GLMA Achievement Awards – 36th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health

August 27, 2018


2018 GLMA Achievement Award Recipient
Congratulations to Rob Phoenix, Nevada AETC Faculty, on this notable achievement and contribution to LGBT health equity. It is well deserved! 
Each year, GLMA honors exemplary individuals for their significant contributions to advancing LGBT health equity and equality. The 2018 GLMA Achievement Award Recipients are:

  • Mary Anne Adams, MSW  –  Mary Anne has made exemplary contributions through advocacy and research to advance health equity for LGBTQ communities through her capacity as founding Director of ZAMI NOBLA, a social worker, and a public health researcher. Her research on aging black lesbians and HIV/AIDS has done much to highlight the importance of understanding how intersectionality affects the research process and the health protocols that stem from that work.
  • Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH – Jesse has successfully founded and overseen the Program for LGBTQI Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and devised a transgender patient navigator program to provide emotional support for transgender patients. Through his leadership at the American Medical Association, where he currently serves as Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees, he has worked to positively impact and shape policy around LGBTQ health equity.
  • Paula Neira, RN, Esq.  – Paula has actively advocated for LGBTQ military personnel’s right to serve and has advanced federal policy to that end. In addition, she helped to create the Center for Transgender Health at Johns Hopkins Medicine and currently serves as the Clinical Program Director for the Center.
  • John (Rob) Phoenix, APRN, FNP-C – Rob is being honored for his commitment to providing exemplary and culturally competent care to the transgender community, as well as the rest of the LGBTQ community, of Southern Nevada. Moreover, he has contributed significantly to increasing accessibility of care for individuals living with HIV, as well as spearheading HIV prevention efforts in his local area.
  • Jillian C. Shipherd, PhD & Michael R. Kauth, PhD – Jillian and Michael issued the first national Veterans Affairs healthcare policy on transgender veterans and the first national healthcare policy on veterans who identify as LGB. They also created a program within the VA which establishes at least one LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator at each facility to help provide a welcoming and supporting environment for LGBT veterans.
  • Shana Zucker  – Shana is the recipient of the joint AMSA/GLMA LGBT Health Achievement Award, which was presented at the AMSA conference earlier this year. Shana is being honored for her work in developing an online LGBTQ curriculum which all first year medical students at Tulane are required to complete.

Join us in honoring these individuals at the GLMA Achievement Awards Gala, the capstone to the 36th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health, which will be held Saturday, October 13th at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center in Las Vegas.
For more information about this year’s Award recipients and the GLMA Achievement Awards Gala, including how to purchase tickets, please click here.
Registration & Hotel Reservations
Register today for the 36th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health, which will take place October 10-13 in Las Vegas! This year’s conference will be offering a broad and diverse array of topics pertaining to LGBTQ health, so be sure to register!
In addition, GLMA has negotiated exclusive conference attendee rates at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel, which will be available until September 17 (or until rooms fill up). We anticipate rooms will fill up soon, so be sure to reserve your room at the discounted rate today! For more information on the host city and hotel, including how to reserve your room, please click here.
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For more information about the GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health, please or contact us at or 202-600-8037, ext. 304.

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