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Robert-Garofalo-MD-200x275.jpg"Advancing the Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth"

Robert Garofalo MD, MPH

Thursday, May 12, 2011, 4:30 PM

University of Minnesota

Mayo Memorial Auditorium

425 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

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

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.

Joycelyn-Elders-MD-BW200x226.jpgFormer US Surgeon General, Joycelyn Elders, MD, will attend the lecture as a discussant.

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

Event co-sponsors

Boynton Health Service

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics

GLBTA Programs Office

Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center, Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

School of Public Health

SHADE (Sexual Health Awareness and Disease Education)

Teenwise Minnesota

Transgender Commission

Youth and AIDS Projects, Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine


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