Tag: patient experience

What’s the Deal With Gender Pronouns?

Hello, blogosphere! My name is Shea, I work at the UC Davis School of Medicine, and my gender pronouns are she/her/hers.

Shea Hazarian is an Academic Programs Analyst at UC Davis Health and the Improving OUTcomes Conference coordinator. She earned a BA in Sociology from the University of San Francisco and currently works to develop multiple LGBTQ+ health initiatives at the Health System.

Queering Up the Pap Process

Hospital waiting rooms are never fun. There’s this strange stillness that takes over everything. Time moves slower. The lights are brighter, but still manage to dim the surroundings. Everybody around me is speaking like Teddy Ruxpin in need of new batteries. I can’t stop my legs from nervously shaking. It’s been nine years since I’ve …

joviJovi Radtke is a Spoken Word activist who recently relocated to the Bay Area after calling Sacramento their home for a little more than 18 years. They can be seen hugging strangers, freelancing in web development and graphic design, adventuring with their wife and dog, and trying to write their first great American novel.

Blood, Sex, and Fears: The Legacy of the FDA “Gay Blood Ban”

As a boy growing up, I learned early to eat liver. With enough servings, I even learned to like it. Every time my dad gave blood, my mother cooked liver and onions for all of us because doctors recommended replenishing the body’s iron after giving that gift of life to others. With his type O …

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