UW Latina and Latino Faculty Recognition Event

The Latino Center for Health at UW hosted the inaugural Latinx Faculty Recognition Event on May 16, honoring the scholarly achievements of 19 Latina and Latino faculty across the tri-campuses of the University of Washington for 2016-2017.  See Photos


Faculty were recognized for meeting at least one of the following categories: promotion to associate professor or professor, publication of an article in a high impact journal, publication of a book, securing a major grant or retiring during or near the end of the academic year. 


“Today’s celebration is important as it makes visible the outstanding achievements, promotion and contributions of our Latina and Latino faculty,” said Gino Aisenberg, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Co-Director of the Latino Center for Health. “Their impact resounds across the UW community, to laboratories, to diverse communities and fields of practice, and throughout the world.  Of particular note, we are overjoyed that six honorees have been promoted during this academic year!”


The 19 faculty who were honored in the presence of President Ana Mari Cauce, Provost Gerald Baldasty, Regent Rogelio Riojas, Graduate School Dean David Eaton, other deans, chairs, colleagues, students, family members and friends: 


Dr. Cecilia Aragon

Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering


Dr. Paulo Barreto

Institute of Technology

UW Tacoma


Dr. Andres Barria

Department of Physiology Biophysics


Dr. Marisol Berríos-Miranda

Ethnomusicology/Honors Program


Dr. René Flores

Department of Sociology                        


Dr. Erasmo Gamboa

Department of American Ethnic Studies


Dr. Ricardo Gomez

Information School


Dr. Linda Ko

Department of Health Services


Dr. Leo Morales

School of Medicine



Dr. Miguel Morales

Department of Physics


Dr. Anderson Nascimento

Institute of Technology

UW Tacoma


Dr. India Ornelas

Department of Health Services


Dr. Jacqueline Padilla-Gamiño

School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences


Dr. Lilo D. Pozzo

Department of Chemical Engineering


Dr. Joseph Sisneros

Department of Psychology


Dr. David Suárez

Evans School of Public Policy and Governance


Dr. Tatiana Toro

Department of Mathematics


Dr. Gunther Uhlmann

Department of Mathematics


Dr. Anaid Yerena

Urban Studies 

UW Tacoma



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