Who We Are
The Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) coordinates sexual and gender minority (SGM)--related research and activities by working directly with the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices. The office was officially established in September 2015 within the NIH Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI).
“Sexual and gender minority” is an umbrella phrase that encompasses lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations as well as those whose sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, or reproductive development varies from traditional, societal, cultural, or physiological norms.
What We Do
For a complete review of our goals and objectives see the NIH SGM Research Strategic Plan.
The NIH SGM Research Coordinating Committee (RCC)
The NIH SGM Research Coordinating Committee (RCC) provides a trans-NIH forum for discussing the diverse health research issues of SGM communities and serves as a catalyst for developing additional research and research training initiatives in these areas. (SGM-RCC Members list.)
SGM RCC Functions
Karen L. Parker , Ph.D., M.S.W. is appointed as Director of SGMRO.
Announcement, by DPCPSI Director James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
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