Back Row from left: Michelle Williams, Eric Grollman, Judith Bradford, Tristan Guarini, Shandu Foster, Robert Coulter, Hale Thompson, Tonia Poteat, Edward Alessi, Nicholas Eaton, Aimee Van Wagenen, Niccole Pamphilis.
Front Row from left: Sari Reisner, Mark Williams, Nicole VanKim, Larissa McGarrity, Kristi Gamarel, Alexa Martin-Story, Luis Gutierrez-Mock, Amee Schwitters, Mieke Thomeer, Ning Hsieh, Saundra Schneider.
Fenway welcomes the 2011 Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health
The Fenway Institute is hosting the Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health from July 18 - August 12. Eighteen graduate students and recent post-doctoral graduates from around the country have gathered in Boston to gain foundational training in the interdisciplinary study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health. You can read more about the Summer Institute on BayWindows.com and RainbowTimesMass.com.
Please join us in welcoming the 2011 cohort!
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Get your stylish l.a.Eyeworks Quinn frames from Fenway Optician, Debra Quinn
you’ve stopped by the 6th floor of Fenway’s 1340 Boylston Street
location, odds are you probably met our fab Optician, Debra Quinn. Well the next time you see her, ask
her to show you a pair of l.a.Eyeworks new Quinn
frames. That’s right, Debra now has a
pair of eyeglass frames named after her!
did that happen, you ask? Well, Debra got her start in the eyewear biz back in
the 1980s, when she was a struggling musician playing in a band in Los Angeles
where she met four lesbians who owned a little place called the City Café.
Debra went to work for them and shortly after, started at the optical shop next door called l.a.Eyeworks that was owned by two of those women, Barbara McReynolds and
Gai Gherardi. She soon
began her apprenticeship with them, eventually becoming their lab manager and
fitting countless pairs of eyeglasses, including frames for celebrities like
Debra began working at Fenway, she
began carrying l.a.Eyeworks frames in our Optical Shop. Barbara and Gai visited
her last summer and thought Fenway’s eyewear dispensary was beautiful and were
particularly pleased to see the vintage l.a.Eyeworks ad campaign posters of Pee
Wee Herman, Divine, and Andy Warhol wearing their designs. Fast forward several
months when Debra’s l.a.Eyeworks rep
stopped by to show her new samples from the forward-thinking line.
he was pulling out cases of frames, I noticed one named ‘Quinn’, and know I must have looked quite surprised,” said
Debra. “He simply said something like,
‘we all think this should be your new frame.’ I was
are often awed and inspired by how far the DNA of our brand has spread; how the branches
continue to grow.” said l.a.Eyeworks co-designer Gai Gherardi, “We couldn’t be more proud of
Debra, and a frame named Quinn barely does justice to her amazing work at Fenway
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|Remembering Kip Tiernan
When Kip Tiernan passed away on July 2, the Fenway family lost a friend. Kip is best known for founding Rosie’s Place, the first drop-in and emergency shelter for women in the United States, in 1974. She also helped start a number of other social service organizations, including the Greater Boston Food Bank and the South End’s Victory House for homeless, alcoholic men with nowhere else to turn. Fenway Health recognized Kip for her good works with the Dr. Susan M. Love Award at the 1997 Women’s Dinner Party. The Love Award is given to honor and celebrate a woman and/or organization that has made a significant contribution to the field of women’s health.
Jonathan D. Scott, the President and Executive Director of Victory Programs, remembered Kip in a July 8 piece on Boston.com that is well worth reading and you can read more about Kip’s life and accomplishments on BayWindows.com. Fenway extends our condolences to Kip’s partner Donna Pomponio, and to her family, friends and loved ones.
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Fenway: South End’s Dr. Julia Ireland co-authors article on identifying unhealthy alcohol use in HIV-positive adults
||Dr. Julia Ireland, a medical provider at Fenway: South End, is co-author of an article in the journal AIDS Care titled Operating characteristics of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) for identifying unhealthy alcohol use in adults with HIV infection. Research has shown that unhealthy alcohol use is common in HIV-infected persons and that it can interfere with HIV medication adherence, may lower CD4 cell count, and can cause liver damage. Dr. Ireland and the other authors of the paper evaluated the effectiveness of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin as a way of measuring heavy drinking in people with HIV. You can read a PDF of the paper here.
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Win tickets to see the Sox vs. the A’s at Fenway Park
Thanks to a generous friend of Fenway, we have four tickets to the August 27 Sox vs. Athletics game at Fenway Park and a newly renovated Junior Suite at The Westin Copley Place for the night. The tickets will be awarded via an online raffle which closes at 12 p.m. eastern time on Friday, August 19. A winner will be selected, notified and announced later that day. Chances to win are $25 each, three for $50 or ten for $100. Enter now!
All proceeds from this raffle will help support the vital programs and services at Fenway Health, so enter now for your chance to win!
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