Former professor and department alumnus Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, PhD ’06, has been named the inaugural Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The appointment, announced by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett, will be effective January 1, 2018.
“Professor Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen is a leader in his field, with a distinguished record of engagement in public service,” said Penn President Amy Gutmann. “I am profoundly thankful for Tom and Janice Luddy and their gift to establish the Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professorship. It has allowed us to recruit an eminent faculty member in Professor Tchetgen Tchetgen to do important work across disciplines. His innovative research and teaching will tackle pressing challenges in public health and advance Penn’s commitment to put knowledge in service to the world.”