The UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Angela Byars-Winston as an Associate Director.
Dr. Byars-Winston is a Professor in the University of Wisconsin, Department of Medicine and Division of General Internal Medicine. She is also Director of Research and Evaluation in the UW Center for Women’s Health Research and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER). She is co-investigator on the NIGMS National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) grant in the Mentor Training Core, through which she leads the Culturally Aware Mentorship Initiative. Dr. Byars-Winston is nationally recognized for her research examining cultural influences on academic and career development, especially for racial and ethnic minorities and women in the sciences, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM), with the aim of broadening their participation and success in these fields. She currently leads the National Academy of Sciences consensus study on STEMM mentoring programs and practices at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The vision of UW CCHE is to promote health equity in Wisconsin and beyond, via innovative research workforce development initiatives, collaborative translation research, and authentic and sustainable stakeholder engagement across diverse populations and community settings. “I’m thrilled that Dr. Byars-Winston has accepted our invitation to join our leadership team,” says Dr. Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, CCHE Director. “Her participation in CCHE will enhance our strategic plans for the future, by contributing to the development and evaluation of our career development programs including the annual Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI) and mentorship of CCHE-affiliated health equity research scholars and early stage investigators. Dr. Byars-Winston will serve as a key liaison with UW campus diversity efforts, as well as diversity and inclusion initiatives underway with the SMPH.”
In accepting the CCHE leadership position, Dr. Byars-Winston stated “I have been a fan of the work of CCHE over the years and cannot tell you how thrilled I am by this opportunity and will look forward to the collaborations and great work to come!”