Research Grants

Funding For:

eQuality: Improving LGBT, GNC, and DSD Health Through a Comprehensive Medical School Training Program

Health Equity / Social Determinants of Health


Susan Sawning, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018



Summary of the Project:

This project will develop, evaluate and disseminate a clinical skills training manual to teach medical students the hands-on skills needed to provide high quality care to patients who are LGBT, gender nonconforming or have differences of sex development. The work extends a first-in-the-nation comprehensive curriculum revision made by the University of Louisville School of Medicine for teaching these topics in the classroom, and it has the potential to improve training of physicians nationwide through distribution of program materials to other medical training programs.

Media Coverage

January 28, 2021

Trailblazer Award

Video: eQuality Toolkit presentation begins at 17:35

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September 7, 2020

Perspectives of Transgender and Genderqueer Standardized Patients

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Author: Noonan E, Weingartner L, Combs R, Bohnert C, Shaw M, & Sawning S

March 29, 2019

The eQuality Toolkit: Practical Skills for LGBTQ and DSD-Affected Patient Care

This manual contains a toolkit that other medical schools can adopt to update their training curricula and that can help current practitioners improve their knowledge and skills regarding LGBTQ care.

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Author: Weingartner L, Noonan E, Holthouser A, Potter J, Steinbock S, Kingery S & Sawning S