Penny Jessop recognized at 2011 APHA

At APHA, PENNY JESSOP (MPH ’77) was honored by the alumni association for “her many years of service commitment above and beyond the duties of an alumna to the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the international public health community.”

Penny earned her MPH at Tulane after Peace Corps service in Niger and work in Puerto Rico. Known to alumni from around the world, Penny has remained at Tulane, teaching classes, guiding students, and shepherding Humphrey Fellows, among her major impacts. She plans to retire at the end of the school year in 2012.

In Honor of Penny Jessop

At the end of the spring semester, Clinical Assistant Professor Penny Jessop will retire and will be leaving a remarkable legacy – more than 33 years of teaching, advising, supporting and mentoring countless students.

To honor Penny’s legacy, Tulane has established the Penny Jessop Travel Fund at SPHTM to assist graduate level students with international travel expenses for academic purposes including, but not limited to, travel for practica, research, summer programs, etc. Penny has been closely involved in the concept and description of the fund and feels this would be an appropriate and lasting representation of her life and work.

Please visit to learn
details about the fund, how it will work, and ways you can participate.




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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