UW CIPE Knowledge Exchange Series: Born To Be Documentary

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UW CIPE Knowledge Exchange Series: Born To Be Documentary (please RSVP here) 

The Born To Be documentary explores the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery– where, for the first time ever, all transgender and gender non-conforming people have access to quality transition-related health and surgical care.

The exclusive screenings of the Born To Be Documentary is hosted by the UW CIPE in collaboration with the Interprofessional Health Council (IPHC), UW School of Veterinary Medicine and UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s One Health organization and the UW School of Pharmacy’s Pharmacy Global Health Interest Group. As listed below, there are a number of additional virtual screening dates over the next few days for interested people to watch the 90-minute documentary, then we will host an interprofessional panel discussion the participation of five subject-matter experts as the panelists on Thursday, October 22nd from 4:30-6:00 pm using zoom (https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/4854603915). Please ensure to RSVP here in order to choose your viewing party date and to receive the zoom session links. This is a FREE event!

 Born to Be Panelists Bios

Jay Botsford

LCICE Facilitator

UW-Madison Learning Communities for Institutional Change and Excellence (LCICE)

Jay Botsford (pronouns: ze/zir/zirs/zirself) has been advocating with LGBTQ+ communities in WI since 2002, providing equity and justice-focused training/consulting to service providers and institutions, supporting the leadership of students and youth to make change in their communities, and organizing for racial, gender, health, and disability justice. In zir role at UW with LCICE, Jay facilitates spaces focused on self and system work, including the Health Equity & Social Justice course in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy. Ze has provided training to hundreds of healthcare professionals about healthcare equity and health justice for LGBTQ+ communities and belongs to the Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition in the community.

 Katherine Charek Briggs

Assistant Director

UW-Madison Gender and Sexuality Campus Center

Katherine Charek Briggs is the Assistant Director of the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center at UW-Madison. They co-chair the Trans Health Work Group at University Health Services at UW and belong to the Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition in the community. Katherine co-implemented the UHS informed consent policy and process and has trained other UW System schools on trans health competency. 

Alan Irgang, LCSW

Senior Lecturer

Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Alan Irgang is a licensed clinical social worker in Madison. He has a psychotherapy practice focusing on substanceabuse, depression and anxiety disorders, gender identity, sexuality, and couples counseling. He is also a psychological consultant on transgender health for the Wisc. Dept. of Health Services and manages a transgender treatment program at Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center. Alan has been teaching Master of Social Work courses in mental health since 2005; first at Loyola University in Chicago and here at UW since relocating to Madison in 2011. Alan received his MSW degree from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Patrick Kelly, MD

Interim Director of Medical Services and Primary Care Physician, UW-Madison University Health Services

Patrick Kelly joined UHS in 2016 and is interested in health at the community level. The son of a speech therapist and a nurse, Kelly saw primary care as a vital component of promoting wellbeing. “I have always been interested in education with a focus on improving health,” says Kelly. “I saw primary care as the most essential part of improving the health of a community.”

As a generalist and primary care physician, Kelly enjoys working with a diverse group of patients and medicines. Getting to know the patient is an important aspect of alleviating barriers that illness can present and fostering health, according to Kelly. “I look at my role as endorsing what the patient already knows and facilitating their journey of seeking a healthy lifestyle,” says Kelly.

Marie Moser, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Outpatient Mental Health, William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran’s Hospital

Marie Moser did a first-year general practice PGY1  (inpatient and outpatient) residency at the Omaha VA including time spent in the endocrine clinic assisting with hormone treatments for transgender patients. She then completed a psychiatric pharmacy residency here at the Madison VA and has been on staff since completing it just over three years ago.  She states, “There definitely is a need within the VA to start expanding services to the LGBTQIA+ community and the opportunity came about to volunteer to be a part of developing a clinic focused on transgender health.  While there are still many steps and changes we hope to make, a few initiatives have been implemented at this time.  I also completed a separate training in transgender health through the VA as well, and I look forward to being involved in our clinic moving forward.”