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HSC community invited to learn more about Advancing Excellence in Gender Affirmative Care

Dr. Hopwood photo
Dr. Hopwood

In collaboration with WVU Medicine, the Health Sciences Center is working to better understand and be more mindful of patients’ gender affirmations.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to a lecture from Ruben Hopwood, MD, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist with 14 years of experience working with and for the gender diverse community in clinical work.

The lecture takes place Friday, Feb. 14, from 10 – 11 a.m. in G-17, HSC North.

After attending the lecture, participants should gain a better understanding of the population as a whole, with a particular emphasis on:

  • understanding the basic vocabulary of transgender relevant terminology.
  • gaining knowledge and understanding of the overall population demographics.
  • gaining knowledge and a better understanding of health inequities and outcomes faced by these patient populations.

Hopwood is the founder and director of the Cambridge, Massachusetts firm, Hopwood Counseling and Consulting, as well as a visiting researcher at The Danielsen Institute at Boston University.

He previously served as the manager of the Fenway Trans Health Program, a pioneering clinical and training organization in LGBTQ healthcare.