Wednesday, March 3, 2010

National Academies' Institute of Medicine Appoints First-Ever Committee on LGBT Issues

Press Release from the Fenway Institute


Judith B. Bradford, PhD, and Harvey J. Makadon, MD, of The Fenway Institute have been appointed to the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of The National Academies, advisors to the nation on science, engineering and medicine. At the end of the Clinton administration, the IOM conducted a workshop study on lesbian health that was critical in developing this area of science. This more extensive study of the broader LGBT population will be used by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for planning purposes and it's likely that other federal agencies and the United States Congress will take notice of its findings.

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[Chicago's Dr. Robert Garafolo of the Howard Brown Health Center is also part of this committee. Learn more about this work here.)

Full cmte roster:

Bobbie Berkowitz
Robert Blum
Walter Bockting
Judith Bradford
Brian de Vries
Robert Garofalo
Greg Herek
Elizabeth Howell
Daniel Kasprzyk
Harvey Makadon
Charlotte Patterson
Caitlin Ryan
Mark Schuster
Lowell Taylor
Ruth Zambrana

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