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When it comes to health equity, ensuring that individuals within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning — or LGBTQ+ — community receive adequate health care is essential. Unfortunately, health disparities, social stigma and discriminatory practices often negatively impact this community, making it difficult for them to receive necessary care. At Michigan Medicine, various providers work to bring gender-affirming and other forms of equitable care to patients on a daily basis. In a recent conversation, three of these individuals, Geoffrey Barnes, M.D., a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist, Katherine McConville, M.A., CCC-SLP, a speech-language pathologist and Amy Jacobs, LMSW, a social worker and mental health expert, shared their perspectives on these issues.

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Brian Zikmund-Fisher, professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, joins CNBC's Meg Tirrell to discuss COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and mandates around vaccination.

Congratulations to Yibing Zhang, recipent of the Andrew R. Barnosky Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Ethics! She is the host and creator of the podcast "Limboland". Her podcast dives into the world of ethics and medicine. Check out the podcast here:

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Katherine Feder Receives the 2021 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

CBSSM's Dr. Lesly Dossett was recently appointed to the editorial board of the Annals of Surgery.