Sex, Gender, Health

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Sex, Gender, Health Symposium 2015:
Transgender Health and Wellness

November 4th-5th, 2015

Tiq Milan giving a talk on Transgender Health, at Butler Auditorium, UB South Campus

In our ongoing effort to explore the relationships between sex, gender, and health, our 3rd annual symposium focuses on Transgender Health. Transgender people have particular health disparities as compared to the overall population. It is crucial to understand these disparities, while not assuming that all transgender people have the same needs. Our keynote speaker for this event is Tiq Milan a Senior Media Strategist for National News – GLAAD; Co-Organizer of #ThisIsLuv. His lived experiences as a transgender, African American male and his work as an author, media spokesman, and actor will inform his talk.

For more information on Tiq Milan:  

Students in conversation with Tiq Milan at UB's Intercultural Diversity Center



Sex, Gender, Health Symposium 2014:
Narrating Wellness

March 25, 2014

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Statistics cannot capture individuals’ and communities’ complex, lived experiences of disease, injury, resilience, and well-being. Through a day of instruction and interaction, this symposium exposed participants to diverse narratives of wellness and examined how such deeper perspectives can enrich research and practice at the intersection of Sex, Gender, and Health. 

The symposium's opening panel consisted of Dr. Mike Rembis (UB History and Center for Disability Studies), Dr. Linda Pessar (UB Psychiatry), and Dr. Jim Bono (UB History)

Dr. Mike Rembis (UB History and Center for Disability Studies presents his talk, "Perfectable You: Gender, Narrative Ethics, and Wellness"

Susan Mann Dolce from UB Accessibility Resources presents the film "Voices from the ADA Generation"


Women in Medicine: A Panel Discussion
October 24, 2013

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Sex, Gender, Health:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives Symposium

 Download the full program here.

Friday, March 1, 2013
Harriman Hall 105, UB South Campus

Sex, Gender, Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Sex and Gender Medicine is distinct from women’s health (ovaries, uterus, etc) and men’s health (prostate, erectile dysfunction, etc). Understanding the intersections between sex, gender and wellbeing will improve health outcomes for all. Men (and male animals) have been the basis of much biomedical research, but males are not normative for the whole species, and females are not a deviation from the norm. Both sex and gender differences have been found in:

  • Prevalence
  • Susceptibility
  • Symptoms
  • Pathophysiology
  • Likelihood to seek treatment
  • Treatments offered
  • Response to Treatment
  • Morbidity and Mortality

Sex and Gender Medicine is not intended to be a political endeavor.  Rather, Sex and Gender Medicine, as an academic discipline, seeks to advance a rigorous evidence-based approach to issues concerning sex and gender differences in science and medicine, in access, and in the law.  Sex and Gender Medicine will ultimately improve health outcomes for all.

This symposium will bring together UB faculty and community leaders to provide information, stimulate discussion, and initiate novel interactions. This conference will be a venue to present sex and gender health research as well as to discuss educational best practices for incorporating sex and gender health into the curriculum.

Speakers Include:

Gale Burstein, Erie Co. Health Commissioner, School of Medicine
"The Significance of Sex in Sexually Transmitted Infections"

Lucinda Finley, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, UB School of Law
"Gender and Health: Legal Implications"

Robert Genco, UB School of Oral Biology:
"Sex Differences in Oral Health and Systemic Disease"

Kim Griswold, UB School of Medicine:
"Gender-Based Violence and Refugee Women"

Stella King, UB School of Medecine
"Substance Abuse in Women"

Susan Mangold, UB School of Law:
"Community-Based Participatory Research: A Study of the
Relationship Between Sources and Types of Funding and Mental
Health Outcomes for Children in Foster Care in Ohio"

Mary Murphy, Family Justice Center:
"Domestic Violence and Abuse and the Unique Family Justice Center"

Mike Rembis, UB History, Disabilities Studies:
"Assessing Healthcare: What Your Doctor Probably Forgot to Mention"

Suzanne Tomkins, UB School of Law:
"Overcoming Barriers: Protecting Pets of Victims of Domestic Violence"





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