Wendy Barrington Honored by the National Council of Negro Women

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Wendy Barrington Honored by the National Council of Negro Women

October 21, 2019 Seattle – UW School of Nursing Associate Professor, Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH, was honored at the Seattle Section of the National Council of Negro Women’s annual gala yesterday.

Barrington’s research focuses on racial disparities in clinical outcomes and promoting healthy communities. She has studied neighborhoods’ impact on mental and physical health as well as the role of racial disparities in cancer outcomes, including how race and obesity interact and their influence on cancer mortality and risk.

“Wendy Barrington is a strong leader, researcher and educator in our school,” stated Azita Emami, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, FAAN, and the Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Executive Dean of the UW School of Nursing. “She’s dedicated to investigating the different ways that systems of inequality are seen in the health care system and influence health outcomes, and brings vital conversations about race and health care to the classroom. I am pleased to see that she is being recognized for her important work.”

The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is a coalition of 200 community based sections, which aims to lead, advocate and empower women of African descent, their families and communities. NCNW promotes education with a concentrated focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math; encourages entrepreneurship, financial literacy and economic stability; educates women about good mental and physical health practices; promotes civic engagement and advocates for sound public policy consistent with traditional values.

Other highly distinguished honorees at the NCNW Seattle Section’s gala include UW Regent Constance Rice, PhD, and Chief Carmen Best of the Seattle Police Department.


About the School of Nursing

Celebrating more than 100 years in nursing education and research, the University of Washington’s School of Nursing is consistently a top-ranked nursing school, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ranked No. 3 in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the UW School of Nursing is a national and international leader in improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. The school addresses society’s most pressing challenges in health care through innovative teaching, award winning research and community service. For more information, visit www.nursing.uw.edu.