Mary Nettleman Honored for Her Work to Advance Women in Academic Medicine

Mary Nettleman, dean of the University of South Dakota’s Sanford School of Medicine and vice-president of the university’s Division of Health Affairs, has been named the 2019-2020 recipient of the Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell Award for Outstanding Contributions to Advancing the Careers of Women in Medicine. This prestigious national award is presented by the American College of Physicians.

Prior to her duties as dean of the University of South Dakota’s medical school that began in 2012, Dr. Nettleman was a professor of medicine and chair of the department of medicine at Michigan State University. There, and at other institutions including the University of Iowa and Indiana University, she distinguished herself in the field of health services research, particularly regarding diseases and conditions related to women.

Dr. Nettleman is a graduate of Ohio University. She earned her medical degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and holds a master’s degree in preventive medicine/epidemiology from the University of Iowa

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