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Upcoming events


September 17th - 19th

Rebecca Kling is a transgender artist & educator who explores gender and Identity through solo pieces & educational workshops. Her multidisciplinary performances incorporate conversational storytelling, personal narrative, humor, movement, video projection, and more. For more information, click the image below or email safe-zone@uiowa.edu

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September 25th - 26th

Johanna Olson is an Adolescent Medicine physician specializing in the care of transgender youth, gender variant children, youth with HIV, and chronic pain. Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Olson has been an Assistant Professor at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for the past three years. She has appeared on ABC's 20/20 in 2007 and The Dr. Phil show in 2008 to educate audiences about the needs of transgender youth.

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The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine MED Iowa's Queer Students (MEDIQS) is an active student group at the medical school with strong support from the administration, faculty, staff, and students. Our mission is to educate the CCOM medical community on health issues that pertain to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning (LGBTQ) patients and to provide a support network for LGBTQ health professional students.

We strive to be a liaison for the faculty and staff as they continue to incorporate LGBTQ specific health topics into the curriculum. MEDIQS supplements the required curriculum with additional educational lectures, panels, and events held throughout the year.

A large part of our mission is to provide a forum where LGBTQ identified students can interact with other graduate and professional students as well as with faculty and staff members from the larger University of Iowa Health Care community. MEDIQS sponsors social gatherings that provide opportunities for networking, mentoring, and creating community.


Thank you, Office of Diversity and Cultural Affairs for all your support!