Join the LGBT Equality caucus for a briefing by members of NIH’s Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Research Coordinating Committee (RCC) as they provide an overview of their activities, including current research projects, the recently published Portfolio Analysis Report, current and upcoming funding opportunity announcements, and stakeholder outreach efforts.
The SGM RCC, formerly the LGBTI RCC, is a trans-NIH committee that collaborates and coordinates research and activities across NIH that relate to the health of SGM populations, and also interfaces with other federal agencies on SGM-related issues.
Specific populations within the LGBTI community face unique health needs, and. research opportunities in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) health span the interests of a number of NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs). Gaps and opportunities have been identified that encompass a number of areas of health including, but not limited to: depression, suicide, obesity, cancer risk, long-term hormone use, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, and substance use and abuse.
Members and staff are encouraged to join us for this briefing and discussion about research aimed at improving the health and well-being of all members of the LGBTI community.