Tulane University Receives $5.7M in Gifts and Grants

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University associated professor Yu-Ping Wang has been awarded two grants totaling nearly $3.7 million from the National Institutes of Health.

         Wang is an associate professor of biomedical engineering and biostatistics and bioinformatics.

         The university says he will use the money over the next five years to develop statistical approaches to diagnosing and preventing osteoporosis and computational tools for identifying schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.

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         The Tulane University Law School has received a $2 million gift to help create an endowed faculty chair in energy law.

         The gift came from Jim McCulloch, senior vice president and general counsel for Houston-based Forum Energy Technologies, and his wife, Susan.

         University officials say the donation kicks off a campaign to raise additional money to create an endowed Center in Energy Law at Tulane.

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