Dr. Jacqueline Padilla-Gamiño Honored at Latinx Faculty Recognition Event

Jaqueline Padilla-Gamino holding her award

We are proud and thrilled to share the news that School of Aquatic and Fishery Science faculty member Dr. Jacqueline Padilla-Gamiño has been honored by the Latino Center for Health at UW at the Latinx Faculty Recognition Event. This annual event honors the scholarly achievements of Latina and Latino faculty across the tri-campuses of the University of Washington for the academic year 2018-2019.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Padilla-Gamiño is an Assistant Professor here in SAFS who studies the ecophysiology and reproductive biology of algae and marine invertebrates in a changing environment. By combining field and laboratory techniques, she examines the importance of transgenerational effects in acclimatization and local adaptation and investigates the synergistic effects of multiple stressors on coastal ecosystems. Jackie graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California and completed a PhD in Oceanography at the University of Hawaii. She is interested in science communication and community engagement and is the author of the bilingual children’s book, Kupe and the Corals, which has been translated into five languages.

Please join us in congratulating Jackie and celebrating the achievements of the other honorees!

Jackie working with corals in Hawaii
Jackie working with corals in Hawaii

About the 3rd Annual Latinx Faculty Recognition Event:

University of Washington, Seattle Campus: May 2, 2019

The Latino Center for Health will host the 3rd Annual Latinx Faculty Recognition Event on May 2nd, honoring the scholarly achievements of 33 Latinx faculty across the tri-campuses of the University of Washington for 2018-2019. Twenty-four of the honorees are from the UW Seattle campus, five honorees from UW Bothell, and four honorees from UW Tacoma. Faculty are recognized for meeting at least one of the following criteria: promotion to associate professor or professor, publication of an article in a high impact journal, publication of a book, fine arts production, securing a major grant, or retiring during or near the end of the academic year. In addition, Latinx faculty who have been promoted to significant leadership positions were also be recognized this year.

Faculty members were be honored in the presence of elected officials, community leaders, UW Regent Rogelio Riojas, deans, chairs, colleagues, family, friends, and students. The ceremony highlighted the incredibly diverse body of work and impactful contributions of the 33 honorees.

“This celebration makes visible the outstanding achievements, promotion, mentorship and contributions of our Latinx 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, from classrooms and laboratories, to diverse communities and fields of practice, and throughout the world. We are particularly overjoyed that six honorees have been promoted during this academic year! ”

The Latino Center for Health, an interdisciplinary, community engaged research center is housed administratively in the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. The Center organizes this event with support from the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D), the Office of Faculty Advancement, and Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP).

Click here to see the full list of honorees.

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