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NNLM Transgender Health Series: March 31-April 12

Posted by on March 29th, 2021 Posted in: Continuing Education


Please join the Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest at the UCLA Biomedical Library and Southeastern Atlantic Region at the University of Maryland-Baltimore for our Transgender Health webinar series. With approximately 1 million adults in the U.S. identifying as Transgender and/or Gender Non-Binary (TGNB), this population experiences violence, inequities, biases, and discrimination on many levels. Less than one percent of physicians and 0.7 percent of medical students identify as TGNB, underscoring the need for quality, affirmative healthcare. These three webinars focus on the social determinants of health that create the backbone of health disparities and the resiliency this community holds.

Focus on Black Transgender Women – March 31, 2021 at 2pm-3pm ET

Aryah Lester (she/her), author, speaker and educator, is a black woman of transgender experience committed to advocacy and health for transgender communities. Dr. Cheryl Holder (she/her), Fellow in the American College of Physicians, has dedicated her medical career to serving underserved populations, especially Transgender Women. The first webinar is an exploration of the effects of intersectionality and social determinants of health on transgender women of color.

Focus on Gender Identity & Inclusivity – April 5, 2021 at 2pm-3pm ET

Dr. Alison Taur (she/her) serves as the regional lead for Nuclear Medicine in Kaiser Permanente Southern California and as a faculty member for the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. Dr. Ly Pham, MD (pronounced Lee) is nonbinary and their pronouns are they/them/theirs. Their specific areas of focus include LGBTQ+ healthcare, gender-affirming care (which includes hormone therapy), and HIV care and prevention. Drs. Taur & Pham will speak about their personal backgrounds as TGNB physicians practicing at Kaiser Permanente and their work in advocating and caring for their communities.

Focus on Mental Health & Resiliency – April 12, 2021 at 2pm-3pm ET

Dr. Ren Massey (he/his), licensed psychologist, has served on the Board of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), is Faculty & Co-Chair/Mental Health Chair of the WPATH Global Education Initiative (GEI). lore dickey (he/his), PhD, ABPP, is an expert in the field of transgender psychological services, has served as co-chair of the APA task force on guidelines for working with trans people, and is an APA fellow. This session will break down societal assumptions about the LGBTQIA+ community, their mental health needs, and resources to support them.

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