Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Awards

Black Lives Matter mural in Spokane, Washington

Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute

Welcome to the Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

On behalf of UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine, we are deeply honored to welcome you to this year’s celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is not just a day to remember one of the most transformative figures in American history, but also a time to recognize and celebrate the countless members of our own community who, inspired by Dr. King’s legacy, have dedicated themselves to lives of service, justice, and equity.

We understand that not everyone can join us in person, so we’ve created this website as a bridge to share the spirit of this celebration with the broader community. Inspiring stories of individuals and groups within UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine who are carrying the torch of Dr. King’s dream in their everyday work and lives. We hope you get a palpable sense of community that transcends physical distance and binds us together in a shared commitment to Dr. King’s ideals.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Committee, made up of dedicated staff and faculty from across the six health sciences schools and UW Medicine. Their tireless efforts have brought this dynamic and engaging website to life, providing a platform to amplify Dr. King’s message and inspire future generations to carry it forward.

Thank you for joining us on this journey. We invite you to explore the website, engage with the content, and let the spirit of Dr. King’s legacy guide us as we continue to build a more just and equitable world for all.

Dr. Paula Houston
Chief Equity Officer
Office of Healthcare Equity
Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs
Affiliate Professor, Department of Family Medicine

2024 MLK Planning Committee

Elaine Acacio
Kim Blakeley
Chantal Cayo
Priyanka Choudhury
Ada Cohen
Cher Espina
Priscilla Estrada
Robert M Gable
Aric Ho
Tami Horner
Doug Jackson
Bingqing Meng
Chiwendu Vernell Mengarpuan
Khalfani Mwamba
Carson S. Nibe
Adewunmi A. Nuga
Martine Pierre-Louis
Juanita M Ricks
Keondra Rustan
Chanira Reang Sperry
Daren Wade
Teri Ward
Kahlea Williams