- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Researchers with Tulane University will study the long-term impact of Hurricane Katrina under a $6.7 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health.

The New Orleans Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1Muvur2) a multiple-university network of researchers will study the lasting health, demographic and socioeconomic impacts of the storm on New Orleans and the broader region.

Mark VanLandingham, principal investigator for the study, and Thomas C. Keller, a professor of global community health and behavioral sciences at Tulane, said the team will gauge whether trauma or resiliency exhibited in the storm’s aftermath still persists.

By studying how different populations have reacted, researchers hope to create a portrait showing where various Katrina survivors stand now.

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Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, http://www.neworleansadvocate.com

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