Advancing the Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth

(reposted from University of Minnesota)

On May 12, 2011, Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, will discuss the process and findings of the recent Institutes of Medicine (IOM) Committee Report, The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People. He will summarize and contextualize the state of the science as it exists for LGBT youth and, as suggested by the IOM, offer a paradigm for the next generation of academic work for this vulnerable population.

Dr. Garofalo is an associate professor of Pediatrics and Preventative Medicine at Northwestern University Fienberg School of Medicine. He is also an attending physician at Children’s Memorial Hospital where he directs the Adolescent/Young Adult HIV Program. Dr. Garofalo is a national authority on LGBT health issues, adolescent sexuality, and HIV clinical care and prevention. He has been the principal investigator on five National Institute of Medicine (NIH) and two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded research grants and serves as a co-investigator on three additional NIH-funded projects. He is the former past-president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. In 2010, Dr. Garofalo served as a committee member for the National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities.

Former U.S. Surgeon General, Joycelyn Elders, MD, will be present as the lecture discussant.

ROBERT GAROFALO, MD, MPH

Thursday, May 12, 2011
4:30 pm
Mayo Memorial Auditorium
425 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Free and open to the public. Please allow for extra travel time to campus due to Central Corridor Light Rail construction.

Please join us for the John Money Lecture in Pediatric Sexology hosted by the Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School.

For more information visit
http://z.umn.edu/moneylecture

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