Claire Oduwo receives Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award

Department news | January 31, 2024

Psychiatry resident Claire Oduwo, MD, received the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award in 2024 as part of the annual MLK observances conducted by the UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine. Her nominators and peers recognized her incredible leadership as the President of the Resident & Fellow Physician Union-NW, stealth advocacy for residents and physicians, and concerted efforts in the recruitment of diverse candidates. Here is a quote from her nomination:

“In the spirit of Dr. King’s ideals, Dr. Oduwo has tirelessly advocated for improved working conditions for residents and fellows, acknowledging that the struggle for civil rights is intricately tied to the pursuit of fair labor practices. Her commitment to creating an empowering environment aligns seamlessly with Dr. King’s vision of a society where individuals can assert their rights and contribute meaningfully to their communities.”

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