LGBTQ+ Initiatives

The CUIMC Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion works collaboratively with CUIMC faculty and groups to support the needs of its LGBTQ+ community. Through special lectures, workshops, facilitated mentoring opportunities, resources and networking initiatives, the Office aims to promote a more affirming, diverse and inclusive environment.

Peer Mentoring Series for LGBTQ+ Faculty

The Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion facilitates a regular peer mentorship program designed to support the academic needs of CUIMC's LGBTQ+ faculty community. All sessions are faculty-driven and focus on different topics. For more information, please contact our office: women_diversefaculty@cumc.columbia.edu.

OUTlist

The OUTlist aims to provide a forum for faculty to self-identify as LGBTQ+ members of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons community to help facilitate connections with one another, develop a community, and foster mentoring and collaborative networks across the school. All are welcome to join.    

Join the VP&S Faculty OUTlist here

Past Lectures

“Building the Next Generation of LGBTQ+ Academic Physicians”

June 8, 2021

Speaker: 

  • John Paul Sánchez, MD, MPH, Executive Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences Center, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of New Mexico, Interim Executive Diversity Officer, Professor & Vice Chair DEI, Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

More information

Video recording

“Trans Identity, Puberty Suppression and the Brain: Is Practice Ahead of the Science?”

May 30, 2019

A special lecture and panel discussion focusing on the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Moderator:

  • Anke A. Ehrhardt, PhD, Director of the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health and the Program for the Study of LGBT Health, Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NYS Psychiatric Institute

Panelists:

  • Walter O. Bockting, PhD, Co-Director of the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health and the Program for the Study of LGBT Health, Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry and Nursing), Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, NYS Psychiatric Institute and Columbia School of Nursing
  • Annelou L.C. de Vries, MD, PhD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Departments of Pediatrics, Pediatric Psychology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria, VU University Medical Center
  • Bruce S. McEwen, PhD, Alfred E. Mirsky Professor, Head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, The Rockefeller University

"A Vision for LGBT Health"

April 3, 2014

A special lecture and panel discussion focusing on the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Plenary Speaker:

  • Walter O Bockting, PhD, Co-Director, LGBT Health Initiative, Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health, Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry and Nursing), College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University & NYS Psychiatric Institute

Moderators:

  • Anke A Ehrhardt, PhD, Director, Division of Gender, Sexuality, & Health & the LGBT Health Initiative, Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University & NYS Psychiatric Institute
  • Jonathan Amiel, MD, Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, CUMC, Faculty Liaison for LGBT Students, College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, Columbia University School of Nursing, Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Kenneth Mayer, MD, Medical Research Director, Fenway Health, Co-Director of The Fenway Institute, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Attending Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Jack Pula, MD, Instructor, Clinical Psychiatry, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, Chairperson of the Transgender Committee, Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists

Resources

  • The Columbia University LGBTQ+ Guide provides a comprehensive one-stop living repository of campus resources and recommendations for how we can be better, more visible LBGTQ+ allies
  • Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry has a wide variety of programming relating to LGBTQ+ issues
  • Office of the Provost’s LGBTQ+ Legal and Workplace Resources for Columbia University
  • The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School's mission is to formulate new approaches to complex issues facing gender and sexual justice movements 
  • The School of Nursing’s Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research (CSGMHR) works to improve the health and lives of sexual and gender minority people by helping to close gaps in knowledge, reduce health disparities, and improve quality of life for current and future generations of SGM people
  • The Program for the Study of LGBT Health promotes the health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and communities through the key areas of research, clinical practice, education and innovative policy development.  
  • The Lambda Health Alliance provides a supportive space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people at Columbia University Irving Medical Center by organizing social events, panel discussions, lectures and film festivals

Please visit the Calendar of Events for upcoming program dates. 

For more information, please email: women_diversefaculty@cumc.columbia.edu.