Columbia School of Nursing launches LGBT health research program

The Columbia University School of Nursing on Tuesday announced that it has established the Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research to address health disparities among the LGBT community.

The program is funded by the nursing school, located in Washington Heights, and has received grants from various government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and its subsidiary agencies, such as the National Institute of Aging.

The program had been planned for about four years, said Tonda Hughes, executive director of the center. Although the nursing school had a program for the study of LGBT health—launched in 2012—in partnership with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry, this new

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