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SPHTM Student Commencement Speaker…Could It Be YOU???!!!

Each year, two outstanding student speakers (one graduate student and one BSPH undergraduate student) are selected to best represent the experiences of public health students at the SPHTM Diploma Ceremony.  This year, the Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 18th at 3:30 pm at the Mahalia Jackson Theater .

Being selected as a student commencement speaker is a great honor and it is an opportunity to share your Tulane experience with fellow students, their families, faculty, and administrators.

We are currently soliciting applications for our Student Commencement Speakers.  If you are interested in being considered for this honor, please:

  1. Complete the Student Bio Sheet.
  1. Submit a current resume.
  1. Either submit a video of your speech (you can use an iPhone or other equipment…or I can help you locate a School camera that you can borrow) OR you can participate in a “live” review of your speech (which will be scheduled during the week of April 1st – 5th).

If you are interested in being our speaker, contact Thomas Stranova at,  no later than NOON on Friday, March 29th to schedule a time for you to present/review your speech.

The selected commencement speakers will be notified by Wednesday, April 10th.  Four (4) seats will be reserved for the speakers’ family members in the reserved seating section at the ceremony.


Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society Research Poster Competition

The Eta Chapter of the Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society invite you to submit proposals for our annual Research Poster Competition. The poster session will be held Friday April 5, 2019, also commemorating National Public Health Week. In addition to this being an excellent opportunity to present your work, the two poster competition finalists will be encouraged to submit their abstracts for consideration in the national Delta Omega Student Poster Session at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in November 2019 and will receive a cash prize.

The poster competition is open to all students pursuing a graduate or undergraduate public health degree, including joint degree students. The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Those selected will be notified within one week. Please prepare your abstract using the Delta Omega Poster Abstract Requirements.

Note: If you are participating in the Health Sciences Research Days (March 18-19, 2019), you can also submit the same work for the Delta Omega Poster contest.


UPHS Office Hours

Lobby Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 8:30 pm; Fridays 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Make a BSPH advising appointment here.

Want to chat more with a professional in the public health discipline you’re curious about? Talk to one of the faculty during their office hours about their experiences and advice.


Graduation Award Nominations

The Outstanding Undergraduate Public Health Student Leadership Award

This award honors a student who has shown outstanding capability to lead, demonstrating excellent initiative and motivating other students to get involved and mobilized to action. Leadership is exemplified by a person who has the vision to see what is needed to move forward and then is able to engage others to achieve a common goal. The nomination must include the student’s resume and a statement supporting the nomination.

 The Outstanding Undergraduate Public Health Student Service and Volunteerism Award

This award is given to an individual who has performed exceptional service within Tulane University or in the community. This award recognizes a student who has put others before her/himself, and whose work has made an impact on the Tulane, New Orleans and/or the greater community. The nomination must include the student’s resume and a statement supporting the nomination.

The nominations will be reviewed by a faculty committee appointed by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Public Health Studies.  Nominations must be submitted to Syretta Atkins ( by Friday, March 1st.

Tulane SPHTM Alumni Association (2018-19_SPHTMAA Student Recognition Award Nomination Form)

This award honors a student who has demonstrated outstanding scholastic accomplishment and shows promise of distinctive achievement and leadership as an alumnus/a. The student has an outstanding academic record, demonstrated exemplary school service and has clear public health goals. The nomination must include the SPHTMAA nomination form, student’s resume and a statement supporting the nomination. Students can submit a nomination but need a faculty/staff member to complete the form. Submit Alumni nominations for Lacey Allen ( by Friday, March 15th.