A Remarkable Legacy: The Wayne F. Placek Fund Grant Program.

Authors:
Douglas C Kimmel
Douglas C Kimmel
City College
New York | United States
Stephen F Morin
Stephen F Morin
University of California
United States

J Homosex 2019 Apr 19:1-10. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

c Executive Vice President/Executive Director , American Psychological Foundation , Washington , DC.

Gregory M. Herek, PhD, made an important professional contribution through his service as chair of the Scientific Review Committee of the Wayne F. Placek Fund of the American Psychological Foundation (APF). The scholars funded by this grant benefited from the prestige of the grant, which provided an important credential for early career professional development. Many of them went on to become significant researchers in the field of sexual and gender minorities. The studies funded by the Placek Grant also had important political and social effects, such as on legalizing adoption by lesbian and gay parents, passage of same-sex marriage, and demonstrating that lesbians and gay men were at elevated risk for physical health problems. The purpose of the present article is to document the history and impact of the Placek Grant and to describe Greg Herek's central role in this grant program.

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