Tony Dao, MD – Chair
The Education Committee addresses the training of faculty, trainees, and staff around core principles regarding LGBTQIA+ health to promote respect for persons, decrease implicit bias and microaggressions, and increase visibility of LGBTQIA+ health issues.
- Partnering with LGBTQmed and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) to create mini, just-in-time LGBTQ-learning modules
- Create standardized LGBTQIA+ training module, partnering with residency programs to offer to their residents
- Grand Rounds in the Department of Medicine
- LGBTQIA+ Health Week (in partnership with LGBTQ+med)
Will Johansen, MD – Chair
The Community Committee interfaces with the Washington University School of Medicine and the St Louis community. Its goal is to increase the visibility of OUTmed, its constituents, and LGBTQIA+ policies and issues.
- Volunteer with the Spot each Tuesday
- Volunteer at Pride Festival St Louis
- Create and participate in social networking events
Pouya Joolharzadeh, MD – Chair
The Recruitment Committee focuses on creating visibility, providing resources, and increasing recruitment, retainment, and promotion of LGBTQIA+ faculty, trainees, and staff.
- Created an OUTmed slide for residency and faculty recruitment
- Hosting Special Event nights for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Department of Medicine Fellowships Interview
- Sent recommendations to the Graduate Medical Education Committee regarding best LGBTQIA+ recruitment practices and currently available OUTmed resources
- Working on implementing SO/GI data collection throughout the School of Medicine
Meghan Campbell, PhD – Chair
The Mentorship Committee runs the OUTmentor Program and its associated programming. The program was open to MD faculty, trainees, and students from 2017-2020, and it expanded to the PhD programs in 2021.
- Expansion to PhD programs for 2021-2022
- Creating new benchmarks for mentorship families
- Creating programming involving mentorship, coaching, and sponsorship for group families
Joseph Cherabie, MD, MBA – Chair
The Research Committee aims to increase visibility of LGBTQIA+ research, foster collaboration, and connect students with faculty mentors.
- Working on publishing 2019 SO/GI Workforce Data
- Creating an inventory of existing projects and researchers working on LGBTQIA+ research
- Capturing SO/GI data on surveys and in the Department of Medicine
Eric Ricker, OD – Chair
This committee is brand new and will focus on Washington University School of Medicine policies, St Louis policies, and statewide policies.