July 7, 2020

One of the biggest challenges for persons struggling with substance abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic surrounds the reality that many treatment programs in the New Orleans area are not accepting new patients. It’s a problem that Mia Kacmarcik-Sanders, LCSW, substance abuse specialist manager at DePaul Community Health Centers (DCHC), deals with daily.

July 7, 2020

Tulane University, nationally renowned for the care it provides to retired professional athletes through partnerships with the NFL Player Care Foundation and The Trust (Powered by the NFLPA), has received a $12.5 million gift from The Avalon Fund for the creation of the Tulane University Center for Brain Health. The center will specialize in the treatment of traumatic brain injury and po

July 7, 2020

Tulane University has received an anonymous $1 million gift to establish a fund for Emerging Research in Infectious Disease.

The fund will be used to support Tulane’s research in infectious disease, providing an immediate impact in the race for treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19. It will address all aspects of the crisis, from detection to treatment to prevention by supporting Tulane’s promising research and clinical enterprise.

July 7, 2020

Ochsner Health announced key findings from a COVID-19 seroprevalence study, conducted in Jefferson and Orleans Parishes in mid-May. The study, which tested more than 2,500 Jefferson and Orleans Parish residents for COVID-19 and antibodies, provides valuable insights about the true spread of the virus in our community.

Key Findings:

-7.8% of Jefferson and Orleans Parish residents have been exposed to COVID-19.

-Based on a 7.8% prevalence rate, it is presumed that more than 64,000 Jefferson and Orleans Parish residents have been infected.

July 7, 2020

The 51st graduating class of the North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology recently held a  commencement program, which was socially distanced due to COVID-19.