Join Us to Celebrate UW’s Outstanding Women of Color

Join us for the 14th Outstanding Women of Color Awards Reception, an important annual Women’s Herstory Month event to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the amazing women of color in the UW–Madison community.

The honorary award recognizes some of many faculty, staff, alumni, students and community members who go above and beyond in the pursuit of excellence and make important contributions to our community. Awardees are selected based on nominations by their colleagues and community peers.

You are invited to join us in celebrating the 2021-22 honorees at a reception sponsored by the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer on Thursday, March 3, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street.

Please register today using the link below to attend the event.



Outstanding Women of Color Honorees

Cat N. Burkat, M.D.
Board-certified Ophthalmologist and Co-Chair of Global Ophthalmology Initiatives ASOPRS Fellowship Faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences with the UW School of Medicine & Public Health.

Jennifer Gauthier
Senior Outreach Specialist at the Division of Extension, UW-Madison

Sheryl L. Henderson, M.D.
Medical Director of the Pediatric/Adolescent/Young Adult Program University of Wisconsin HIV Comprehensive Care Clinic and Medical Director for Madison Area for the Wisconsin Primary HIV Support Network

Carola A. Peterson-Gaines
Community Research Associate with the Community-Academic Aging Research Network and Community Liaison for Quartz Insurance

Carolina S. Sarmiento
Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the School of Human Ecology and an affiliate with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Danielle Yancey
Director of Native American Center for Health Professions, UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

This post was authored by Academic Affairs on 02/18/2022.