“The work for LGBTQIA+ students that I am proudest of is my accomplishment of making transgender medical care available not only here at Stout but also at many of the other UW System campuses,” Hall said.
Before her arrival at UW-Stout in 2012, Hall trained the first physician to provide hormone therapy for transgender students at a student health center in the UW System. She was working at Cornell University in New York and trained Dr. Becky Byers, who was at UW-Madison at the time.
At UW-Stout, Hall trained and consulted with many other UW System student health center clinicians, mental health providers and student affairs personnel. She also held workshops and presentations at other campuses and for area community health care providers.
“I felt really fortunate to be supported by Stout in that work, and we created a good, integrated system here on campus to provide trans-inclusive health care,” Hall said.
When UW-Stout’s Student Health Services began its partnership with Prevea Health in January 2022, Hall no longer worked at student health but continued teaching in the biology department. Hall trained the university’s new provider, Physician Assistant Marissa Talmadge, so that Talmadge could continue to provide trans-inclusive health care on campus.
Hall feels that there is a misperception by many students that with her departure, student health no longer provides trans care. “That is entirely false,” she said. “I feel really proud that we were able to work together with Prevea to make sure that trans care remains available for students here.”
Hall also provides LGBT-inclusive health care in general, including PrEp for HIV prophylaxis and other services not commonly offered at Student Health Services. And among her many biology courses, she teaches Human Sexual Biology, where students learn the science behind sex, gender, sexual orientation and reproductive health content.
“I feel very honored to receive this award and find it a lovely end-note to the clinical chapter of my career here at Stout,” Hall said.
The Dr. P.B. Poorman Award was founded in 2008.
Outstanding Women of Color Award
The Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award has recognized more than 400 women of color for their transformational work since the award was founded in 1995.
The honor is given to faculty, staff, students or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System as well as communities across the state.