Our survey seeks to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the coronavirus, on people with HIV (PWH) and people who identify as sexual and/or gender minorities (SGM; i.e., LGBTQ+ people). Your responses and lived experiences are important in helping us understand how this disease is impacting our communities. This survey is completely anonymous. If you complete the survey, you will be paid $10 through an online visa gift card for your time.
Many of you have been working hard to get the FDA ban on MSM and blood donations overturned. As you know, it recently got changed to a three month abstinence period. Which is still fear based and not science based. Along with the AMA, GLMA, your advocacy, op/eds – the national LGBTQ organization GLAAD is working on a public education campaign.
Some great LGBTQ doctors on the West Coast are aiming to get some great LGBTQ doctors from Harvard engaged in this work. Two ways:
The coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19) will affect aspects of our lives, all over the world, in many ways. As the coming weeks and months unfold, we will begin to understand better the impacts and effective responses to the outbreak. In broader public health discussions, sexual and reproductive health and rights can be overlooked. Outbreaks can heighten vulnerabilities of different population groups, accentuate gender inequities and lead to neglect of the needs and rights of the most marginalized, including women and girls, refugees, migrants, people living with disability, people living with HIV, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. The pressure on health services could disrupt routine maternity, contraceptive, abortion and other sexual and reproductive health services. Social and economic pressures may increase domestic and gender-based violence and sexual exploitation. The protection of human rights is an ongoing concern during this global threat.
Research opportunity in psychiatry/addiction medicine/primary care
Hi everyone! My name is Michal McDowell - I graduated from HMS in 2018 and am currently a PGY-2 in psychiatry at MGH/McLean. I am working on a systematic review exploring integration of services for substance use disorders in primary care. Our team needs assistance both in abstract review, as well as drafting the paper for submission. This research opportunity will include 10-15 hours of abstract review + additional time for paper drafting and offers the opportunity for publication.
Call for Proposals: The Tegan and Sara Foundation announces $20,000 in new funding for rapid response to COVID-19. Support for small nonprofits, youth leaders, creators, educators and others assisting the LGBTQ+ community through the pandemic.
The purpose of this grant is to support hypothesis-generating research among transgender people with the objective of characterizing the biological and immunological impact of the interventions (hormones, drugs and surgical) used for gender reassignment and their impact on susceptibility to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI).
CALL FOR PAPERS: Addressing Critical Gaps in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research
LGBT Health is the premier peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting optimal health and health care for all sexual and gender minority (SGM) persons worldwide. The Journal focuses specifically on health while maintaining sufficient breadth to address policy, legislative, educational, and training issues relevant to health care provision and health outcomes. The Journal aims to advance an intersectional understanding of the health needs particular to each SGM population and to improve access to and delivery of affirming clinically and culturally competent health care.
We are seeking novel, high-quality original research articles and systematic reviews and meta-analyses that address gaps in critical areas of SGM health research, including the following:
The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation invites submissions of original research papers and case studies related to the topic of Addressing Bias and Reducing Discrimination in Health Professions Learning Environments for possible publication in a special supplement of Academic Medicine
Seeking student for assistance with a systematic review exploring gender identity measurement and psychometrics in human subjects research. Expectations involve aiding with screening abstracts and full-text publications for study inclusion, bias assessment, and qualitative data extraction of article content. Student will be trained in these areas with expectation of attendance at team meetings. If interested, please contact Ari Tabaac (Ari.Tabaac@childrens.harvard.edu) with a copy of your CV and any questions you may have about the project.