Mary Dekker Nettleman to Lead University of South Dakota Medical School

Mary Dekker Nettleman has been named dean of the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. She will also hold the title of vice president for health affairs. Since 2003, Dr. Nettleman has been the chair of the department of medicine at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. Prior to that, she taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She is currently conducting research on women’s health issues under a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Nettleman is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University Medical School and completed her residency and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Indiana University. She also holds a master’s degree in preventive medicine/epidemiology from the the University of Iowa.

Her appointment is effective on April 2, 2012.

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