LGBT Convocation Week Luncheon

In 2011, Chancellor Collins created an LGBT Luncheon to welcome LGBT faculty, Staff and students during convocation week. This luncheon is an opportunity for the entire academic health science community to come together to welcome and support our LGBT community and to hear from a speaker on LGBT Health issues.

 

5th Annual Convocation Luncheon 2016 speaker ROBYN OCHS, Ed.M.

September 13, 2016 12:00 Noon

Faculty Conference Room

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Robyn Ochs

She is a speaker, author and consultant, on issues related to sexual orientation, gender and identity through an interdisciplinary and intersectional lens.

The Convocation Week Luncheon is an opportunity for our entire academic and clinical community to come together to welcome and celebrate our LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. Join the luncheon Tuesday, September 13, noon to 1 pm, Faculty Conference Room, University Campus. The speaker is Robyn Ochs, EdM, a world-renowned lecturer, author and consultant on issues related to sexual orientation, gender and identity through an interdisciplinary and intersectional lens. Register today. Download flier. The event is sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Office and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity Subcommittee.

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Our 2015 keynote speaker was John Paul Sánchez, MD, MPH.

September 8, 2015 12:00 Noon
Faculty Conference Room 


This event is sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Office and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Sub-Committee of the CEOD 

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John Paul Sanchez, MD, MPH

Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Assistant Professor, Emergency Department
Office of Diversity and Community Engagement
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Board Member and Chair of Clinical Committee, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Principal Investigator, Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians Initiative, www.bngap.org

Dr. Sánchez is deeply honored to serve as the keynote speaker for the LGBT Convocation at University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.  Being raised in the Bronx during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and witnessing marked health disparities endured by his community, in terms of substance abuse, poor living conditions, and chronic disease, drove his passion and interest in public health and medicine.   

Dr. Sánchez is nationally recognized for his scholarship and leadership related to LGBT health.  As a medical student, he helped found the first LGBT Center in the Bronx, NYC.  As a resident he Co-Chaired the LGBT Task Force of the Group on Diversity and Inclusion, of the Association of American Medical Colleges and led a charge to promote LGBT Inclusion at over 140+ medical schools across the United States.  He is the Past Founding Chair of the Einstein LGBT Steering Committee, of the Office of Student Affairs at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein); a committee charged with promoting a supportive climate for LGBT students (including M.D., Masters, Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral students) at Einstein. He led the committee in developing a graduate level Safe Zone Program and in integrating LGBT content in medical and resident education.  He is Past Chair of the national LGBT Health Workforce Conference; which provides an overview of up-to-date practices (climate and educational) in preparing the health care workforce to address the health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.  Most recently he joined the Board of the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, the only free-standing clinic in NY dedicated to providing sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s LGBT communities, and serves as the Chair of Callen-Lorde’s Clinical Committee.  In honor of his work, including publishing 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, the Latino Medical Student Association, initiated a new award in his name – the JP Sanchez Scholarship on LGBTQ Research.

Dr. Sánchez attained his Masters of Public Health, with a concentration in the epidemiology of infectious diseases, from the Yale School of Public Health.  He attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and then completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Jacobi/Montefiore Medical Center.  Three years after completing residency, he joined Rutgers New Jersey Medical School as the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion. 

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