The Scientists of The Fenway Institute On Diversity and Doctors: The Science of Inclusive Healthcare
Monday, January 29th, 6:30-8:00pm at The Burren (247 Elm St, Somerville MA 02144) (directions)
People are diverse; healthcare should reflect that diversity. Founded in 1971 on the belief that “healthcare is a right, not a privilege”, Fenway Health is a federally-qualified community health center that specializes in providing the best quality care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and people living with HIV/AIDS. The Fenway Institute (TFI) is the research, education, policy, and advocacy division of Fenway Health, and is a world leader in innovative HIV and LGBT population health research. Members of various TFI research teams will be presenting an overview of the active research being conducted at TFI, including HIV vaccine trials, HIV prevention studies focused on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and research with transgender and gender diverse populations.
Thursday: 6:30p. “Does Mindfulness Alter the Brain? The Impact Meditation has on Our Brains.”Sara Lazar. Aeronaut, 14 Tyler St, Somerville. Details.
On a related note, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical center sent out this note about Dr. Michael Wong, director of transplant infection diseases, who was honored at BIDMC’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Achievement Awards Ceremony.
Wong, a highly respected physician, researcher and educator, was recognized for his lifetime of accomplishments in promoting health for the individuals for whom he has cared, and his leadership in the public health policy arena. Wong’s clinical practice includes his work in the division of infectious disease, and for almost a decade, he has also held a weekly clinic at The Dimock Center in Roxbury, bringing expertise in HIV/AIDS to a vulnerable community.He serves as the Board President of AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts and as a gubernatorial appointee to the Massachusetts Public Health Council where he brings his clinical perspective and the voice of underserved patients to developing public health strategies and policies.
American Laser Centers
Cambridge Health Alliance
Center for HIV/AIDS Care & Research
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Gay Mens Domestic Violence Project
Harbor Health Services, Inc
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Merck Research Labs/ Merck: Living Positive By Design (by way of Cohn & Wolfe)