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Zimmerman named Director of Program for LGBTQ Health

July 15, 2019

As of July 2019, Del Ray Zimmerman was named Director, Program for LGBTQ Health and Office for Diversity Affairs. He assumes the senior administrative duties for the LGBTQ Health division, and will also oversee several major ongoing projects for the Office for Diversity Affairs. Zimmerman manages the operations functions of the LGBTQ Health Program, acting as the program's internal (VUMC/VUSM) and external representative, and supervising his staff. He remains the main point of contact for most LGBTQ Health Program issues.

Lecture on the Intersection of Trans and Disability Studies, Feb. 25

Del Ray Zimmerman
February 5, 2019

The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQ Health is proud to partner with the Vanderbilt University Women's and Gender Studies department to bring Alexandre Baril, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of Ottawa, to campus on Monday, Feb. 25. Dr. Baril's lecture, "Transness and Cripness: Rethinking Intersections between Trans and Disability Studies" will be held at 4 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Room 126.

TransMilitary Film Debuts at Vanderbilt On Thursday, Dec. 6

Del Ray Zimmerman
November 29, 2018

Please join Tara McKay, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society, and Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQ Health, as they present the new documentary film TransMilitary at Sarratt Cinema on campus at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5.
 One of the film's stars, Laila Ireland, a retired transgender army combat medic, will be in attendance and hosting a Q&A after the film screening.

LGBTQ Grand Rounds with Dr. Shayne Taylor: Medical Director for Transgender Health Clinic, Nov. 14

Del Ray Zimmerman
October 22, 2018

Dr. Shayne Taylor, medical director of the new Vanderbilt Clinic for Transgender Health, will be delivering LGBTQ Grand Rounds from noon until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in 208 Light Hall.  Dr. Taylor will be providing an update on the new clinic, which opened on Aug. 24, and offer important information on the care of transgender patients. Our team will follow up with a separate email for instructions on how to RSVP and receive continuing education credit. Please stay tuned.

Ehrenfeld recognized for diversity contributions locally and nationally

Del Ray Zimmerman
October 22, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, Director of the Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQ Health, for recent recognition given for his commitment to diversity and inclusion. On Oct. 9, he was given the Levi Watkins, Jr. Faculty Award during a ceremony and annual lecture at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. The award is given in honor of Watkins, who was the first African American medical student at Vanderbilt University and went on to be the first surgeon to successfully implant an automatic heart defibrillator in a human patient.