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Tulane University's Contributions to Health Sciences research and education: A Guide: Dr. James Banta

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

James E. Banta M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. James Banta, no.1623

"Good health for all people that's what public health is all about" says Dr. James E. Banta, dean of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Medicine.  ... New Orleans Clarion Herald (Health Careers Supplement), January  28, 1982.

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Dean, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1975 - 1987
Acting Chairman, Department of Health Measurement Sciences, 1977 - 1981

Dr. Banta was first to cultivate dengue virus in tissue culture and to demonstrate cytopathogenic effect.

  • Banta, James E.  Cultivation of dengue, western equine encephalomyelitis, Japanese encephalitis and West Nile viruses in selected mammalian cell cultures.  American Journal of Hygiene. 1958 May;67(3):286-99. (PMID: 13533403)

Public Health Education & Global Health

  • Banta, James E.  Academic education for public health: The Tulane example. Journal of Community Health. 1987  Fall;12(2-3):71-72. 
  • Banta, James E.  From international health to global health: commentary. Journal of Community Health.  2001 Apr;26(2):73-6; discussion 77.

Dr. Banta Appointed TU Dean.  The Times-Picayune (06-15-1975): 21. Available online:  NewsBank/Readex, America's Historical Newspapers, SQN: 12E35A6467809944


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