ATLANTA -- The Morehouse School of Medicine is creating what is being called the first endowed chair on sexuality and religion at a U.S. medical school.
The Atlanta medical school on Thursday announced it raised $2 million for the endowed chair, and 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.
A spokeswoman for the Association of American Medical Colleges said she was not aware of a similar endowed chair anywhere else.