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Radix set for upcoming VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

Apr. 12, 2018, 8:50 AM


Asa Radix, MD, MPH, an internationally recognized medical expert and researcher on the health needs of transgender and LGBTQ people, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, May 7, noon-1 p.m., in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 155.

Asa Radix, MD, MPH

The lecture, “Transgender Health — 2018 Update,” is open to the Vanderbilt community, but space is limited.

Lecture attendees may order a box lunch for the event at

“Dr. Radix’s mix of clinical and research experience made him our top choice to speak to our students and faculty,” said VUSN Dean Linda Norman, DSN, RN, the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing.

“He provides healthcare to transgender people every day and thus can speak to specific health needs in this population. He can also address the cultural competence issues that can either lead transgender people to feel comfortable with a healthcare provider or make them reluctant to seek healthcare due to fear of discrimination or lack of sensitivity to an individual’s needs.”

Radix is the senior director of research and education and clinical director of transgender health at the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, the largest specialist provider of health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in New York City. Radix is also a clinical associate professor of medicine at New York University.

He currently co-chairs the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care revision committee, which will soon release updated guidelines for the care of transgender people. He has published widely in the field of transgender health and assisted in developing guidelines for organizations that include the World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization and the Asia Pacific Transgender Network.

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