Watch: UW community celebrates 14th cohort of Outstanding Women of Color Awardees

The UW–Madison community gathered to celebrate the 14th cohort of Outstanding Women of Color Award honorees at a reception on Thursday, March 3, in the Pyle Center.

Each year, the university recognizes women of color whose advocacy, activism, or scholarship has positively transformed their organizations and the community, and whose efforts advance equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging for people of color. Honorees are nominated and selected for their involvement in social justice, activism, and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations; community service; scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching on race, ethnicity, and indigeneity in U.S. society; and community building on- or off-campus, to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all.

The 2021-22 honorees are:

  • Cat N. Burkat, M.D., Professor (CHS), Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, School of Medicine & Public Health
  • Jennifer Gauthier, Senior Outreach Specialist, Extension Institute of Community Development — Menominee County/Nation, Division of Extension
  • Sheryl Henderson, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor (CHS), Pediatrics, School of Medicine & Public Health
  • Carola Peterson-Gaines, Community Outreach Specialist, Pharmacy Practice Division, School of Pharmacy; Badger Care Plus Community Liaison Manager, Quartz; Community Research Associate, Community Academic Aging Resource Network
  • Carolina Sarmiento, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil Society & Community Studies, School of Human Ecology
  • Danielle Yancey, M.S., Director, Native American Center for Health Professions, School of Medicine & Public Health

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