|Dr. Jeanette E. South-Paul|
As the first woman and the first African-American to serve as permanent chair of a department at the Pitt School of Medicine, and one of a small number of African-American chairs in medical schools nationwide, Dr. South-Paul is widely recognized for her research on the biological, social and behavioral factors associated with women’s health.
Her research topics include premenstrual syndrome; treatment strategies for osteoporosis; exercise and aerobic capacity during pregnancy; infant nutrition; and exercise-dependent physiologic function in obesity.
She was recently honored in a special National Library of Medicine traveling exhibition, “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians.”
An active duty colonel in the U.S Army, Dr. South-Paul came to the University of Pittsburgh from the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Md. where she served as chair of the department of family medicine, vice president of minority affairs and president of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. South-Paul is a former chair of the minority affairs section of the Association of American Medical Colleges. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and a fellow of the American Academy of Physicians.
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