The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

September 11, 2012

Special Event

Planned Parenthood Gulf CoastSex Education for Professionals

Various dates: September 19,  October 17, & November 16

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast will be holding a series of workshops called ‘Sex Education for Professionals’ that explore sexuality across the lifespan. The workshops will provide information on human physiology as well as sexual development, sexual orientation, gender roles and gender identity. Each workshop is three hours of CEUs for Nurses and Counselors (LPC). Click on the above link to register!

In the News

GLSEN National School Climate Survey 2011 Reveals LGBT Students’ Experiences in U.S. Schools

Huffington Post, September 5, 2012

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) recently released the results of its annual 2011 National School Climate Survey of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) youth. The survey results show that 60% of LGBT youth reporting feeling unsafe at school while 82% report being verbally harassed, for example through name calling, due to their sexual orientation. Despite the report of student bullying, there appears to be a decline in anti-LGBT language used in schools. Click on the above link to read more!

Latest Research

Human Papillomavirus

Multiple Authors. (2012). Human papillomavirus. Nature, 588(7413).

The story of human papillomavirus is a complicated though interesting one from its first identification to its link to cervical cancer to the formation of a marketable vaccine. However, there are still questions regarding HPV biology and the need to make more accessible vaccines and diagnostic tests. This Nature supplement has several commentaries, research articles, and useful diagrams of HPV and its influence and presence throughout the world. Click on the link to read more!

Tools You Can Use

Reproductive Health Care Through The Eyes of Latina Women: Insights for Providers

Child Trends’ newest report provides nine recommendations for reproductive and sexual health clinics and providers to increase young Latina women’s access to and use of services. In order to meet the health care needs of this population it is imperative that the delivery of sexual and reproductive health services is appropriate and effective. These recommendations are based on 14 focus groups with young adult Latina women aged 18-24 as well as with health care and social service providers. Click the link above to learn more!

Funding Opportunities

Round 10 of Grand Challenges Explorations

Funding Source: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Deadline: November 7, 2012


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting grant proposals for the Round 10 of Grand Challenges Explorations with initial grant amounts starting at $100,000 with the potential to receive additional funding up to $1 million. Grant topics include Aid is working…Tell the world, New Approaches in Model Systems, Diagnostics, and Drugs for Specific Neglected Tropical Diseases, Labor Saving Innovations for Women Smallholder Farmers, and New Approaches for the Interrogation of Anti-malarial Compounds. Applicants can be at any experience level, any discipline and from any organization. Click the link to learn more!


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