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Photo by White House photographer Pete Souza
Speaking at the Coast Guard graduation in May 2015, President Barack Obama honored 100-year-old retired Fordham University Professor of Psychology Dr. Olivia Hooker, describing her as “as sharp as they come, and as fearless.”
Dr. Hooker, a lifelong civil rights activist and the first African American woman to enlist in the Coast Guard, was recently recognized in March with a Coast Guard building named in her honor on Staten Island.
For more information on Dr. Hooker, please read the Ethics & Society post on her life from March, and watch this video where she discusses Fordham, Faith, and Redemption.
On Monday, August 3, several organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, the National Education Association, and the American Civil Liberties Union released “Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools.” The report, which addresses issues such as names and pronouns, dress codes, and puberty and medical transition “represents an important milestone in reducing health disparities among transgender youth, something that we are also working toward at the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education,” stated Dr. Celia Fisher, Center Director.
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Tagged ACLU, Brian Mustanski, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, Classroom, college, Education, elementary school, Fordham University, gender, gender non-conforming, Health disparities, high school, HIV Prevention, human rights campaign, LGBT Ethics, Melissa Dumont, Mimi Arbeit, National Institute on Minority Health Disparities, New York City, Northwestern University, Transgender, youth
Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute Faculty Member Dr. Sean Philpott-Jones recently appeared on WAMC Northeast Public Radio to discuss his experience at the recent Fordham training institute, learning from the trainees, and the resurgence of heroin use as a public health problem.
Dr. Philpott-Jones reported:
Every July I have the good fortune of spending a week at Fordham University in New York City, where I teach ethics and mentor fellows enrolled in a training program supported by the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Even though I am a senior faculty member in that program, I suspect that I learn more from my students — researchers who work with drug users, commercial sex workers and other marginalized populations — than they probably learn from me. One of the things that I learned about this week was the resurgence of heroin use that has followed in the wake of the prescription drug epidemic.
Please visit the WAMC website to read the rest of the piece.
Originally published May 12, 2015 on HRC Blog
by Alison Gill, Senior Legislative Counsel
Today, the American College of Physicians called for action to address the entrenched disparities that LGBT people face in the healthcare system. The position paper, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, asked medical providers, insurers, patients and others to address critical needs for members of the LGBT community, like non-discrimination protections, comprehensive healthcare coverage for transgender people, inclusive visitation policies, and research and training to better address the numerous health disparities LGBT people experience.
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Tagged Alison Gill, American Association of Medical Colleges, American College of Physicians, Annals of Internal Medicine, Conversion Therapy, Health disparities, Healthcare Equality Index, human rights campaign, LGBT, LGBT Ethics, Transgender