University of Alabama

UAB conference trains staff on needs of transgender students

The unique needs of transgender students were the focus of a recent conference at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Some advocates say similar programs are becoming common on campuses nationwide as issues facing the transgender community gain broader attention. The two-day conference last week was focused on cultural competency and ensuring student success, said UAB Executive Director of Student Health and Wellness Jacob Baggott. "Trans students are in our population and certainly they've presented for care just like any other student would and we need to be aware of how to manage that," he said. Although the program was focused on social and medical support, some...