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Transgender Day of Visibility Seminar
In celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility, join two scientific presentations that will help raise awareness of systemic issues that impact trans, nonbinary, and gender-diverse individuals, as well as those with intersecting identities.

“Generating Models of Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy While Centering the Needs of Trans, Nonbinary, and Gender-Diverse Individuals” by Krisha Aghi
Gender-affirming hormone therapies have been developed with very specific physical outcomes, but little research has been conducted on the long-term impact of these therapies on neuronal physiology, function, and behavioral outcome. This lack of knowledge has been weaponized by anti-transgender activists to limit access to care. Aghi outlines areas of translational research and research questions that center the well-being of trans, nonbinary, and gender-diverse individuals, while simultaneously filling the gaps in the literature.

“Translating Intersectionality to Machine Learning Fairness” by Elle Lett
To date, machine learning fairness has reduced the multilevel and systemic process of discrimination to a limited assessment of model performance metrics across groups. In this talk, Lett reframes fairness through the lens of intersectionality, a Black feminist theoretical framework that contextualizes individuals in interacting systems of power and oppression, and, in doing so, Lett encourages a paradigm shift in machine learning fairness from an emphasis on model metrics to an intersectional approach that is centered around achieving health justice.

Mar 29, 2023 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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