MADISON (WKOW) -- Thursday was a night for celebrating accomplishments at UW-Madison.
UW held its 12th annual reception honoring Outstanding Women of Color.
More than 50 women were nominated and seven recognized for their work on campus and in the community.
Gina Green-Harris has worked at the university for 12 years, helping to bring programs that impact health equity and improve outcomes.
"Families, particularly African American and Latino families and other brown families, become more aware of what's happening with Alzheimer's disease. I've been able to through our work, increase the information, increase the knowledge, but also the willingness to bring families to get diagnosed."
The women honored are faculty, staff and students who have made outstanding contributions through social justice, community service, research and community building.
The 2019-20 seven honorees include:
- Desiree Bates, Computational Chemistry Leader, Chemistry, College of Letters & Science;
- Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, UW Health Chief Diversity Officer, Madison District 5 City Alder;
- Gina Green-Harris, Director, Center for Community Engagement & Health Partnerships, School of Medicine & Public Health;
- Eden Inoway-Ronnie, Chief of Staff, UW-Madison Office of the Provost;
- Laura Minero-Meza, Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology, School of Education and 2019-2020 Internship at Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, UC-Los Angeles;
- Ahna Skop, Professor, Genetics, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences;
- Jasmine Zapata, Assistant Professor (CHS), Pediatrics, School of Medicine & Public Health and Centennial Scholar, UW Institute for Clinical & Translational Research.