January 25, 2021

Dr. Estell Williams

Dr. Estell Williams

UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. yearly and during this challenging time of the COVID pandemic it is being done with a dynamic and engaging website celebrating his life and the diversity at the UW. As part of this celebration, the committee confers a “Distinguished Service Award for Community Service and Volunteerism.” A plaque bearing the names of the recipients is on display in the lobby of the UW Health Sciences Center. The inscription on this plaque is a quote by Dr. King that reads: “Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in. This year the event committee has unanimously chosen Estell J. Williams, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery, to receive the 2021 Distinguished Service Award. The values highlighted this year is a reflection, Where do we go from here: Embracing Truth, Demanding Justice, Supporting Community, Valuing Service, Looking Ahead.

MLK Day 2021: Where do we go from here?

A website in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, recognizing members from our own community who have dedicated themselves to lives of service. Although this year we cannot all gather together in the same room, we have created this website to continue our tradition of sharing inspiring stories, powerful music and an overwhelming sense of hope and unity.


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