ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ Community

Thursday, March 26, from 2pm to 3pm EST.


The National Coalition for LGBT Health will hold a webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ Community. COVID-19 and its unprecedented public health response has certainly impacted our lives in ways we would not have imagined just a few weeks ago. This timely webinar will highlight the response of LGBTQ+ community groups and health centers as they support LGBTQ+ communities during this crisis. Speakers will explore unique issues for the community, innovative practices in responding to needs, how traditional programming is modified to meet community needs, and other challenges impacting LGBTQ+ health.

To attend, click here

  • NIH - SGM Health Research Investigator Awards Program

Letters of Intent (LOI) are required.  Nominations are due no later than 11:59 p.m. local time on April 3, 2020 (nominees may submit their own LOIs).

Description:

Two non-monetary awards of recognition will be offered to early-stage investigators who demonstrate both contemporary achievement in and a commitment to an area of SGM-related health research. A non-monetary award will be offered to one distinguished investigator, one leading the field of SGM research as distinguished by the length and magnitude of contribution. The awardees will be invited, with all travel expenses covered (limited to reimbursement based on Federal Travel Regulations and HHS and NIH guidance), to give a lecture at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland on September 17, 2020. This event will be webcast live and the presentations will be archived and available for future viewing.

All nominees are required to have a submitted LOI and nomination package in order to be considered for review. The SGMRO will assemble a review panel comprised of NIH staff with relevant expertise. This panel will provide recommendations for selection of three awardees to the SGMRO Director and DPCPSI Director, both of whom will make final decisions.

For more information about the program, including eligibility criteria, LOI instructions, and how to submit a nomination package, please click here to see the full notice. All LOIs must be submitted via e-mail to SGMRO@nih.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. local time on April 3, 2020 and completed nomination packages are due no later than 11:59 p.m. local time on May 1, 2020.

  • Summer Training for Underrepresented Junior Faculty funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute:

The Pride Summer Institute Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research are now accepting applications.  The programs include intensive summer research training experiences across two summers, a mid year meeting, an annual conference, and an opportunity to apply for small research project grant funding. Programs typically are all expenses paid including travel, meals, and housing.
Research interests should be compatible with those of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders. Choose from among nine unique summer Institute programs.
There is no deadline, but you are encouraged to apply early as the program selects applicants on a rolling admissions basis until positions are filled.  Contact the program of interest for details.  https://pridecc.wustl.edu/

  • The Harvard Medicine Magazine Winter 2020 issue has dedicated the majority of its articles to LGBT Health.

Topics include:  Insight on intersexuality from the 1800’s, the care of intersex people today, the vital need for better LGBTQ healthcare, sexual and gender minority persistent stress and mental health consequences, the recording of gender and sexual orientation in health records and patient privacy protections, and more.  See:   https://hms.harvard.edu/magazine/lgbtq-health (most can be found in the care delivery section).
 

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research projects to advance the measurement of constructs relevant to health research with sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations. Research projects are solicited in two areas: (1) measurement of SGM status and (2) measurement of SGM-related constructs.  Quantitative or mixed-methods approaches are encouraged

For more information, please see the full FOA by clicking hereApplications are due March 13, 2020 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
 

  • NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office releases its summary document for a first-ever held scientific workshop on bisexual health research (Dec 11, 2019).

A group of researchers with expertise in bisexual health, measurement and other disciplines, convened to discuss the most recent scientific findings on bi/bi+ health and to identify knowledge gaps and research opportunities.  See:  summary document and if interested, an archived videocast of the workshop is available for public viewing.


 

EVENTS


LGBTQ+ Community Connection

Wednesday, April 7, 2020  |  4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

A virtual social hour for the LGBTQ+ Community of Harvard Medical School and its affiliates

Pause for a moment and do something to lighten your soul – join with kindred spirits for a stress-busting gathering. Whether you are on the front lines providing health care, working from home and feeling isolated, or taking care of little ones and desperate for some adult time, claim 45 minutes. Meet some new people, share your latest humorous memes, videos, or song adaptations that have emerged due to the pandemic, or otherwise engage in some light-hearted conversation.

Join Zoom meeting:  Please consider joining Harvard Medical School's listserv, "HMS-LGBT_Office" where all zoom meetings are advertised with their links.  Only those who are affiliated with the greater Harvard University and hospital affiliate communities are able to join this list.  To join, or to request the link specific to this meeting, contact Leah Fygetakis at dcp_lgbt@hms.harvard.edu, to provide your Harvard or hospital affiliate email address.

Join by telephone: +1 312 626 6799
One tap mobile: +13126266799, 2718686728# US (Chicago)

Co-sponsored by LGBT Programs of the Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership and The LGBT Advisory Committee to the Dean

Questions? Contact:dcp_lgbt@hms.harvard.edu

 

PAST EVENTS
 

  • LGBTQ+ Community Connection

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A virtual social hour for the LGBTQ+ Community of Harvard Medical School and its affiliates

Pause for a moment and do something to lighten your soul – join with kindred spirits for a stress-busting gathering. Whether you are on the front lines providing health care, working from home and feeling isolated, or taking care of little ones and desperate for some adult time, claim 45 minutes. Meet some new people, share your latest humorous memes, videos, or song adaptations that have emerged due to the pandemic, or otherwise engage in some light-hearted conversation.

Co-sponsored by LGBT Programs of the Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership and The LGBT Advisory Committee to the Dean
 

  • LGBT and ALLIES RECEPTION

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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  • BOSTON PRIDE PARADE

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00am

GENERAL PRIDE INFO:

http://www.bostonpride.org
 

  • LGBTQ CONFERENCE AT HARVARD

Saturday, March 9, 2019 
10:00am - 6:00pm

Location: Austin Hall, Harvard Law School,
1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

For a few years now, LGBTQ graduate students from across the entire Harvard University campus have put together an incredible one-day conference. This year two medical students participate as leaders on the event team: Casey Orozco-Poore and Amina Rahimi. With their leadership and vision -- there are three healthcare panels for the first time!

Full conference schedule and information...

Healing Within: LGBTQ Healthcare & Wellness
Moderater: Jessica Halem, LGBTQ Outreach and Engagement Director, Harvard Medical School
• Yolo Akili Robinson, Executive Director and Founder, BEAM (The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective)
• Valerie E. Stone, M.D., MPH, Chair, Department of Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital; Charles S. Davidson Professor, Harvard Medical School
• Lakesha Williams, M.D., Resident Physician, Tufts Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance


Transgender & Non-Binary Healthcare
Moderator: Casey Orozco-Poore, M.D. Student, Harvard Medical School
• Robbie Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Transgender Health Program; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
• Noah E. Lewis, Esq., Executive Director, Transcend Legal
• Jenny Siegel, M.D., Medical Director, Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery


Intersex Identity and Medical Justice
Moderator: Emily Quinn, Artist, Activist
• Arlene B. Baratz, M.D., Radiologist, Temple University School of Medicine Pittsburgh site; Coordinator of Medical and Research Affairs: AIS-DSD Support Group; Chair, Medical and Research Policy Committee: interACT- Advocates for Intersex Youth
• Faith Cheltenham, Vice President, BiNet USA
• Alesdair H. Ittelson, Director of Law & Policy, interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth
• Sean Saifa Wall, Co-Founder, Intersex Justice Project

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  • Hanging in the Balance: Portraits from the BAGLY Prom

Work by Zoe Perry-Wood

Zoe Perry-Wood’s photographs are the result of a ten-year project photographing the Boston Alliance of Gay & Lesbian Youth (BAGLY) Prom. These powerful images capture the balance between youth, vulnerability and defensive self-protection.

Please join us for a discussion with the artist:

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
5:00 PM
Goldenson Building (200 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA), Room 122
Harvard Medical School

6:00 PM
Prom-themed reception
Transit Gallery
Gordon Hall (25 Shattuck St, Boston, MA)
Harvard Medical School

This event is sponsored by the Countway Library of Medicine and the HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership.

For more information, please email: Tania_Rodriguez@hms.harvard.edu.
All members of the Harvard community – as well as affiliated hospitals – are welcome to attend.
NO RSVP required.

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