Sarah Hiltner PhD candidateSarah is currently a PhD researcher at the Department of Primary and Community Care. She investigates innovation in medical education with a special focus on the implementation of sex- and gender-sensitive knowledge. Sarah started her career as a physical therapist at the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. She continued to work as a physical therapist, while starting her studies of the social sciences at the Humboldt-University in Berlin, Germany. She spent two semesters at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Calí and Bogotá, Colombia, subsequently finishing her BA with a thesis about ‘Representation of Sex and Gender in German Cardiology Textbooks’. The thesis was awarded the science price of the National Conference of GenderHealth in 2015. She continued her studies of sociology at the University of Potsdam, including one semester at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and finished with conducting her thesis on ‘Implementation Processes of Sex- and Gender-specific Medicine at European Universities’. She has worked as a researcher at the Dieter Scheffner Fachzentrum (Center for Education Research and evidence-based higher education) at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, as well as a student researcher at the Institute of Gender Medicine at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the German Centre of Gerontology in Berlin.
Personal prizes & awards national & international
- 2017: Poster award, “Gender-sensitivity Index for Medical Publications” (shared with Dr. Ulrike Uhlman), 35th Congress of the German Association of Female Medical Doctors, Berlin, Germany
- 2015: Research Award Gender-Gesundheit
- 2015: National Congress GenderHealth, Berlin, Germany