UAHS LGBTQ+ Symposium & Community Fair

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

University of Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium
Eugene F. Levy Building
1515 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724

UAHS LGBTQ+ Symposium & Community Fair

The UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group presents the first UAHS LGBTQ+ Symposium and Community Fair. Keynote speakers and distinguished presenters will be presenting on research and resources that is available for the LGBTQ+ community and allies. There will also be several breakout sessions with presentations from community partners, a poster session, and a community fair throughout the day.

Light refreshments and food provided! Please RSVP:

Schedule of Events:

10:00-10:30 AM - Susan Stryker, Ph.D., UA Gender & Women’s Studies, What Transpires Now: Transgender in the Trump Era, Distinguished Keynote Address
10:30-11:00 AM - Bea Velazquez, MA, Southern Arizona Aids Foundation, The Strength in Our Stories: Centering Cultural Resiliency in Health and Prevention Education for LGBTQ Youth and Youth of Color
11:00-11:30 AM - Francisco Moreno, MD, All of US, The All of Us Research Program and the Promise of Precision Medicine for LGBT Communities
11:30 AM-Noon - Noreen Olsen, Colby Olsen Foundation, We Are Better Together!
Noon-12:30 PM - Poster Session, Deanna Lewis (Roadmap to Recovery for Survivors of Sexual Assault), Souksavanh T. Keovorabouth, Diné (Navajo) (Two Spirit Identity Among Tribal Communities: The Effects of Intergenerational Trauma on Queer Native Young Adult Well-Being)
Noon-12:30 PM - Russell Toomey, Ph.D., UA Family Studies and Human Development, SGM Health Disparities and the Importance of Within-Group Variability
12:30-1:00 PM - Andrew Cronyn, MD, FAAP, El Rio Health, The Road to Activism: El Rio and LGBTQ Health, Keynote Address
1:00-2:00 PM - Sandy Davenport, Pima Council on Aging & Lavina Tomer, SeniorPride, Inclusive Care for LGBTQ+ Older Adults
1:30-2:00 PM - Liane Wong, President, Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce, Who creates $1.7 trillion to the US economy?
2:00-2:30 PM - Scott Blades, Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network, TIHAN’s Community-Based Response: 25 Years of HIV Support Services
2:30-3:00 PM - Jackie Hunter, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Banner Health, Here for Everyone
3:00-4:00 PM - Community Fair & Networking

Feel free to attend any or all sessions. We encourage all to attend the poster sessions during lunch and /or the community fair & networking sessions. For more information about keynote speakers and breakout sessions, please visit:


Keynote Speakers

Susan Stryker, Ph.D. - Distinguished Keynote Speaker

Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies

Topic: What Transpires Now: Transgender in the Trump Era

Susan Stryker is an award-winning scholar and Emmy-award winning filmmaker whose historical research, theoretical writing, and creative works have helped shape the cultural conversation on transgender topics since the early 1990s. Dr. Stryker earned her Ph.D. in United States History at the University of California-Berkeley in 1992, later held a Ford Foundation/Social Science Research Council post-doctoral fellowship in sexuality studies at Stanford University, and has been a distinguished visiting faculty member at Harvard University, Northwestern University, Johns Hopkins University, University of California-Santa Cruz, Macquarie University in Sydney, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. She is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of numerous books and anthologies, including Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area (Chronicle 1996), Queer Pulp: Perverse Passions in the Golden Age of the Paperback (Chronicle 2000), The Transgender Studies Reader (Routledge 2006), Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution (Seal Press 2008, 2017), and The Transgender Studies Reader 2 (2013).

Andrew Cronyn, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician, El Rio Health

Topic: The Road to Activism: El Rio and LGBTQ Health

Andrew Cronyn, MD, FAAP is one of the founding pediatricians for El Rio Community Health Center’s Medical Home for Transgender Youth. He was the QI coordinator for El Rio’s program to improve care for LGBTQ patients and to collect and utilize sexual orientation and gender identity data on all patients. He has been a pediatrician at El Rio, in Tucson, Arizona for a total of seven years. He started his career with an eight-year stint as a pediatrician at Family Care Health Centers in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was fulfilling his four-year commitment as a National Health Service Corps scholar.  Dr. Cronyn was previously an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arizona. He is currently serving on the executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics executive committee for the Section on LGBT Health and Welfare.  He graduated medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency and was a chief resident at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.  He lives with his husband and their 14-year-old son in Tucson, Arizona.

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