Dr. Grace A. Goldsmith
Dean, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1967-1973
Chairman, Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1967 - 1974
Chairman, Department of Nutrition (SPHTM), 1967 - 1969
Dr. Goldsmith was internationally recognized as a clinical nutritionist and authority on dietary diseases. Her work established niacin deficiency as the cause of pellagra and also established the metabolism and minimum requirements for tryptophan and niacin.
In addition, Dr. Goldsmith was:
In 1967 the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine was established as a separate academic unit within Tulane University. Grace A. Goldsmith became first dean of the new school.