Dr. Beaver enjoyed international recognition for his work in parasitology and tropical medicine.
Remembered as generous with his students, Dr. Beaver refused to allow his name to be included on
publications based on a student's research. Had he done so, it has been said, his 150+ publication number
would have doubled.
Dr. Beaver was also noted for his work on the diagnosis of parasites in tissues, the biology and control
of infections with intestinal helminthes, among many, many other subjects. He served on many national and
international panels and committees, including the Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical Medicine, while also
serving as editor of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene for 20 years.
Upon his retirement from Tulane, the Paul C. Beaver Fellowship was created to support graduate student education.