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Tulane University's Contributions to Health Sciences research and education: A Guide: Dr. Nicholas R. DiLuzio

Distinguished Tulane Medical and Public Health Faculty and Tulane Health Sciences Alumni. Selected highlights on their contributions to medical science.

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Dr. Nicholas R. DiLuzio, no. 1557b

Dr. Nicholas R. DiLuzio

Matas Photo Collection, no. 1557b

Biography

Chairman, Department of Physiology, 1968

Dr. DiLuzio was the first to use glucan, a yeast derivative, to stimulate macrophages to mobilize and destroy certain tumors and fight off infections.

Dr. DiLuzio founded Tulane Medical School's Black Summer Research Fellowship Program. He also led the New Orleans Physiology Consortium, designed to enhance the teaching of physiology to minority students.

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