Columbia School of Nursing’s Hughes Participates in UC Gender Identity Conference

July 10, 2020

Tonda Hughes, Associate Dean of Global Health at the Columbia School of Nursing, participated mid-June in a conference entitled “Inclusion: Gender Identity,” held in conjunction between the Santiago Center and Universidad Católica’s (UC) School of Nursing.

“We’re looking to highlight this issue that’s very important to us, where we believe that it is extremely relevant for nursing to have a voice with respect to gender equality,” said Lilian Ferrer, UC Vice-Rector for International Relations. “It makes me very happy that as a school we are raising this issue, from the standpoint of focusing on the value of people.”

"We still have a lot to do, but I hope that we continue contributing and taking concrete actions that contribute to gender inclusion in nursing schools and in health care in general," noted Hughes.

During this event of dialogue and reflection, participants asked questions and shared their thoughts with the experts, who also included Catalina García, Director of Inclusion at UC, and the researcher Margarita Bernales. The activity forms part of a PGIF project led by Hughes looking into research gaps on sexual minority health in Chile.