POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN TRANSGENDER HEALTH RESEARCH

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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN TRANSGENDER HEALTH DISPARITIES Job Announcement June 2018

Job Announcement

*UNIQUE AND EXCITING TRAINING OPPORTUNITY* POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN TRANSGENDER HEALTH RESEARCH

 

The Division of General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital is offering a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transgender Health Research for a highly motivated epidemiologist or skilled social/behavioral scientist. Applicants for the postdoctoral position must have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences (e.g., public health, sociology, psychology), or related fields. The research focus is HIV and related disparities in transgender populations across the life course. The postdoctoral fellow will assist with oversight and management of a new multisite cohort of transgender patients to prospectively assess medical gender affirmation, mental health, and HIV-related outcomes. They will be responsible for ongoing research activities such as developing analysis proposals, conducting data analysis, and writing manuscripts. In addition, the fellow will participate in grant writing, the development of new projects, carry out related analyses using data from other studies, and facilitate research productivity of graduate students and junior research team members. It is expected that the fellow will apply for additional funding during the fellowship. Fellowship candidates must have extensive experience conducting statistical analyses with large databases using SAS or Stata. The fellow will have a Harvard Medical School postdoctoral appointment and a research affiliation at The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, a local federally-qualified community health center specializing in LGBTQ healthcare and population research. The fellow will join a stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment with the opportunity to attend seminars, colloquia, and other regularly scheduled research activities at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and partnering institutions. Applications are actively encouraged from historically underrepresented groups.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* PhD, ScD or an equivalent doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, social and behavioral sciences (e.g., sociology, psychology), or related fields * Quantitative analysis skills and experience conducting statistical analyses with large databases, including longitudinal modeling.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Knowledge of transgender health, LGBTQ health disparities, and HIV-affected populations.

* Track record of, or strong potential for, independent funding.

 

SALARY: NIH-level postdoctoral fellowship stipend plus fringe benefits.

 

START DATE: Flexible, can be as early as July 2018.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

* Send a single PDF with current curriculum vitae, graduate school transcript, copies of two first-author publications, contact information for three references, and a one-page statement describing career goals, research interests, and reasons for applying to: Dr. Sari Reisner at sari.reisner@childrens.harvard.edu<mailto:sari.reisner@childrens.harvard.edu>

* Please put “Post-Doc Application [LAST NAME]: Transgender Health Research” in the subject line.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin June 2018. This position will remain open until a qualified applicant is found.

LACADA | substance abuse counselor (downtown LA)

LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Outpatient and Community Services Department
Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA) serves multicultural communities throughout Los Angeles County. Our mission is directed toward saving lives, empowering individuals and families, and strengthening communities through patient-centered substance use and behavioral health services. L.A. CADA envisions communities where all individuals can access services to help them achieve personal and family goals and dreams. Our values are expressed through compassionate
service, dedication, diversity, and empowerment with the utmost integrity and professionalism. For  more information, please visit http://lacada.com/2018/.

POSITION: CERTIFIED SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR
HOURS: FULL- TIME
LOCATION: 470 E. THIRD ST., SUITES A & B, LOS ANGELES, CA 90013

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position will provide direct clinical services to the patients of the agency’s outpatient population. Such services may include intake and assessments, group, individual, family counseling, crisis intervention, and referrals.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A.A. OR B.A. degree in a social service field preferred.
  • Must have proof of a state certification in substance abuse counseling and two years of experience counseling recovering addicts in a program that is licensed by the State of California, Department of Health Care Services.
  • Experience or knowledge with evidence based practices including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and ASAM Modules.
  • Proponent of patient-centered, trauma informed, culturally appropriate, recovery
    oriented system of care.
  • Ability to obtain an “NPI” Number and “C” Number by time of hire.
  • Ability to collaborate with integrated, multi-disciplinary team, behavioral health
    professionals.
  • Attention to detail; ability to exercise good judgment and discretion.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy; including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Valid California Driver’s License and Identification required.
  • Proof of personal auto insurance may be required if position requires driving.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal history background screening (Live-scan), as well as maintain a current First Aid/CPR Certification, physical exam, and Tuberculosis test results.

APPLY: Please send resume to: FAX- (562) 906-1068 or EMAIL-  humanresources@lacada.com

Current L.A. CADA employees who are interested in this position are encouraged to apply by submitting a resume to the Human Resources Department.
CLOSING DATE: Open until position is filled.
Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices meet all Federal and State Regulations.

Center for Health Equity Listening Session in Long Beach – Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

 

We invite you and your networks to attend the Center for Health Equity Listening Session scheduled for Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00pm in Long Beach. Our hope is to engage diverse audiences that can provide a breadth of input, including community residents, grassroots organizers and professionals in the field. Please see the attached flyer in English and Spanish for more information. To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/center-for-health-equity-listening-session-long-beach-tickets-39260092995

 

You can also assist by getting the word out and driving participation to this event, particularly among residents. Feel free to disseminate the flyer(s) to your partners, contractors, constituents, stakeholders, and other networks who work, live, play and worship in Long Beach and Supervisorial District 4. Share on social media (#chelistens / #chejuntos) and through your listservs. Thank you for your support and ongoing commitment to bringing diverse voices to the table.  

 

At this time I want to acknowledge City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, First 5 LA, Prevention Institute and Advancement Project (new!) for co-sponsoring this session. Your support is critical to this event’s success.

 

If you have any questions or require additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you and your friends, colleagues, and collaborators at this event!

 

Please note, parking is a little limited at this site; please arrive early to account for parking.

 

Warm Regards,

Heather

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Heather Jue Northover, MPH

she/her/hers

Director, Center for Health Equity

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Public Health Administration

313 North Figueroa Street, Room 708

Los Angeles, CA  90012

(213) 240-8427 – direct

trans-masculine spectrum guys who need recovery bridge housing – beds now available at Art Houuse

Hello, all:

If you have trans-masculine clients who identify as having a marginalized sex, sexual orientation & or gender identity, and who are looking for a recovery bridge housing program,  there are beds available immediately at LA CADA’s new Art House.

The qualifications for residency are:

  • over 18 years old
  • Medi-Cal or MyHealthLA eligible
  • enrolled in an outpatient or intensive outpatient treatment program
  • homeless
  • “LGBT” identified – we specifically are putting out the call for trans-masculine folks who identify anywhere along the sexual minority spectrum

Trans  / masculine-of-center guys in residential treatment who no longer meets medical necessity, or who are stepping down from residential into outpatient are encouraged to apply.

Trans  / masculine-of-center guys who are already in outpatient, and who are homeless are encouraged to apply.

Please reach out to Susan Forrest at 213-277-7179 or on the house phone at 626-314-3333

Art House flyer – draft 3

Art House 4

 

women along the queer/lesbian/sexual minority spectrum in need of Recovery Bridge Housing – beds available NOW

Hello, all:

If you have female client who identify as having a marginalized sex, sexual orientation & or gender identity, and who are looking for a recovery bridge housing program,  there are beds available immediately at LA CADA’s new Art House.

The qualifications for residency are:

  • over 18 years old
  • Medi-Cal or MyHealthLA eligible
  • enrolled in an outpatient or intensive outpatient treatment program
  • homeless
  • “LGBT” identified – we specifically are putting out the call for women who identify anywhere along the sexual minority spectrum

Sexual minority women in residential treatment who no longer meets medical necessity, or who are stepping down from residential into outpatient are encouraged to apply.

Sexual minority women who are already in outpatient, and who are homeless are encouraged to apply.

Please reach out to Susan Forrest at 213-277-7179 or on the house phone at 626-314-3333

 

Art House 4Art House flyer – draft 3

01/16/17: Punishing Disease & HIV Criminalization Panel Discussion

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Punishing Disease & HIV Criminalization Panel Discussion
 January 16, 2018 from 7PM – 9PM

West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.,
West Hollywood, CA 90069.

“Punishing Disease” author and sociologist Trevor Hoppe (University at Albany) will join Robin Barkins (Positive Women’s Network USA) and Craig Pulsipher (APLA Health) in a panel discussion on the use of outdated and poorly written criminal laws to punish people living with HIV—in many cases, for harmless behaviors such as spitting or biting. Tony Valenzuela (Lambda Literary) will moderate.

This event is co-sponsored by Lambda Literary Foundation and the City of West Hollywood. It is free and open to the public. Book Soup will be on site to sell books.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“‘Punishing Disease’ is a wake-up call about the dangers of punitive approaches to stopping the spread of disease.” – Steven Epstein, author of “Impure Science” and Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University

“We might like to think that public health policy in the twenty-first century is enlightened and guided by science. Trevor Hoppe’s ‘Punishing Disease’ shatters any such illusion… This important book should be read not only by those who are interested in America’s response to HIV but also by everyone who cares about public health policy.” – Wendy E. Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health and Policy Law, Northeastern University

“Trevor Hoppe’s clear analysis sheds important new light on how the meanings of disease and illness have significant social, political and health consequences.” – Peter Conrad, Brandeis University

Get Your Life ($200 incentive) youth workshop

There is a $200 incentive for attending.

DESCRIPTION: The intervention is a two-day workshop that empowers and transforms youth to make better health decisions, especially around their sexual health. It provides these youth with a safe space and links them to future services.

EVENT/INTERVENTION: “Get Your Life” – The workshop is a sexual health evidence-based intervention designed for cis-gendered Latino males who may identify as gay, bisexual, pansexual, questioning, queer, curious, same gender loving… basically, someone who may not identify as straight/heterosexual.

DATES: December 2-3, 2017 (must attend both days)

AUDIENCE/POPULATION: Latino (or Latino mixed)

AGE: 16-19 years old

TRANSPORTATION: Bus tokens or other assistance with transportation may be provided. Contact REACH LA with questions.

LOCATION: REACH LA
(DTLA Grocer District)
1400 E. Olympic Blvd., Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA 90021

TO SIGN UP, CONTACT:
Miguel
getyourlife@reachla.org
(323) 835-1876