March 31, 2022 @ 6:30 pm



Women Providing Healing,
Promoting Hope

You’ll be inspired by these young women!

A Zoom event with 4 of SIU School of Medicine’s female medical students

March 31st, 2022 at 6:30pm

The above is a recording of the Women’s History Month Zoom webinar.


Felicia OlawuniSIU School of MedicineJuly 2021Photos by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography http://www.warmowskiphoto.com 217.473.5581 – 210727

Felicia Olawuni is a 4th year medical student at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL. She was born and raised in the DC metropolitan area and completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, Vertebrate Physiology at Pennsylvania State University. With her passion for serving the undeserved community and emphasizing the need for diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine, she will continue her training after medical school in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery









Barra Madden is a fourth-year medical student at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL. Originally from New York, she obtained her B.S. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Rochester. After graduating from college in 2015, she attended the Medical/ Dental Education Preparatory Program (MEDPREP) for two years before matriculating into medical school. She will be attending residency for the next four years training as a Psychiatrist. She has chosen a career in psychiatry to provide patient-centered healthcare to populations made medically, socially, and economically vulnerable due to systemic inequities. She is committed to serving marginalized communities via social justice advocacy, health equity, and mental health reform. Outside of medicine she enjoys dancing. As a Zumba certified instructor, you can find her partnering with Black and Brown churches across Springfield teaching free classes to the community.​

Kamaria Coleman was born in Memphis, TN. She graduated from Central High School and then went on to Xavier University of Louisiana where she majored in Biology: Pre-medicine and minored in Chemistry. She graduated Magnum Cum Laude and with honors in Theology. She then attended the MEDPREP program at Southern Illinois University where she also earned her Master’s in Biological Science. She is a current 3rd year medical student at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She will be applying into Orthopedic Surgery. Orthopedics are doctors who specialize in bone and musculoskeletal health. Her motto is “With God all things are possible.



My name is Catherine Greene, I am a Houston, TX native and a current third-year medical student at SIU SOM with goals of serving under-privileged communities as a Family and Community Medicine physician. Growing up, I witnessed first-hand the struggles that many of my community members faced in gaining access to healthcare, understanding their diagnoses, and even paying for treatment. Unfortunately, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol was, and still is, a fluent language exchanged amongst many in these under-served populations. Therefore, I am passionate about introducing healthier dialect through my service as a physician and patient advocate. In my spare time, I enjoy connecting with family and friends, and I always look forward to a quiet evening to wind down. Looking forward to what the future holds for myself, my family and my community!