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Week three of the Summer Institute begins


by Nicole VanKim

Guest Blogger, Reporting from the Summer Institute 2011

This week starts with a long Monday. Institute participants, Mieke Thomeer and Mark Williams, joined Aimee Van Wagenen (one of the co-directors of the institute) in a seminar on LGBT elders this morning. This seminar was followed by a presentation from Melissa Clark, an associate professor at Brown University, who spoke on the health of lesbian and bisexual women, particularly around survey methods, recruitment of women participants in studies, and cancer screening. In addition to the afternoon data lab, tonight featured a special grant writing session, led by Deborah Bowen, a professor here at Boston University. Based on information presented in this session, participants will be writing a specific aims page that we will review as a group next week.

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