NEWSLETTER

 

FEBRUARY 2015

 

***Harvard Medical School Events***

 

Dimensions

Head over to The Transit Gallery (Gordon Hall, Basement) to see this photography exhibit sponsored by the HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, the Office of Human Resources and The Transit Gallery. Dimensions of Harvard Medical School is a celebration of our diversity and intersectionality through a collection of photographs and personal narratives.

 

Monday, March 2, 2015 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Alvin F. Poussaint MD: Memories from the Selma March 1965

Dr. Poussaint will present his slides from the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. He was serving as Southern Field Director of the Medical Committee for Human Rights and walked the entire march to provide medical care to the marchers. Sponsored by the Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs. Location: Cannon Room (Building C) and lunch will be served. Contact barbara_sweeny@hms.harvard.edu for more info.

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 6 PM – 8 PM

LGBTQ at Division of Medical Sciences (DMS) at Harvard Medical School Kick-off

Join us for the first meeting of a social group for LGBTQ graduate students at the Longwood campus. There will be pizza, snacks and cookies. All LGBTQ students are welcome to attend. Contact mjennewein@g.harvard.edu for more info about this event and new group. Location: TMEC 442, Graduate Student Lounge. (Poster attached – please post where you can!)

 

Friday, March 27, 2015 from 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Spring Happy Hour for LGBT & Allies groups from MGH, BWHC, DFCI, CHB, HMS and BIDMC!

Open to all HMS and HMS-affiliated LGBT staff and LGBT health leaders. Come dance and mingle at this spring happy hour sponsored by the ERGs from the hospitals and the LGBT Office of HMS/HSDM. There will be free appetizers and a DJ. Location: Wild Rover Boston (Upstairs), 61 Chatham Street, Boston. RSVP: jessica_halem@hms.harvard.edu or your ERG leader.

 

March 30 – April 2, 2015

Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, in collaboration with AAMC and Cook Ross, is hosting two new Unconscious Bias Training programs. This is a special opportunity to participate in this unique, evidence-based training.

 

Save the Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture & Diversity Awards Ceremony

Click here for a list of the recipients of the 2014-2015 Diversity Awards. "Slavery After Death: The Unfree Origins of American Medicine" with Keynote Speaker Craig Steven Wilder, PhD, Professor and Head, History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Location: Benjamin Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

 

Save the Date: May 4 – 8, 2015

Leadership and Faculty Development Conference and Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting

 

***Harvard University Events***

 

Friday, March 27, 2015 from 10 AM – 3 PM

After Marriage: The Future of LGBT Activism

Prominent lawyers and activists examine crucial issues facing the LGBT movement in this final installment of the 2014-15 Gender and Sexuality Seminar Series. Attendance is free but registration is required: http://wgs.fas.harvard.edu/aftermarriage. Location: Harvard University, Thompson Room, Barker Center 110, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA.

 

***National Bio-Medical Events***

 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Deadline for Abstracts

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world's largest and oldest association of LGBT healthcare professionals. GLMA is calling for abstracts for its 33rd Annual Conference, which will be held September 24-26, 2015, in Portland, Oregon. GLMA’s Annual Conference is the premier, interdisciplinary LGBT health conference and the world’s largest scientific gathering devoted to LGBT health issues and concerns.

Please keep in touch with the HMS DICP LGBT Office if you are attending and/or presenting at this conference as plans for an HMS mixer are in the works!

 

May 1-3, 2015
LGBT Health Workforce Conference, NYC

The LGBT Health Workforce Conference provides an overview of up-to-date practices (climate and educational) in preparing the health care workforce to address the health concerns of LGBT communities. This conference is designed for health professionals (M.D., D.O., P.A.-C., nurses, dentists, podiatrists, social workers, psychologists, etc.), educators, and students (pre-health professions, professional schools, and graduate), but all interested are invited to attend.

 

Students should apply for funding for these conferences through the Center for Primary Care or Open Gate (The Open Gate is a nonprofit organization formed in 1987 to provide funding for activities at Harvard University that benefit LGBT students, faculty, staff, and alumni.)