Local Medical Official is Picked for Orleans Post
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THE, SHREVEPORT TIMES Saturday, Jan. 6, 1973 11- A Local Medical Official Is Picked for Orleans Post By Margaret Martin Times Medical Writer Dr. Arthur T. Fort, an official at Louisiana State University Medical School at Sbreveport, has been named president of the New Orleans-based Family Health Foundation and director of the Louisiana Family Plan-ning Program. He will also serve as profes-sor of maternal and child health and family planning at Tulane University School of Medicine. Effective Feb. 15 Fort has resigned his post as professor and head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Confederate Memorial Medical Center. In his new positon, Port replaces Dr. Joseph D- Beasley, who will assume the post of c h a i r m an of the board of directors and chief executive officer of the Family Health Foundation. Dr. Abe Mickal, professor and chairman of the Department of Dr. Arthur T. Fort Obstetrics and Gynecology at the LSU Medical School in New Orleans, will become vice presi-dent of the foundation's board of directors. Since coming to Shreveport in 1970, Fort has built the depart-ment into one of the strongest at both the medical school and at Confederate. Fort told The Times he had to choose between teaching and working with the Family Plan-ning Program. He described the program as his first love. Fort was responsible for bringing the first volunteers to Confederate, putting them to work in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic last summer. Before serving at the Medical School and at Confederate, he was assistant professor of obste-trics and gynecology and vice president of the faculty of the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis. The Family Health Founda-tion is a health services and research developmental group that works on unmet population control problems and health needs in the United States and overseas, particularly in under-developed areas. It also administers the Loui-siana Family Planning Pro-gram, which has 148 clinics and is considered the most success-ful project of its kind in the world. In addition, the founda-tion administers the Model Cities Health Clinic and the Teen-age Service in New Or-leans and the Maternal and Child Health programs in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
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Fort, Arthur T.
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