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Temple Awarded Funding to Develop Educational Program to Promote Sensitive and Equitable Care for Trans and Nonbinary People in Philadelphia

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The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the ABIM Foundation, the American College of Physicians and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation have awarded a total of $400,000 split among 24 projects at medical schools and training programs. The funding will support programs that incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion into internal medicine education and training. Temple University was awarded funding to develop an educational program to promote sensitive and equitable care for trans and nonbinary people in Philadelphia. The project is called the UNIQUE project (Uniting in Inter-professional learning to serve the QUeer community through Education). Jamie Garfield, MD, Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery and Core Clinical Educator at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of Quality and Improvement and Patient Safety, Core Clinical Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency, at Temple University Hospital, is the principal investigator. MyChesCo.com highlighted the news.