM).  One resource SPHTM has created is the Tulane Outbreak Daily featuring daily headlines, surveillance news, international updates, travel updates, and publications.

    SPHTM also has a YouTube channel with additional COVID-19 information.

    Read more about Tulanians in the news responding to COVID-19 here.

  • 07 Apr 2020 11:46 AM | Anonymous

    University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine faculty and physicians are joining in the fight against Coronavirus along with colleagues around the country. 

    One Miller School physician treats a COVID-19 patient with nitric oxide therapy. You can read more about that treatment here.

    Researchers from the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have been enlisted to collaborate with Miami Dade-County leaders to provide important COVID-19 answers. You can read more about this collaboration here.

  • 07 Apr 2020 9:40 AM | Anonymous

    University of Arizona's Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) has been working together with multiple community groups to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Arizona.  Faculty and students have been collaborating on programs such as creating a training video for firefighters and EMS responders about best protocols to avoid infection, training students to support regional health departments by answering phones for a Coronavirus information hotline, and developing materials to guide parents and teachers on how to talk to kids about COVID-19. 

    MEZCOPH is leading the COVID-19 response in Spanish-speaking communities by deploying a phone calling campaign to provide information and guidance about the COVID-19 outbreak.   More information on all the College's community involvements with regards to COVID-19 can be found here.

  • 07 Apr 2020 9:18 AM | Anonymous

    University of Arizona's College of Medicine has given the option to the Class of 2020 graduates to apply for early graduation so that they can start assisting with the response to COVID-19. You can read more on this story here.

    The Andrew Weil Center to Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine have published an academic report titled Integrative considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view the report here

    Multiple faculty members from the AWCIM, including founder and director Andrew Weil, MD, will also be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 about An Integrative Approach to COVID-19.  You can access this webinar, in addition to past COVID-19 webinars from the University of Arizona, on the university's COVID-19 resource page.

  • 06 Apr 2020 1:59 PM | Anonymous

    Chat Health Launches Platform to Provide Personalized

    COVID-19 Information

    (originally posted on UMD SPH news page)

    March 31, 2020

    Want to know if the symptoms you are having are allergies or a mild case of COVID-19? Ask Chat Health.

    Beginning this week, a new web platform developed by UMD public health students will provide quick and curated access to information about COVID-19. Chat Health uses new technologies to provide accurate information and resources for users to stay healthy during this pandemic. The site will link users to Twitter news feeds, question and answer pages, resource documents and two AI Chatbots which will automatically answer questions relating to diagnosis, testing, prevention and resources to students affected by COVID-19. Users can either find answers via an options-based chatbot or text COVID-19 questions over SMS, where each question will be reviewed and answered by a student volunteer on a secure Chat Health portal. 

    Chat Health is a not-for-profit organization started by UMD students in 2019  with the goal of improving the accessibility and uptake of preventative health resources for students via new technologies. Led by biological sciences and health sciences, policy and technology major Veeraj Shah and computer science major Neil Johnson, their ChatHealth concept won one of the prizes in the Gold Public Health Innovation Award competition in 2019. They are now joined by Jesse Anderson, an information science and neuroscience major, who is working on the telegram bot for the COVID-19 platform. Neil Sehgal, assistant professor of health policy and management and a leader in digital health technology, is the faculty mentor for the Chat Health Team. 

    Shah is recruiting public health students who are willing to commit 2 hours/week to volunteer to staff the secure portal and validate questions about COVID-19 asked by users. 

    Volunteers will:

    • Utilize CDC and WHO resources to provide targeted responses to user questions

    • Work to conduct quality improvement on our web-platform working with the Chat Health development team

    • Work in selected hour-long shifts throughout the week (preferable 2 shifts/week or more)

    Contact Veeraj Shah at for more information or volunteer. You can visit the Chat Health website here.

  • 06 Apr 2020 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Health has developed a resourceful website with multiple avenues of information sharing about COVID-19.  One resource they have developed is a library of videos based on work and practices at UTMB Health.  UTMB President ad interim Dr. Ben Raimer is joined by a myriad of professionals and experts to discuss relevant topics such as hand washing and the immune system response to Coronavirus. 

    Access to these videos can be found here.

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