Omaha – University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Assistant Professor Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel will be recognized at the Women's Center for Advancement (WCA's) 30th annual Tribute to Women. The event is set for Tuesday, June 13.
Dr. Jawed-Wessel is an Assistant Professor in UNO's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and she is the Associate Director of the Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative. Her research focuses on understanding and improving the sexual health of women and couples as they transition into parenthood.
The WCA's list of 10 distinguished honorees also includes UNO alumni Maria Vazquez and Kristin Williams. Vazquez is Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at Metropolitan Community College. Williams is Director of Community Initiatives at the Sherwood Foundation.
The WCA's Tribute to Women Awards have become one of the most prestigious honors in Omaha. They recognize local women's impact on the community.
Dr. Jawed-Wessel was recognized in February with an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women luncheon, honoring the women who have made important contributions to UNO.
Her TED talk, “Women’s sexual pleasure: What are we so afraid of?” was recently promoted on TED.com, and has been viewed over 1.3 million times.
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