LGBTQI Health Across the Lifespan
Friday, June 8, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
6 Contact Hours*
Philip T. McCabe, CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC
Philip McCabe is a Health Educator at the UMDNJ-School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice; a LGBT Healthcare Consultant for the UMDNJ School of Nursing; Faculty at UMDNJ-NJMS-UBHC; Psychology Internship Program Adjunct Faculty at Rutgers Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies; the President of NALGAP- the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and their Allies; and a member of the Board of Directors of the NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
Linda Wesp, RN, MSN, FNP
Linda Wesp is a board certified family nurse practitioner, and has been working with the LGBTQ community for over 9 years, with a focus on adolescents and those living with HIV. She has presented on the topic of LGBTQ health and transgender cultural competency at numerous medical and nursing schools, conferences, and hospitals. She recently relocated to New York, and is now working with the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, where she continues to work with and advocate for LGBTQ and HIV positive youth.
Wendy A. Ritch, MA, MTS
Wendy Ritch is the Assistant Dean for Administration at the UMDNJ-School of Nursing. She is a non-health care professional who has spent most of her career working in academic positions devoted to health-related research, program evaluation, teaching and administration. Wendy's interest in LGBTQ Health stems from her personal experiences as a lesbian and continues into the professional sphere, where she is a passionate advocate for the education of current and future nurses about the health needs of Sexual and Gender Minorities. She created, with the full support of the SN Dean, a LGBTQ Health Working Group that has faculty, staff and student representatives from 3 different UMDNJ schools; hopefully, all schools will join soon. This group is focused on three areas: incorporating LGBTQ Health into the curriculum of all degree programs; collaborating on grant-writing and research about LGBTQ Health; and making sure that all clinical and community initiatives address the needs of LGBTQ populations. Wendy lectures regularly on the "Health of Women Who Have Sex with Women" and on the "Social Determinants of Health for LGBTQ Populations."
Peter Oates RN, MSN, NP-C, ACRN
Peter Oates is Manager of Health Care Services for the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXBC), School of Nursing at UMDNJ. In this role he manages the grants and oversees the services within the FXBC clinical programs. He serves as an Adult Nurse Practitioner providing care to HIV infected and affected adults within the FXB ambulatory care center. He is also co-clinical director of the New York / New Jersey AIDS Education and Training Center, Local Performance Site which is based at the FXBC and serves as a Volunteer Adjunct Assistant Professor in the UMDNJ, School of Nursing Graduate and Undergraduate Programs. He is member of the School of Nursing LGBT Health Working Group and facilitator of the Community and Clinical sub group. He is also an active member of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
Ronica Mukerjee FNP, LAc, MSN, MSA
Ronica Mukerjee is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Licensed Acupuncturist. For four years, she has worked at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, an LGBT-focused clinic, in NYC providing care inside the clinic as well as on a medical van for adolescents and adults throughout the gender spectrum. She has also maintained a private acupuncture practice for the last nine years, providing care for Transgender/Gender-Nonconforming people. In addition, she has been working with Mitr Trust in New Delhi, India since 2008 to provide on-going consultation and medical management for Hijra/Transgender women in Western Delhi.
Dr. Shail Maingi
Dr. Shail Maingi recently joined the UMDNJ faculty as a full-time attending physician at the University Hospital and NJMS as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology. Her practice focuses primarily on solid tumors, benign hematology, supportive oncology and palliative medicine with specific interests in gastrointestinal and breast oncology and neuropathic pain syndromes. Her research interests are focused on cancer symptom management and health care disparities.
Dr. Maingi was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania and grew up in Central PA. She attended college in Pennsylvania where she became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Social Psychology and a B.S. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Immediately after college, she attended Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. After completing medical school, she completed an Internal Medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. During this time, her interest in oncology and palliative medicine grew. Following her residency, she completed a fellowship in Pain and Palliative Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. While there, she was awarded a Young Investigators Travel Award by the American Pain Society for her work on clinical manifestations of methadone and naloxone.
Following her fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Maingi returned to Montefiore Medical Center and completed a three-year fellowship in Hematology-Oncology. During her fellowship, she received advanced training in all aspect of medical oncology including breast, thoracic and gastrointestinal cancers. Her hematology training was also extensive including benign and malignant disease management. Dr. Maingi has presented her work at several national meetings. She has a strong interest in teaching, palliative medicine and solid tumors.
Dr. Maingi is ready to build both a hematology-oncology practice and a cancer symptom clinic at the University Hospital Cancer Center while pursuing her research interests and her advocacy work in the community.
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* University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing and The University Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission On Accreditation. P# TP290-7-1-13
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