Alumni rewards SPHTM student with complimentary APHA 2011 registration

SANDY ROCK (GHSD MPH ’72)(left) has held a membership in the American Public Health Association (APHA) for 40 years! In honor of his continued membership, APHA rewarded him with complimentary registration for himself and a guest to the 2011 annual conference. Sandy, or “Doc Rock” as he is known, graciously offered his guest registration to a deserving SPHTM student. Brandon Darrington, a Global Environmental Health Sciences student (center), was the worthy recipient.

Sandy Rock, Brandon Darrington, and Dean Pierre Beukens at APHA 2011

Rock currently serves as a risk communicator for CSC Hanford Occupational Health Services, following more than 20 years of medical practice in emergency rooms, ambulatory centers, rural private practice, and community- and migrant-worker clinics on both coasts. He resides in Washington state.

Darrington hails from Austin, Tex., and earned his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in New York City. His academic focus in GEHS is on health policy, and he hopes to follow his master of public health degree with a master of health administration. His professional aspirations include running a hospital and pursuing public office in the regulatory arena.


About Tulane University SPHTM

Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is the oldest school of public health in the country and the only American school of tropical medicine. Our mission is to advance public health knowledge, promote health and well-being, and prevent disease, disability, and premature mortality. This is accomplished through academic excellence in education of public health professionals, rigorous scientific research of public health problems, creative partnerships to advance the practice of public health, and innovative service to the local, national, and international public health community.
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2 Responses to Alumni rewards SPHTM student with complimentary APHA 2011 registration

  1. We apologize for the error. The corrections have been made. The Population Dynamics and Family Health program is part of what is now the Global Health Systems and Development dept., so I updated your information to reflect this.

  2. Sandy Rock says:

    I was in the Population Dynamics and Family Health program. Not sure where the “MCC” came from, but I spent a good bit of study in MCH. And the APHA registration was “complimentary,” not “complementary.” Sigh.

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