Five practitioners from A.O. Fox Hospital’s Gender Wellness Center in Oneonta have been awarded $500,000 over three years as participants in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars Program, a new national leadership program that aims to improve health and reduce disparities in wellness and longevity across the United States.

Drs. Carolyn and Christopher Wolf-Gould, Dr. Diane Georgeson, physician assistant Tania Villa, and Justine Woolner-Wise, LCSW, are among the first cohort of fellows selected through a competitive process for the RWJF Clinical Scholars Program. The five practitioners will join 25 other clinicians from around the country to collaborate on tackling some of nation’s most pressing health issues. The Oneonta group’s clinical scholars project will study the feasibility of a center of excellence for transgender