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Family Medicine, Across Continents

Written by Cara J. Hayden

robert-hill-group-shotMembers of a Zambian research team joined colleagues in the School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine for a 2009 dinner held in the home of Robert Hill, Pitt vice chancellor for public affairs. The Zambian researchers were invited to Pittsburgh through a University Center for International Studies and Center for Global Health grant that supported a Maternal Health Disparities Conference and seminars for undergraduates, law students, and faculty. Clinicians and scientists from the University of Zambia and Pitt have formed a collaborative to address the continuum and quality of care for maternal and child health in Zambia as well as Western Pennsylvania. Pitt’s efforts are led by Jeannette South-Paul, the Andrew W. Mathieson Professor and Chair in the School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine. Pictured, from left: South-Paul with her husband, Michael Paul; Zambian researchers Obed Lungu, Getrude Tshuma, Fastone Goma, Beatrice Zulu, and Dhally Menda; and Pitt’s Robert Hill.