Six Madison-area ladies — Dr. Cat Burkat, Jennifer Gauthier, Dr. Sheryl Henderson, Carola Gaines, Danielle Yancey, and Carolina Sarmiento — have been chosen to be honored with UW-Madison Excellent Girls of Coloration Awards.
The 14th cohort of UW-Madison Excellent Girls of Coloration awardees will probably be honored at a reception on Tuesday, March 3, 5-7:30 p.m. on the Pyle Heart. The occasion will probably be hosted by the Workplace of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Range and Inclusion and Chief Range Officer.
The Excellent Girls of Coloration Recognition for UW-Madison has celebrated greater than 80 honorees since 2007 when UW launched an annual program of awards to ladies of coloration for excellent service in larger schooling following within the footsteps of the UW System, which started its program of celebrating such ladies in 1994.
Biographies of the six awardees, as supplied by the UW-Madison Range, Fairness & Inclusion, are as follows:
Cat N. Burkat, M.D.
Board-certified ophthalmologist and co-chair of World Ophthalmology Initiatives ASOPRS Fellowship College within the Division of Ophthalmology & Visible Sciences with the UW Faculty of Medication & Public Well being
Dr. Burkat has been uniquely twin fellowship educated in each ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgical procedure in addition to beauty facial surgical procedure. The anatomy across the eyelids and orbit is each delicate and complicated, and subsequently her coaching in ophthalmology, plastic and reconstructive surgical procedure, and beauty facial surgical procedure, with an emphasis on the tissues surrounding the eyes, permits her to supply an strategy that mixes the microsurgical precision of ophthalmology with the ideas of aesthetic facial surgical procedure.
Dr. Burkat makes a speciality of a broad vary of situations, together with surgical restore of droopy eyelids, eyelid and eyelash abnormalities, correction of congenital eyelid abnormalities, tear duct abnormalities, socket situations, orbital and periocular tumors, most cancers reconstruction, and thyroid eye illness. She additionally presents a big selection of non-surgical and surgical beauty procedures for enhancing the pure great thing about the face, together with beauty eyelid and brow surgical procedure, beauty Botox and comfortable tissue filler injections, facial laser resurfacing, and different associated procedures.
Senior Outreach Specialist at Division of Extension: UW-Madison
Jennifer Gauthier has been irreplaceable in constructing neighborhood amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by bringing culturally applicable messaging for tribal communities concerning the significance of social distancing to a area people that locations nice worth on neighborhood and huge household gatherings. Gauthier helped to customise messaging particular for the Menominee Nation and customised, culturally related digital messaging for the neighborhood. She has helped to supply supplemental meals and dairy merchandise to households regardless of COVID-19 closure via a neighborhood partnership with the Farm Bureau and adapt no contact distribution for neighborhood members. Her work to enhance communication has helped Menominee County with knowledgeable decision-making utilizing simply accessible expertise and different enhancements for its workers.
Sheryl L. Henderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical director of the Pediatric/Adolescent/Younger Grownup Program College of Wisconsin HIV Complete Care Clinic and Medical Director for Madison Space for the Wisconsin Major HIV Help Community
Dr. Sheryl Henderson has been an energetic mentor for each African American teenagers and medical college students. Her experience as a mentor has led to invites from native church teams, neighborhood organizations and members of UW college and workers on tips on how to successfully attain African American teenagers. She continues to mentor underrepresented in drugs UW Medical Faculty college students. She has been an energetic member of the Division of Pediatrics Anti-racism taskforce and helped the Division of Pediatrics BIPOC mentoring, and growth committee assist pediatric residents and fellows throughout their coaching at UW Madison.
Dr. Henderson’s name to advocacy and repair is rooted in her upbringing, the place she discovered from her father the enjoyment and reward that got here from offering Obstetric care for individuals who had been in determined want however weren’t served by our society. From her mom, she discovered that teams of residents might effectuate actual change that will profit these which are weak and underrepresented.
Carola A. Peterson-Gaines
Neighborhood analysis affiliate with the Neighborhood-Tutorial Getting old Analysis Community and Neighborhood Liaison for Quartz Insurance coverage
As Neighborhood Liaison for Quartz Insurance coverage, Carola A. Peterson-Gaines brings the power of her advocacy to work for fairness in well being take care of some our most weak residents –these receiving State Medicaid and Badger Care. Typically on their journey, these purchasers have destructive interactions with healthcare methods. She is a devoted and tireless advocate and problem-solver for her purchasers.
As proof of her good work, individuals locally routinely contact her, asking for her advocacy and steerage. They attain Peterson-Gaines via her membership in Mount Zion Church as the pinnacle of their Mount Zion Well being Committee, via her sorority, the Deltas (she is a previous president) and her schooling work at area people websites. Properly-known and revered for her excellent work in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and within the Madison Neighborhood-at-large, she has been exemplary in offering many well being assets for marginalized individuals in addition to entry to vaccination companies in the course of the pandemic by working in parks, faculties and different areas.
Carolina S. Sarmiento
Assistant professor on the College of Wisconsin-Madison within the Faculty of Human Ecology and an affiliate with the Division of City and Regional Planning
Carolina Sarmiento is a graduate of each World Arts & Cultures and City Planning from UCLA, the place she obtained her BA and MA. She obtained her Ph.D. from UCI in Planning, Coverage and Design. Her analysis investigates the intersection between city growth, governance, and the creation and destruction of cultural areas in working-class communities of coloration, on studying from the grassroots, and on constructing sustainable and artistic alternate options that tackle inequality and injustice.
Director of Native American Heart for Well being Professions, UW–Madison Faculty of Medication and Public Well being
Danielle Yancey has had an extended and distinguished profession within the UW System and continues to grasp the flexibility to serve others with a objective in her coronary heart. She has been a job mannequin and an aspiration for indigenous college students attending UW in addition to different establishments of upper schooling. Taking part in a major position in her work for the Native American Heart for Well being Occupation (NACHP), Yancey obtained the Indians into Medication (INMED) Grant to supply alternatives and assets to recruit American Indian college students into the HealthCare Discipline, which can result in bettering the healthcare high quality and entry to care in Indian Nation.
Yancey and the NACHP group associate with all Wisconsin Indian Tribes to supply experiences and alternatives within the healthcare area via mentoring, on campus assist, coaching inside tribal clinics and outreach to youth in all Wisconsin tribal communities. On account of her work with the NACHP, there’s a rising presence within the Well being Professions for American Indian college students.