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Marshall Forstein Fund

Support the Marshall Forstein Grand Round Lecture on Human Sexuality, Homosexuality and LGBTQ+ Populations

Marshall Forstein, MD, an internationally recognized psychiatrist, teacher and author, has devoted his career to understanding gender and sexuality and supporting patients with HIV. He served as the training director for CHA's adult psychiatry residency from 2002 - 2021 where he was celebrated for his mentorship of future psychiatric leaders. Following his role as Acting Chair of the department from 2015 - 2019, he became Vice Chair for Education and Training, a position he held until April 2021. He continues to teach and supervise trainees and consult with the residency program.

As a resident, Dr. Forstein cared for and advocated for people with AIDS. Advocacy efforts for LGBTQ+ rights both socially and legislatively were in their infancy and homosexuality was about to be declassified from the DSM as a disorder. When he joined CHA, he combined his interest in human sexuality and AIDS activism to co-found CHA's HIV clinic. Dr. Forstein continues to be active at the state and national level improving access to equitable medical and mental health care for the LGBTQ+ communities.

A graduate of Middlebury College with a degree in English Literature, Dr. Forstein taught high school for 5 years, graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and completed an internship at the Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1984.

To Honor Dr. Forstein, we are establishing the Marshall Forstein Fund which will support an annual Grand Rounds lecture on human sexuality, homosexuality and LGBTQ+ populations.

We invite you to help launch this important fundraising effort and honor Dr. Forstein's legacy. By contributing to the Marshall Forstein Fund you will enable this annual event to take place.

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