Slavica Jandrić, PhD, retired professor at the University of Banja Luka and corresponding member of the Department of Medical Sciences of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republic of Srpska, passed away on 27 April 2021 at the age of 68.
She was born on 2 July 1952 in Mrkonjić Grad, and she finished secondary school in 1970 in Banja Luka. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Belgrade in 1976 and in the same year got a job at the Health Centre in Banja Luka, as a general practitioner and head of the micro district station (the area between Banja Luka and Prijedor).
Since 1980, she has worked at the Institute for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation "Dr Miroslav Zotović" in Banja Luka, where she was the Head of the Cabinet for Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Rheumatology. She was also the Head of the Department for Children and Youth, and for a while also the deputy director.
She passed the specialist exam in physical medicine and rehabilitation in 1983 in Belgrade.
She completed postgraduate studies in rheumatology in Zagreb and passed the final exam in 1990, and defended her master's thesis entitled "Effects of actively programmed kinesitherapy on hip muscles in coxarthrosis" in 1996 at the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade. She defended her doctoral thesis "The effect of a kinesitherapy program on the muscles of the hip joint in conservatively and surgically treated coxarthrosis" in 1999 at the Medical Faculty of the University of Novi Sad. In the same year, she was awarded the title of primarius.
She was an assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Banja Luka since 1987, senior assistant since 1991, assistant professor since 1999, associate professor since 2004, and was elected full professor in 2010 at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport.
She was awarded the Plaque of the Faculty of Medicine of Belgrade, the Acknowledgment of the Serbian Medical Society (2007) and the Charter for Scientific Research of the Chamber of Doctors of Medicine of the Republic of Srpska.
She is the author of several monographs and textbooks. She published more than 200 scientific papers in the USA, Great Britain, Italy, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. She presented her papers at numerous congresses in the former Yugoslavia, USA, Brazil, Greece, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Austria, France, Portugal, Italy, Spain.
On 4 December 2015, she was elected a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republic of Srpska.