Rutgers School of Public Health Dean, Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, receives the Health Professional Leadership Award at the 7th Annual Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Workforce Conference.
The award is given annually to an individual who leads activities that promote the development of a health workforce responsive to the needs of LGBT communities.
Dr. Halkitis’ dedication to promoting the development of a health workforce responsive to the needs of LGBT communities is evidenced by over three-decades of social-justice driven research, education, and activism with and for the communities he serves. The sustainability of his work is evidenced by his role as the Dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, federally funded research, and continued involvement on various inter-professional boards and with the media.
In addition to his role as the Dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, Dr. Halkitis is also the director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), which is a training site for the next generation of scholars and community agency partners to conduct studies for and with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) population. CHIBPS has trained hundreds of scholars, activists, public health and other health-related professionals, in the health needs of the LGBTQ population. Through nearly $30 million in federal, state, and local funding, CHIBPS is a leading and nationally recognized human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), substance abuse, and mental health behavior research center that is focused on the well-being of all people, including sexual, racial, ethnic and cultural minorities and other marginalized populations.
Dean Halkitis received the award on May 3.Tags: Friday Letter Submission