Amy Kruger Howard, PharmD (SOP) received a $15,000 seed grant for Bridging Curriculum Gaps in Pediatric and Adolescent Transgender Care. The contributing faculty and staff include Jill A. Morgan, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS (SOP), Maria Eleni Nikita, MD (SOM), Kimberly Street, LMSW, LPN, CCM (SSW), Lee Westgate, MBA MSW, LCSE-C (SSW), Leigh Goodmark, JD (SOL), and Sara Gold, JD (SOL).
The IPE project is designed to improve interprofessional education focusing on the care of transgender and gender diverse pediatric and adolescent patients. This educational program will prepare students and clinicians to ensure adherence to best practices guidelines for transgender care; improve baseline knowledge of available pharmacologic treatment modalities; and improve interdisciplinary communication. Any University of Maryland Baltimore student, at any point of their curriculum, is eligible to participate. This multimodal 14-hour course included online webinars, in-person patient panel and case discussions, and simulated patient clinic visits.