We are excited to present our next CFAR-Wide Webinar, which will be on Monday, October 26 from 3:30-4:30pm ET. Join us to hear from Dr. Karen Parker, Director of the NIH Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO). Please share this information widely with your CFAR members.
Speaker: Dr. Karen L. Parker, Ph.D., M.S.W. (Director, NIH SGMRO)
Topic: Sexual & Gender Minority Research at NIH: Past, Present, and Future Directions
Date and time: Monday October 26th, 3:30pm-4:30pm ET
Karen L. Parker currently serves as Director of the Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Parker was instrumental in the formation of the office in fall of 2015 and was appointed Director in June 2016. In her role as Director, Dr. Parker is co-chair of the trans-NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Coordinating Committee (RCC), a committee on which she has served since its inception in 2011, and co-chair of the NIH SGM Research Working Group of the Council of Councils. Dr. Parker is involved in several SGM-related initiatives beyond NIH. She serves as co-chair of the Measuring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Research Group, an entity of the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology, as well as co-chair for the Department of Health and Human Services LGBT Coordinating Committee.