Calendar of Events

September 24, 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
602 Cathedral of Learning

Tara Cook, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics
Division of General Internal Medicine

Krissy Moehling, PhD, MPH
Senior Research Project Coordinator, PittVax
Department of Family Medicine

September 25, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
4th Floor Scaife Hall

Michael Halpern, MD
Associate Professor, Health Administration and Policy
Temple University College of Public Health

C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture Series

September 27, 2018 - 3:00pm

3:00 - 5:00 pm     1414 Cathedral of Learning

Afternoon Panel:  Traditional and Emerging Methods for Narrative Research:  Tools for data collection and analysis

5:30 - 7:15 pm     G23 Public Health

Evening Panel:   Narrative Methods Laboratory: A conversation with the widow of a double hand tranplant patient

September 28, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
G-46 Barco Law Building
September 28, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue TBD

Jasbir K. Puar, PhD
Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
Rutgers University


September 29, 2018 (All day)
Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV
October 8, 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
602 Cathedral of Learning

Ami McKay
Journalist, playwright, and novelist
Nova Scotia, Canada

October 11, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
602 Cathedral of Learning

Mary Zaborskis
Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities
Affiliated with the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program
and the Children’s Literature Program

October 12, 2018 -
11:30am to 5:00pm
Barco Law Building, Ground Floor

Opening Lecture:
  Incentives for Promoting LGBTQ Youth Health
  Craig Konnoth, JD
  Associate Professor of Law
  University of Colorado Law School

Abstract: Law and social mores have engaged with parents of LGBT youth in three ways: originally, they would incent parents to engage in LGBT-harming activities (e.g. sexual orientation or gender identity change efforts).  Today, the law somewhat prohibits such harmful interventions, but leaves many gaps that increase risks to young people’s health and well-being. There are legal efforts to address those gaps, but legislation is needed. Moving forward, social and legislative initiatives should incent LGBT-promoting activities. 

Keynote Lecture:
  Empowering LGBT Youth to Thrive
  Zena Sharman, PhD
  LGBTQ+ health advocate, author and strategist
  Director, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research 

Abstract: This talk will explore strategies for empowering LGBT youth and what the adults who care for, serve, and study them can do to support LGBT youth to thrive. Drawing on evidence from research and practice, the talk will demonstrate the importance of approaches to LGBT youth health and wellbeing that are strengths-based, that situate youth in families, communities, and cultures, and that are grounded in an intersectional analysis of systemic oppression and root causes of health disparities. By examining lessons from the past, the talk will conclude with reflections on how we can empower LGBT youth to imagine a future in which they and their peers are able to thrive.

October 18, 2018 (All day) to October 21, 2018 (All day)
Disneyland Hotel Anaheim, CA
October 30, 2018 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Barco Law Building Ground Floor, Courtroom

Jeannie Suk Gersen
John H. Watson, Jr. Professor of Law
Harvard Law School

Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine & Psychiatry

November 5, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
A115 Public Health

Jim Lavery, PhD
Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics
Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health

November 6, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
4th Floor Scaife Hall

Jan Herman, MA
Retired Historian of the Navy Medical Department

C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture Series

November 27, 2018 (All day) to November 28, 2018 (All day)
University Club