Tulane University Translational Science Institute (TUTSI)

Highlighted Publications

In a recent study published in Circulation that included 408,802 participants who were followed for a median of 10.1 years , Lu Qi and colleagues report that a healthy sleep pattern (defined as being a “morning person”; sleeping 7-8 hours per day; and never/rarely experiencing insomnia, snoring, or excessive daytime sleepiness) is significantly associated with a lower risk of heart failure, regardless of conventional risk favors.

In a review of CVD prevention and implications of COVID‐19 in New Orleans, TUTSI investigators discuss potential pandemic‐driven changes in access to health care, preventive pharmaco-therapy, and lifestyle behaviors, as well as highlight proposed recommendations for how CVD prevention efforts can be improved in the midst of the current COVID‐19 pandemic and future public health crises.

Jiang He and Katherine Mills were co-authors of a recent paper reporting that greater adherence to several healthy dietary patterns (Healthy Eating Index-2015, Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010, alternate Mediterranean diet, and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is associated with lower risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression and/or all-cause mortality among people with CKD.

The Tulane University Translational Science Institute (TUTSI) is a university-wide research center that aims to promote and increase high-impact clinical, translational, and implementation research at Tulane University and Louisiana. TUTSI develops and nurtures successful competitive independent investigators engaged in clinical, translational, and implementation research; motivates and facilitates multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration among basic, clinical, and population scientists; and builds and expands the clinical and community-based research infrastructure at Tulane University and in Louisiana.