Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2021-06-09
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Howard Brown Health announces first Fellowship Class of Future Public Leaders Program
--From a Howard Brown Health press release
2021-06-09

This article shared 360 times since Wed Jun 9, 2021
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


(Chicago, Ill., June 7, 2021) - Howard Brown Health is honored to announce the first six fellows to receive paid internships as part of the Gregory Shapen Public Health Fellowship Endowment Fund. The program was established in June 2020 after a $1 million gift from George and Juanita Shapen, the largest private gift received by Howard Brown in its 46-year history. The fellows will support Howard Brown's Center for Education, Research and Advocacy and are listed below:

—Sana Ali, (she/her), University of Illinois at Chicago: Ali is Pakistani American, born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She is pursuing a political science degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago while simultaneously studying law and public health. She has student-level experience in both medicine and advocacy and intends to use her experience as a Shapen Fellow to combine her love for both through health and social justice.

—Andre Hall, (he/him), University of Chicago: Hall is majoring in romance languages and literature with a concentration in Spanish. He has completed all premedical requirements and plans to use his love of languages and public health to foster a global-health atmosphere wherever he is called to practice medicine. He spent the past year interviewing and documenting the experiences of people living with HIV on the South Side of Chicago during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a qualitative study.

—Audrey Nevar, (she/her), University of Illinois College of Medicine: Nevar is a first-year medical student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She was born and raised in St. Louis and attended Truman State University. As a transgender woman, she is acutely aware of the challenges that many members of the LGBTQ community face when seeking healthcare. She wants to serve the community throughout her career as a physician.

—Leslie Tovar, (she/her), Albion College: Tovar is a first-generation college student from Dallas, and she is majoring in psychology and planning for a career in medicine. Tovar volunteers on and off campus and plans events to allow students to engage with the community. As a Shapen Fellow, she anticipates an intensive program that would further her interest in healthcare and community engagement.

—Tessa Volpe, (she/her), Northwestern University: Volpe is majoring in human development & psychological services and is also in her third year of studying Spanish. Volpe loves this interdisciplinary approach of studying the psychological, cultural, and sociological factors that influence development, and she has taken classes across a vast range of topics including psychology, sociology, legal studies, English, gender studies, social policy, and cognitive science. As a Shapen Fellow, Volpe looks forward to supporting the public health of the Chicago LGBTQ+ community, of which she is proud to be a part.

—Zebaneeka Washington, (she/her), Purdue University Northwest: Washington graduated high school in 2020 in the top 10% of her class with honors and is majoring in biological science with a concentration in health studies and a minor in chemistry. She plans to pursue a career in the medical field and looks forward to working as a Shapen Fellow to experience working in healthcare as part of a collaborative team.

By supporting paid internship opportunities for underrepresented LGBTQ undergraduates, the Shapen Fellowship encourages the professional development of future leaders with interests in LGBTQ health.

Howard Brown Health exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people through research, education, and the provision of services that promote health and wellness. Howard Brown is the largest LGBTQ organization in the Midwest, providing primary and specialty healthcare, social services, and infectious disease screenings to more than 35,000 people each year. In response to the pandemic, Howard Brown has limited services to eight of its 11 clinic locations and launched telephone and video options for patients to access care via telehealth. Learn more at howardbrown.org .


This article shared 360 times since Wed Jun 9, 2021
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act
2021-06-17
On June 17, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a decision that will leave the law intact and save healthcare coverage for millions of U.S. residents. According to ...


Gay News

Exposure to homophobic attitudes linked to higher stress among sexual minorities
2021-06-16
--Press release from American Psychological Association - WASHINGTON — Lesbian, gay and bisexual people who encounter homophobic attitudes experience increases in heart rate, blood pressure and stress hormones, potentially putting them at risk for multiple health problems ...


Gay News

AMA reinforces opposition to restrictions on transgender medical care
2021-06-16
--From a press release - CHICAGO - The American Medical Association (AMA) today strengthened its established position opposing the governmental intrusion into the practice of medicine that is detrimental to the health of transgender and ...


Gay News

Research documents disproportionate harms of discrimination on LGBTQ People of Color
2021-06-16
--From a press release - Today, a coalition of leading LGBTQ rights groups joined together to release the most extensive summaries to date of scholarly data on the intersection of anti-LGBTQ and racial discrimination. The research brief, authored by the What ...


Gay News

Queer Berwyn Collective holds march, rally
2021-06-11
On June 8, the Queer Berwyn Collective held a march and rally. According to a pre-event press release, the group discussed "why Ald. [Scott] Lennon's exclusionary flags that call June 'Gay' Pride Month are problematic," adding ...


Gay News

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame seeks members for selection committee
2021-06-10
The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th anniversary, invited the LGBTQ+ community to nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, and allies for the 2021 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame and the response was tremendous. The Chicago ...


Gay News

Wade to receive Field Foundation leadership grant
2021-06-10
Activist LaSaia Wade, who founded the LGBTQ-centered advocacy Brave Space Alliance (BSA), and is currently its executive director, has been named one of Chicago-based Field Foundation's 2021 Leaders for a New Chicago cohort. The distinction, f ...


Gay News

Pritzker Military Museum to hold panel on Department of Defense and transgender employees
2021-06-10
--From a press release - CHICAGO, June 8, 2021 — The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is proud to present a panel discussion, "Exploring the Intersection of the U.S. Military and the LGBTQ Community," on Wednesday, June 23rd at Noon CDT ...


Gay News

Essential tips for your COVID-free travel
2021-06-10
COVID-19 will make travel a bit more complicated this summer. Going to Europe? Taking a cruise? Visiting Hawaii, San Juan or St. Lucia? Or maybe you are planning a road trip? The rules for traveling responsibly ...


Gay News

New Broadway Youth Center being readied for 2021 opening
2021-06-10
Work continues on Howard Brown Health's (Howard Brown) new 20,000 square-foot Broadway Youth Center (BYC) facility at 1053 W. Irving Park Rd. BYC has spent years looking for a permanent home. After launching in Lake View, ...


Gay News

Howard Brown Health looks ahead to post-pandemic Chicago
2021-06-10
As more Chicagoans get vaccinated against the COVID-19 infection, officials at Howard Brown Health (Howard Brown) are preparing their responses to a health landscape that will likely be much different from what it was before the ...


Gay News

HIV at 40: Erie Family Health Center, focused on helping at-risk communities
2021-06-10
HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects Black communities—with Black gay and bisexual Black men and Black trans women being the most affected population than any other group in the country. More specifically, one in two Black MSM (men who ...


Gay News

HIV at 40: Dr. Anthony Fauci on the early days of another pandemic
2021-06-10
Dr. Anthony Fauci has been called "America's doctor"—and with good reason. His face and advice regarding COVID have seemingly been omnipresent since the virus affected the masses early in 2020. However, decades before the word "coronavirus" ...


Gay News

Pritzker Military Museum hosting June 23 Pride panel
2021-06-09
Chicago's Pritzker Military Museum & Library is presenting a panel discussion, "Exploring the Intersection of the U.S. Military and the LGBTQ Community," on Wed., June 23, at noon CT in celebration of Pride Month. The virtual ...


Gay News

Lambda Literary Award winners announced
2021-06-09
On June 1, Lambda Literary announced the winners of its 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards. The winners were selected by a panel of more than 60 literary professionals from more than 1,000 book submissions from more ...


 



Copyright © 2021 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.