The Fenway Institute Leads Innovative Transgender Health Research

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Despite growing societal awareness and acceptance, transgender people still face significant barriers to health and wellness. Researchers from The Fenway Institute have published a Lancet series of papers on transgender health needs in an effort to both expose and address these inequities. Lead by Dr. Sari L. Reisner, Affiliated Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute, the findings shine a much needed spotlight on the unique health needs and disparities of the transgender population. “The Lancet transgender health series highlights the vital importance of linking health and human rights to improve transgender population health globally,” said Reisner. “To my knowledge, it 
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Study Explores New HIV Linkage to Care Model

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MSM continue to be the group most heavily affected by HIV in the US; while they represent only two percent of the U.S. population, MSM account for nearly 67% of newly diagnosed HIV infections. That burden is even heavier for gay and bisexual African American men. The CDC reports that from 2005 to 2014, the number of new HIV diagnoses among young African American gay and bisexual men increased 87%. These troubling numbers highlight the need for a variety linkage to care models to ensure that these men regularly take 
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New Report Addresses Health Disparities Faced By LGBTQ Youth Of Color

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LGBTQ youth of color experience disproportionate challenges to their physical and mental health, according to an extensive survey released by The Fenway Institute. The Our Health Matters study is the result of partnership of Fenway, BAGLY Inc., and Boston GLASS aimed at examining and addressing the health needs of LGBTQ youth of color in the Greater Boston area. Our Health Matters was authored by a group of dedicated researchers and experts in their fields: Dr. Kerith Conron, Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute; Johannes Wilson, Study Coordinator; Dr. Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research at The Fenway Institute; Jessica 
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Fenway Leads the Way in Utilizing Health IT

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This week celebrates the 10th Anniversary of National Health IT (HIT) Week. The theme for this year is “One Voice, One Vision: Transforming Health.” As health care is increasingly turning to technology to improve systems and processes to benefit patients and their health, Fenway continues to be a leader in HIT. Fenway was an early adopter of using HIT to improve clinical care, implementing electronic health records (EHR) in 1997 and a patient portal in 2007. Today, state of the art HIT and data systems support the work of Fenway’s clinical teams and The Fenway Institute’s research programs. The expertise 
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Anchor Study Explores Anal Cancer Treatments In The HIV-Positive Community

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Years of medical advancements have made it possible to live long, full lives with HIV. Unfortunately, longer lifespans can also mean more health challenges. In particular, anal cancer rates are rising among people infected with HIV. Researchers are looking for better ways to prevent and treat anal cancer in the HIV-positive population, and Fenway is excited to be a part of this groundbreaking research. The Fenway Institute is now serving as a study site for the Anchor Study, a first of its kind exploration of the effectiveness of standard anal cancer treatments in HIV-positive people. The primary objective of the 
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