NEWS | March 12, 2013

“Come Out for Health Week” planned for March 25-28


In honor of the 11th annual National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health Awareness Week, UC Davis Health System will host its first "Come Out for Health" week March 25-28, targeting people from diverse backgrounds. This LGBT and diversity health awareness week will feature a lecture and film series, focusing on reducing health disparities and promoting health for all. All events are free of charge.

The following is the planned schedule of events:

  • Monday, March 25
    Education Building, room 2222
    12-1 p.m.: "Culture, Sexuality and Growing up in America," Siddarth Puri, medical student
    Education Building, room 1222
    6-9 p.m.: "City Lights," a 1931 silent film by Charlie Chaplin with his own orchestral score (re-recorded in 1987), combines slapstick humor with profound pathos; Chaplin as the tramp helps a flower girl.
  • Tuesday, March 26
    Education Building, room 2222
    12-1 p.m.: "HIV Update: What you may not Know," Emily Rymland Tsuchida, nurse practitioner, CARES Clinic
    Education Building, room 1222
    6-9 p.m.: "Bagdad Café," a 1987 film set in the California desert where culturally diverse characters overcome their differences and biases through compassion that leads to collaboration.
  • Wednesday, March 27
    Education Building, room 2222
    12-1 p.m.: "Cancer Health Disparities: More Than Race and Ethnicity," Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, director of Outreach Research and Education for the Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Education Building, room 1222
    6-9 p.m.: "Gen Silent," a 2011 documentary film which shows how qualities of empathy and compassion improves healthcare for LGBT people.
  • Thursday, March 28
    Education Building, outdoor and lobby
    11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.: "Building Health Equity for All," Edward Callahan, associate dean for academic personnel; Claire Pomeroy, UC Davis vice chancellor for Human Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine. Resource tables and light lunch provided.  

Parking is available in the main hospital parking structure on X Street at Stockton Boulevard for $2 per hour (or a fraction thereof). From there, walk down X Street for one block to the Education Building. See campus map here:

For more information, contact Julie Weckstein at