Celebrate Pride Month with NJMS

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month kicked-off at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in celebratory fashion. On Friday, June 1, Robert L. Johnson, MD, FAAP, The Sharon and Joseph L. Muscarelle Dean of New Jersey Medical School, unveiled a new LGBT flag in the grand foyer of the school’s Medical Science Building (MSB).

“An integral thread in the tapestry of diversity at NJMS, we recognize the many trainees, students, faculty and staff members, and patients who are proudly LGBTQA identified,” said Johnson. “Their visibility and inclusion is critical to addressing unique health issues, eliminating health disparities, and optimizing health outcomes for the LGBT community.”

Closing out the unveiling ceremony, Dr. Johnson shared that the flag will be on full display throughout the month of June. Also, NJMS will continue to celebrate LGBT Pride Month with a series of special events led by members of the community.

For more information or to register for Pride Month events at NJMS, please contact the Office for Diversity and Community Engagement (ODACE) at 973-972-3762. Inquires may also be emailed to jp.sanchez@njms.rutgers.edu or pettime@njms.rutgers.edu.

  • June 5th 5:30 pm – 7 pm
    Mentoring LGBTQA Trainees and Faculty
     
    MSB, B-level, Room 646
    *Dinner provided

Co-Facilitators
Petros Levounis, MD, MA, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, NJMS

Lisa Pompeo, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health, NJMS

John Paul Sanchez, MD, MPH, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, NJMS

  • June 13, 4 pm – 5 pm
    NIH Webinar: Update on Grant and Professional Development Opportunities through the NIH Office for Sexual and Gender Minority Research
    MSB, B-level, Room 646
    *Snacks provided
  • June 14, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
    LGBTQ Excellence at Rutgers NJMS-UH 
    MSB, C-level, Room 671
    *Lunch provided

Confirmed Speakers
John Paul Sanchez, MD, MPH, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, NJMS

Taylor Carlsen, President, Out@NJMS, NJMS

Carl A. Kirton, DNP, MBA, RN, ANP, Chief Nursing Officer, University Hospital

Petros Levounis, MD, MA, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, NJMS

Marc Einstein, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health, NJMS

Lisa Pompeo, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health, NJMS

Jonathan D. Keith, MD, BS, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, NJMS

Michelle Dalla-Piazza, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, NJMS

Sari Bentsianov, MD, Assistant Professor-Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, NJMS

Noa’a Shimoni, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, NJMS