Dr. Jennifer Potter Named Outstanding Faculty Member by Harvard Medical School

We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Potter, Director of LGBT Population Health, Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, and HMS Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from Harvard Medical School (HMS). HMS graduates recognized faculty and staff for touching their lives and supporting their educations at the Class Day ceremony on May 30.

As the award description states, “Dr. Potter exemplifies selfless commitment to serving others through her leadership positions as advisory dean of Castle Society, founding director of the Women’s Health Center at Beth Israel Deaconess and co-chair of the Fenway Institute, where her research focuses on reducing health disparities of LGBTQ populations. Despite her many responsibilities, students have praised her outstanding individualized mentorship and guidance through both professional and personal challenges. For her special ability to make each mentee her top priority, we are honored to celebrate her at our graduation.”

Dr. Potter has extensive clinical, medical education, research, and mentoring experience. She has designed and implemented numerous curricula for health professionals, focused on LGBT health, women’s health, sexual health, cancer survivorship, and care for people with disabilities.

In addition, she co-edited two seminal textbooks on LGBT health (The Fenway Guide to LGBT Health and Trauma, Resilience and Health Promotion in LGBT Patients; What Every Healthcare Provider Should Know), and co-authored an American Association of Medical Colleges’ monograph entitled Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD: A Resource for Medical Educators.

Congratulations on this well deserved honor, Dr. Potter!

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