Four researchers at Indiana University have been named among 50 Distinguished Sexual and Gender Health Revolutionaries by the Program in Human Sexuality at University of Minnesota.
Justin Garcia, executive director of the Kinsey Institute; Debby Herbenick, director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion; William Yarber, Provost Professor in the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, and Justin Lehmiller, research fellow at the Kinsey Institute were honored with the award during the program’s 50th anniversary virtual gala on May 20.
“I am deeply moved and grateful to receive this recognition,” said Yarber. “I am humbled to be among the other awardees whose life work has made peoples’ lives better by helping them embrace their sexuality and gender identity, and to live an authentic and hopeful life, without shame, apology and denial. We have made progress in making our world a better place, yet there remain too many people in pain. All of us who received this award need to continue our work, and I am honored and committed to share that responsibility.”
The award is the first given by The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Program in Human Sexuality. It was presented to scientists, activists, thought leaders, scholars and writers who are shaping the landscape of the sexual and gender health climate in the world. Fifty award winners were chosen from nominees throughout the world.
“I’m honored to have my work recognized as part of PHS’ 50th celebration,” said Herbenick. “We are fortunate to have both a rich tradition and an exciting future of sexuality research here at Indiana University.”
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