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Psychiatry Ground Rounds, September 7, 2022

Ellen Kahn, MSS

Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) welcomes Ellen Kahn, MSS, as our Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds speaker on September 21, 2022. Her presentation is titled "Supporting and Caring for Transgender and Non-Binary Youth: Best Practice Tools and Tips for Health Care Providers."

Ellen Kahn is the Senior Director of Programs and Training at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). In her role, Ellen provides national leadership and expertise in public education and advocacy efforts on behalf of LGBTQ youth and families. She oversees a portfolio of programs and projects to improve the lives of LGBTQ youth and families, including Welcoming Schools, All Children-All Families, Project THRIVE, Parents for Transgender Equality, and the HBCU Program.

In her 16+ years at HRC, Ellen has shaped innovative system-change work in child welfare, education, and healthcare. She is nationally recognized as an expert on LGBTQ family lifeand LGBTQ youth. She frequently writes and speaks on these topics for a wide variety of audiences, including child welfare professionals, educators, and healthcare providers.

Before joining HRC, Ellen spent 12 years at Whitman-Walker Health in various roles. Shewas a founding Board member of Rainbow Families DC, the capital area's support and education organization for LGBTQ-headed families. She has facilitated “Maybe Baby” groups for over 15 years and consults with dozens of prospective LGBTQ parents yearly.

Ellen received her Bachelor of Science from Temple University and her Master of Social Service (MSS) from the Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and Social Research.

Watch her presentation via Zoom on Wednesday, September 21 at Noon, MST.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 910 0540 2135
Passcode: grand

About Psychiatry Grand Rounds

The Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds series presents local and nationally-renowned clinicians, researchers, and educators. Grand Rounds occur on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Lectures are presented in-person, virtually, or both - presentation availability is noted in the schedule online. Presentations recordings are made available at the discretion of the presenters.

Grand Rounds presentations are intended for behavioral/mental health professionals and clinical providers. Continuing education (CE) credit is available. The University of Utah School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.