Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Moving Beyond Katrina: "We hope that the lessons learned will never be revisited".

The August 2008 issue of The American Journal of the Medical Sciences (Available to Tulane Users in OVID Journals) is a symposium that concerns the lessons learned by health educators and students in the years following the Katrina disaster. Many of the contributing authors have a Tulane affiliation. There was an earlier Katrina symposium published in the same journal in November of 2006, which explored the immediate consequences of Hurricane Katrina on the health science educational systems.

Ploth, David W. MD, [Editor's Corner], page 91.
"As the lay press has portrayed, the recovery in the New Orleans area has taken longer than expected. Based on the slow improvement of social and economic conditions, it is relevant to ask the question, “What has happened to medical education post-Katrina?” We have enlisted Dr. Marie “TonetteKrousel-Wood to serve as Coordinating Editor to address this important question through a series of articles. Dr. Wood serves as Director, Center for Health Research at Ochsner Clinic Foundation, and has expertly identified topics, negotiated authorship, and guided the production of this symposium. Her choices for local leadership and assistance were equally expert with the selection of Dr. Charles Sanders, Chair, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Kent Kirchner, Chief of Staff from the VA Medical Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Errol Crook, Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Alabama, and Dr. Mark Kahn, Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, Tulane University."

The American Journal of the Medical Sciences Volume 336(2), August 2008 © Copyright 2008 Southern Society for Clinical Investigation