Hale Thompson, Summer Institute Graduate, LGBT Health Researcher & Blogger

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate Presenting on the Summer Institute 2011 Student Presentations   I had the joy of observing another batch of presentations from the Summer Institute 2011 students. There were so many fantastic presentations and a great deal of ongoing work in cutting edge areas of LGBT health, it was hard to keepContinue reading “Hale Thompson, Summer Institute Graduate, LGBT Health Researcher & Blogger”

Nicole VanKim, Guest Blogger, LGBT Health Researcher & Summer Institute Graduate!

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate Reporting on the Summer Institute Final Presentations As you know Nicole VanKim was a Summer Institute student at The Fenway Institute. She’s been providing informative and engaging updates on the 4-week course, and today received her certificate of completion for the program! Today, she presented on the topic of weightContinue reading “Nicole VanKim, Guest Blogger, LGBT Health Researcher & Summer Institute Graduate!”

Call for Abstracts & Scholarships: Promising Practices National Tobacco Control Conference in New Orleans

Shared by Emilia Dunham Program Associate     We’d like to share a fantastic opportunity from our partner disparity Network, Break Free Alliance’s National Tobacco Control Conference: Promising Practices! Call for Abstracts and Scholarship Application Now Open! Promising Practices National Tobacco Control Conference April 17-18, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana    The call for abstracts and scholarshipContinue reading “Call for Abstracts & Scholarships: Promising Practices National Tobacco Control Conference in New Orleans”

Introducing Health Summit Blogging Scholar Emily (e.shor) Shor

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate   We’re thilled to have Emily Shor who prefers e.shor represent us at the National LGBTI Health Summit in Bloomington Indiana! e.shor will be blogging for us, so follow all posts here throughout the weekend and next week! e.shor is the Project Coordinator on a Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) grant throughContinue reading “Introducing Health Summit Blogging Scholar Emily (e.shor) Shor”

FDA workshop on Modified risk Tobacco Products Aug 25-26

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate The FDA is making an effort to have a substantive ‘dialogue’ involving a spectrum of interests. This would be a great opportunity for LGBT folks to attend and join the dialogue to represent our communities’ needs. If you’re in the area, let us know if you’re planning to attend.  Continue reading “FDA workshop on Modified risk Tobacco Products Aug 25-26”

Scholarship Opportunity! National LGBTI Health Summit 2011

The Network is once again offering a blogging scholarship opportunity! Please apply to be sent to a fantastic LGBTI health summit! The 2011 National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) Health Summit will be held in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana July 16-19 2011. The LGBTI Health Summit is an opportunity for individuals working for the healthContinue reading “Scholarship Opportunity! National LGBTI Health Summit 2011”

Bay Windows Feature: The needs and trending policies of transgender health

    by Emilia Dunham Program Associate, Network for LGBT Health Equity Bay Windows Guest Article Emilia was asked to write an article on transgender health for Bay Windows: New England’s Largest LGBT Newspaper. Here is her article cross-posted. Wednesday Jun 29, 2011   When you think of transgender* health, what do you think of? Hormones, surgeries?Continue reading “Bay Windows Feature: The needs and trending policies of transgender health”

FDA’s Taken a Stand Against Tobacco, But What’s the Role of Cities & States?

By Emilia Dunham Program Associate, Reporting from the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Regulatory Science and the Tobacco Industryat Harvard School of Public Health on “The Regulation of Tobacco by State and Local Governments in the 21st Century” by Douglas Blanke of William Mitchell College of Law Blanke shares that for the most part, state, citiesContinue reading “FDA’s Taken a Stand Against Tobacco, But What’s the Role of Cities & States?”

The Kennedy Family’s Legacy to a Tobacco-Free America

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate, Reporting from the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Regulatory Science and the Tobacco Industry at Harvard School of Public Health Joseph P. Kennedy III (grandson of Robert Kennedy), nephew of Ted Kennedy has a career of public health service and advocacy and spoke to the legacy of the Kennedy’s inContinue reading “The Kennedy Family’s Legacy to a Tobacco-Free America”

Our 2020 Vision: Creating a Childproof Cigarette Market by 2020

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate Reporting from the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Regulatory Science and the Tobacco Industry at Harvard School of Public Health In the last 20 years, even 10 years, we’ve seen a gradual decrease in tobacco use, even with youth. As more and more youth pick up the habit and asContinue reading “Our 2020 Vision: Creating a Childproof Cigarette Market by 2020”