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Navigating Burnout: Planning for Social Settings

This is our second post in our series Navigating Burnout. In this session, we will look at how to handle fatigue in social settings This post-election season brought many concerns around LGBTQ+ wellness under the next presidential administration. We had hoped Health Equality for All and universal human dignity would win this election and continue …

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Paul David Terry, MNA
Co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog.

Shea Hazarian
Improving OUTcomes coordinator and co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog.

Edward J. Callahan, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Committee

Health Equality for All, One Step at a Time

Improving OUTcomes 2016 has drawn to a successful conclusion. We appreciate all of you who joined us for this nourishing conversation. But as we close the conference, we have to begin work on planning next year’s conference. How do people committed to a lifelong effort to accomplish health equity for all sustain their energy for …

175p CallahanEdward J. Callahan, PhD
University of California, Davis Health System
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Committee

Young Voices, Dreaming Large Needed for LGBTQIA Health Equity – Apply Here!

As a queer, genderfluid Punjabi person of color, I want to shake up your thinking. To know me, you ought to know that my gender pronouns are she, her, they, them. I am an undergraduate student committed to becoming a physician so I can provide and advocate for equitable healthcare for LGBTQIA communities. As healthcare …

This blog submission is from a current UC Davis undergraduate student who wishes to remain anonymous.

A Self Reflective Lens

As we try to look objectively on the world, it seems like the last thing you would need was a self-reflective lens! The focus looks like it is in the wrong direction! But the irony is that unless we understand ourselves, we cannot be objective looking at the world outside ourselves. Developed by a team …

175p CallahanEdward J. Callahan, PhD
University of California, Davis Health System
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Committeee

LGBT Medical Students Are More Distressed Than Their Heterosexual Peers

A couple of years ago a medical student who was considering gender transition contacted me to inquire about training as a surgeon. This gender-variant individual of color was attending a medical school somewhere in the Mid-West and had suffered appalling experiences of discrimination. After much soul-searching, they decided that no surgery training program would be …

Andrés F. Sciolla, MD

Dr. Sciolla is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis, Co-Director of the Doctoring 2 course at the School of Medicine and Medical Director of a community mental health clinic, the Northgate Point Regional Support Team in Sacramento, California. He graduated from the University Of Chile School Of Medicine and is a board-certified psychiatrist.

Psychology and Sexual Minorities: Removing the Stigma, 40 Years On

Not so long ago, homosexuality was triply stigmatized. Throughout much of the 20th century, in addition to being condemned as a sin and prosecuted as a crime, it was assumed by the mental health professions to be an illness. Although that assumption was never based on valid scientific research, the stigma attached to homosexuality impelled …

Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 7.39.16 PM copyDr. Gregory Herek
Professor
UC Davis Department of Psychology

Professor Herek is an internationally recognized authority on prejudice against sexual minorities, anti-gay violence, and AIDS-related stigma. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from UC Davis in 1983, then was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. He subsequently served as a faculty member at Yale and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York before returning to UCD, first as a research psychologist and later as a tenured professor. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog Beyond Homophobia.

Welcome to Improving OUTcomes!

Why do we know so little about all sexual minorities and their health? In the Western World, we are privately fascinated with things sexual (we use sex to sell everything from beer to cars). As a culture, though, we have lived by an unwritten rule of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell for a very long time! …

175p CallahanEdward J. Callahan, PhD
University of California, Davis Health System
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Committee