The Huffington Post website reports today (June 2, 2012) that the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia is establishing the first endowed chair on sexuality and religion at a U.S. medical school.
The medical school announced it raised $2 million for the endowed chair, and it will begin a one-year national search to hire someone to fill it.
The chairperson will develop ways to train physicians and theologians on a wide range of sexual health issues that include contraception, rape prevention, unintended pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases.
The chair will report to Dr. David Satcher, a former U.S. Surgeon General who issued a controversial report on sexual health in 2001. Satcher is now a Morehouse administrator.