Honoring LGBTQIA+ Health Stories

Honoring LGBTQIA+ Health StoriesLGBTQIA+ Panel and International Luncheon12:30 – 2 p.m. | Harrell Medical Education Building Learning Studio Room 125; Virtual viewing available

Embrace cultural diversity at the College of Medicine through a culinary experience. Sample food from various cultures beginning at 12:30 p.m., with a panel discussion beginning at 1 p.m. The panel, hosted by the Health Science Center Libraries, will focus on topics important to the LGBTQIA+ community. Join in person or via Zoom.

Lunch provided to the first 100 attendees.

Meet the panelists:

  • Dr. Oliver Grundmann (he/him/his) serves as the director and faculty adviser for the online Master of Science and graduate certificate programs in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology at the UF College of Pharmacy. He is co-chair of the College of Pharmacy’s LGBTQ+ & Allies Subcommittee, which will create and sustain a forum for college-level dialogue on issues directly related to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary members of the community and their allies.
  • Dr. Corey Richardson (he/him/his), a UF graduate, is the CEO and clinical director of Integrated Care of Greater Hickory Inc. (ICGH), which offers medical, behavioral, pharmacy, transitional housing, transportation and comprehensive toxicology services to multiple counties in North Carolina. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, coming out in the late ’80s (at the height if the AIDS epidemic), Dr. Richardson has been in recovery from drugs and alcohol himself for over 22 years, and his personal recovery journey guides his clinical practice, company mission and educational efforts.
  • Joanna “Joey” Conner (she/her/hers), LCSW, works at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is one of the LGBT veteran care coordinators for the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, and in this position, she promotes the health, welfare and dignity of LGBT veterans and their families while also focusing on ensuring a safe, welcoming and affirmative environment when providing sensitive and high-quality health care services. Her work also involves helping and providing psycho-educational support for veterans identifying as transgender and non-binary.
  • Dr. Kate Hitchcock (she/ella) is a retired aircraft carrier driver and assistant professor of radiation oncology at UF who loves teaching medicine, engineering and quality improvement/patient safety. When not in the clinic or working on clinical research, she explores the natural beauty of Florida with her family. She writes the oncology blog for Medscape.

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