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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Rutgers: Dean Receives APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award

Rutgers School of Public Health Dean, Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, receives the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award by the Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (Division 44) of the American Psychological Association (APA).

The award is given annually to researchers who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) health.

Dr. Halkitis’ dedication to sexual orientation and gender diversity research and advocacy is demonstrated by three decades of work including: 5 books; 250+ scholarly publications; over $30 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding; countless editorials and essays; and ongoing advocacy, activism, and service with and for the LGBTQ population.

Dr. Halkitis is the founder and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies, which is a training site for the next generation of scholars dedicated to the well-being of the LGBTQ population.

Dr. Halkitis will accept the award in August.

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