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The Fenway Institute Denounces President’s Attempts To Prohibit Transgender People From Serving In The Military

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The Fenway Institute today denounced a series of tweets by President Trump seeking to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. “Thousands of transgender people are either currently serving or have served our country bravely and honorably,” said Sean Cahill, PhD, Director of Health Policy Research at The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health. “It is unfortunate that President Trump is tweeting in a way that will reinforce prejudice and discrimination which affects the health and well-being not just of the patriotic transgender Americans who are serving our country, but all transgender people.” When strung together, the tweets read: 
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Dr. Jennifer Potter Named Professor at Harvard Medical School

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Jennifer Potter, MD, LGBT Population Health Program Director and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, has been named a Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS). An announcement from the HMS LGBTQ and Allies group cited the appointment as recognition of Dr. Potter’s “hard work in LGBT health research and education.” Dr. Jennifer Potter has been named a Professor at Harvard Medical School. “The most exciting development during my career is seeing LGBT Health become an internationally recognized and growing field. How exciting to get to be a part of that,” said Dr. Potter. Before being appointed Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, 
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International AIDS Conference 2017: We’ll see you in Paris

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How can awareness of the efficacy of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) be raised among gay men, who remain most vulnerable to HIV infection in the United States? What impact is mass incarceration in the U.S. having on the incidences of HIV? How does HIV look in the U.S. Southern and Northeast regions? Fenway-affiliated researchers and scientists have been studying these questions and four will travel to Paris for the International AIDS Conference being held July 23-26 to share what they are learning. They will be led by Kenneth H. Mayer, M.D., Medical Research Director and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, who 
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Fenway Health Receives Major HRSA Grant To Improve HIV Outcomes

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Fenway Health is pleased to announce that the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA/HAB) has awarded The Fenway Institute a groundbreaking four-year cooperative agreement ($5.325 million per year) to establish the Evidence-Informed Interventions Center for Coordinating Technical Assistance, focused on disseminating much-needed interventions for people living with HIV/AIDS. This national center is part of a new HRSA/HAB initiative entitled: “Using Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV/AIDS,” designed to identify and implement effective interventions for reducing HIV-related health disparities and improving health outcomes. Desired outcomes include increased retention in care, greater treatment adherence, and 
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Groundbreaking New Book Addresses Trauma And Healing For LGBT People

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Trauma can often have a deep impact on a person’s overall health and wellbeing. As an oppressed minority population, LGBT people disproportionately experience traumatic events such as childhood abuse, hate violence, sexual assault, and homelessness. It’s critical for healthcare providers to understand the root causes of trauma in the LGBT community, and how that trauma may manifest in self-destructive behaviors. LGBT patients especially need culturally competent care in order to avoid retraumatization. A newly released book aims to educate healthcare professionals about the effects of trauma on the health of LGBT patients and explain how to use clinical encounters to 
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