Alumni News

Photo of Layla Babahaji wearing green shirt, hands on hip, outdoors

You can always count on SPHTM alumni to be active, involved, and taking the lead.

Public health graduate channels passions for language and health equity

Layla Babahaji is no stranger to public service — she received the Trailblazer Award, the Leader in Service Award and the Gifford Darling Reiss Newcomb Award for her commitment to others last year at the time of her graduation from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. This year she will earn a master’s degree from the School of Public Health as well. Keep reading >>

Three SPHTM Alumni honored at annual Tulane Alumni Awards

Joe Kanter, Hanan al-Ahmadi, and Neil Metzler headshots, three SPHTM alumni
SPHTM alumni honored at Tulane
Alumni Awards Gala

A record three alumni from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine were honored at the annual Tulane Alumni Awards Gala, to be held on April 9 at the World War II Museum. Dr. Joseph Kanter (MD/MPH ’10) will be honored with the Lisa Jackson Professional Achievement Award. The International Award for Exceptional Achievement will be awarded to Hanan al-Ahmadi (MHA ’89), a Saudi academic who has been a member of the Shura Council (Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia) since 2013 and who has served as assistant speaker since October 2020 in the Shura Council. The third recipient is Neil Meltzer (MHA ’81), president and CEO of LifeBridge Health, will receive the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Award. Keep reading >>

Alumna Debra Houry announced as SPHTM graduation speaker

Debra Houry, smiling, standing in front of sunlit interior stair well
Dr. Debra Houry (MD/MPH ’98)

Dr. Debra Houry (MD/MPH ’98) will serve as the 2022 graduation speaker for the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. The school’s graduation exercises will take place at three o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. Keep reading>>

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