Rebecca Sleeper, PharmD, FCCP, FASCP, FTSHP, BCPS
Professor Pharmacy Practice and Senior Associate Dean
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Rebecca Sleeper PharmD, a Board- certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, and Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacy, and the Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists is Professor of Pharmacy Practice in Geriatrics, and Senior Associate Dean of Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation, at the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy in the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Among numerous publications, she is co-editor of the textbook “Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, and since 2011 has been a member of the Sex and Gender Health Education curricular task force of the Laura W Bush Institute for Women’s Health. She served on the executive planning committee for the 2020 and 2021 Sex and Gender Health Education Summits and co-developed the SGHE Core Educational tenets.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

IntroductionSex as a biological variable has an impact on anatomy and physiology, symptoms, diagnosis, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic responses to treatment, and health outcomes. Gender as a sociocultural variable impacts risk factors for disease. Most preclinical and clinical research studies still do not adequately represent females/women; disaggregate, analyze and report data by sex; or account for gender influences. These variables have not been incorporated systematically into education across health professions. Four educational tenets designed by an interprofessional team of sex…
Learning objectives 1. Define sex, gender, and intersectionality of race and social variables. 2. Describe examples of sex and gender ( S/G) differences in patient-practitioner communication, and disease manifestations, diagnosis and/or treatment. 3. Use the Six Step model for interprofessional S/G based education and collaborative practice. Differences in biological sex and gender (S/G) influence patient-practitioner communication; attitudes towards health care; diagnosis, disease management, and health outcomes. Education on this topic is deficient. To achieve the quadruple aim, it is…