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Program for LGBTI Health Archives

Community key to gender identity research effort

Sep. 7, 2017—One of the key elements of the Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health, an innovative effort to improve health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex patients, is community engagement.

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Ehrenfeld named secretary of AMA’s board of trustees

Jun. 22, 2017—Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Biomedical Informatics and Health Policy, was named secretary of the American Medical Association (AMA) board of trustees for 2017-2018 following elections held during the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

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Regional HIV Council honors Beach’s contributions

Mar. 2, 2017—The Nashville Regional HIV Planning Council has honored Lauren Beach, J.D., Ph.D., with the 2017 Community Partnership Award.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds study of health, economic effects of LGBT-related laws

Dec. 19, 2016—A trans-institutional team of Vanderbilt social scientists and medical professionals will look at how laws affecting LGBT individuals and families affect their health and the economy.

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‘Addressing Stigma and Promoting Mental Health for LGBT Communities’ Dec. 12

Nov. 15, 2016—Kristen L. Eckstrand, a psychiatry resident at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss "Addressing Stigma and Promoting Mental Health for LGBT Communities" as part of LGBTI Health Grand Rounds Monday, Dec. 12.

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White House visit

Oct. 20, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Lauren Beach, J.D., Ph.D., right, recently presented at an event held by the White House on bisexual community issues.

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VUMC Program for LGBTI Health welcome reception is Aug. 17

Aug. 8, 2016—The Vanderbilt community is invited to join the School of Medicine’s Program for LGBTI Health at a welcome reception Aug. 17.

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VUMC again named a leader in LGBT health care equality

Mar. 31, 2016—For the fifth year in a row, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index 2016.

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VKC presents April lectures about autism, mentoring and LGBTI issues

Mar. 10, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) will host three events the first week of April covering the topics of ethical considerations of mentoring through differences, translational research in autism spectrum disorder, and conversations at the intersection of disability and LGBTI issues.

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Schools of Nursing, Medicine create new LGBT health course

Nov. 12, 2015—The needs and nuances of providing health care to members of the LGBT community is the focus of a new course jointly offered by the Vanderbilt Schools of Nursing and Medicine.

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Ehrenfeld to receive Massachusetts Medical Society’s 2015 LGBT Health Award

Jun. 4, 2015—Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics, Surgery and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently named to receive the Massachusetts Medical Society’s 2015 LGBT Health Award.

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Nashville Scene “People” Issue 2015: The Punk-Rock Neuroscientist

Mar. 20, 2015—Fifth-year neuroscience Ph.D. student Kale Edmiston is the assistant director of Vanderbilt's Program for LGBTI Health, studies the relationship between stress and autism in teenagers, and is attempting to teach himself Mandarin in preparation for postdoctoral studies in China...and he helms the queer punk record label Nervous Nelly with his partner, Shannon.

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