Clinical Mentor Spotlight: Dr. Beth Clark & Dr. Alice Virani

We are pleased to introduce our January 7th Clinical Mentorship Call mentor:  Dr. Beth Clark & Dr. Alice Virani!

Dr. Beth Clark:
Dr. Clark is a clinical ethicist whose work focuses on increasing access to care for marginalized communities.  

Dr. Clark completed a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at The University of British Columbia, with a dissertation on healthcare and ethical decision making among trans youth, caregivers, and healthcare providers in British Columbia. Several peer-reviewed papers have been published based on this work and other research projects on trans healthcare.
 
At Brandeis University, Dr. Clark currently holds the Allen-Berenson Fellowship in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, conducting research on moral objection to gender-affirming care and teaching courses in feminist bioethics and transgender health.  clinical ethicist whose work focuses on increasing access to care for marginalized communities. 

Dr. Clark completed a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at The University of British Columbia, with a dissertation on healthcare and ethical decision making among trans youth, caregivers, and healthcare providers in British Columbia. Several peer-reviewed papers have been published based on this work and other research projects on trans healthcare.

Dr. Alice Virani:
Alice Virani is the Director of the Clinical Ethics Service for the Provincial Health Service Authority of BC and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. Alice serves on the Canadian Panel on Research Ethics and the Public Health Ethics Consultative Group for the Public Health Agency of Canada. She also currently co-chairs the Provincial Healthcare Ethics Advisory Team for COVID-19.  

Before moving into ethics, Alice was a genetic counsellor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. She has a masters in Human Sciences from Oxford University, a masters in Genetic Counseling from Sarah Lawrence College, a masters in Public Health from Columbia University, and a PhD in Genetics and Ethics from UBC. Alice’s research interests relate to genetic and genomic medicine, public health ethics and pediatric bioethics.

Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, registered clinical counsellors, and registered health care professionals are invited to join Dr. Bruce Pipher on the January 7th Mentorship Call. This Zoom meeting will provide an opportunity for sharing of information and resources, clinical discussion and professional networking. 

Trans Care BC’s Clinical Mentorship Call is held every Thursday from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). If you would like to be involved, please email trans.edu@phsa.ca to be included on our distribution list. Meeting minutes will be made available to all members.

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