LGBT + Resource Group

The LGBT+ Resource Group is comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the Biological Sciences Division, the Pritzker School of Medicine, the University of Chicago Medicine community and its allies. They are a group contributing to the support, education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and outreach for LGBT+ employees, students, patients, and their families. They are also an advisory group supporting the BSD, Pritzker, and UCM in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. Contact James Denton for more information.  

Andrew Richardson, MSN, APN

Andrew Richardson, MSN, APN

Chair

Andrew Richardson is an Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with the University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for HIV Elimination. His clinical practice and research efforts focus primarily on those living with HIV and the prevention of HIV. He is currently finishing his Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health. 

Cleo Downing

Cleo Downing

Vice Chair

Cleo Downing, Ed.D.  serves as the Instructional Designer with the CNPPR.  Her primary focus is constructing over 100 internal eLearning courses for more than 4,000 nurses at UCM.  Concurrently, she designs training content with customized attention and coaching for CNPPR.

Clovis Sarmiento

Clovis Sarmiento

Resource Group Coordinator

Clovis Sarmiento is the Administrative Specialist for the University of Chicago’s Center for HIV Elimination. He a medical graduate from the Philippines and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from Michigan State University. Clovis worked with the HIV Aids Core Team at Southern Philippines Medical Center.

James Denton

James Denton

Communications Coordinator

Jimmy Denton serves as a process transformation specialist for supply chain.  His primary focus is the use of Lean management techniques to optimize material flow throughout UChicago Medicine from the receiving dock to the patient’s bedside.

LGBTQ Related Research

Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender Incongruent Persons
JAMA, October 17, 2017, Volume 318, Number 15
Asa Radix, MD, MPH; Andrew M. Davis, MD, MPH
An increasing number of transgender patients are being seen in all care settings. Their medical needs are not too different from those for any primary care patient.  New guidelines issued by the Endocrine Society in September 2017 are summarized in a podcast with the authors – Click here to listen.  Andrew Davis, MD, MPH, who co-authored the article, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago in the section of General Internal Medicine.

Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Specialty at the Forefront of Care for LGBTQ Patients
Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, September 2017, Volume 35, Number 5
The most recent issue of Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, edited by Dr. Iris Romero, gives obstetrician-gynecologists information on how to provide comprehensive, sensitive, and supportive care to their LGBTQ patients. Click here to access the issue.