The Piper Global Health Fund is named in honor of Dauphinot Derek Piper, a 1999 graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a 1991 Tulane University graduate. While at Tulane School of Medicine, Derek discovered his passion for international medical relief work. His experience at Tulane created a lifetime of selfless devotion to caring for those in need throughout the world. When Derek tragically passed away in 2006, his family and friends created the Piper Global Health Fund to give future generations of Tulane residents the opportunity to explore their own passion for global health.
The Piper Global Health Fund provides support for the Resident Initiative in Global Health at Tulane (RIGHT) program. The RIGHT program provides skills and training to residents interested in a career path in global health. By offering opportunities for residents to expand their medical knowledge and experience internationally, the program aims to add to the community of ethically-guided advocates for evidence-based holistic approaches to equitable care, locally and abroad.
Your gift to the Piper Global Health Fund provides travel, international lodging and local institution support for residents participating in the RIGHT program.