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Hugh A. Walters Humanitarian Award bestowed

Highlighting a core value of medicine – humanism – the UF department of surgery honored third-year resident Tad Kim, M.D., with the Hugh A. Walters, M.D., Humanitarian Award on March 3 during a special lecture dedicated to the memory of Dr. Walters.

Humanism award honors memory of beloved and respected colleague

Before an auditorium of mentors, peers and those just beginning their medical careers, Tad Kim, M.D., a third-year surgical resident, was honored on March 3 with the Hugh A. Walters, M.D., Humanitarian Award, reminding all of a core value of medicine – the act of humanism.

UF burn surgeon wins research competition

Winston T. Richards, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of acute care surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, recently won first place in a burn research competition. Presenting at the 22nd Annual Southern Regional Burn Conference, Richards outlined predictions in a lack of resources for elderly burn patients…

Pediatric surgeon honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

James L. Talbert, M.D., an emeritus professor in the division of pediatric surgery, was awarded the UF College of Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award April 29 as part of the college’s 2009 “Celebration of Research.” Talbert became UF’s first pediatric surgeon when he joined the College of Medicine in 1967 as…

Staff members of UF Department of Surgery honored for accomplishments and service

Carol Stanaland, an employee of the UF department of surgery since 2001, recently received one of the UF College of Medicine’s Superior Accomplishment Awards for contributing outstanding and meritorious service. Noted as an ‘unsung hero’ and the ‘go-to’ person for almost any issue that arises, Stanaland was nominated by Kimberly…

UF surgical resident earns research incentive award

Alex Cuenca, M.D., a third-year surgical resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine, recently received a Research Incentive Award from the UF Medical Guild. Cuenca, who is taking three years out from his clinical training to earn a basic science research doctorate degree through UF’s Interdisciplinary Program in…

UF surgical researcher receives national honor

Lyle L. Moldawer, Ph.D., professor and vice chairman of research at the University of Florida Department of Surgery, recently was honored with the Shock Society Scientific Achievement Award. Bestowed during the society’s annual conference, held this June in San Antonio, the award is presented to an outstanding scientist with lifetime…

UF Plastic Surgery Fellow Receives Research Award

Mark Clayman, M.D., a graduating plastic and reconstructive surgery fellow at the University of Florida College of Medicine, recently was honored by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for his outstanding research efforts. He received the Gaspar W. Anastasi Award for best research paper in both national and international…

A legacy of humanism

Selected by his peers – in honor of a fellow surgical resident who was adored by all – Darrell L. Hunt, M.D., Ph.D., is the first recipient of the Hugh A. Walters, M.D., Humanitarian Award. The award was created to honor the memory of Walters, a surgical resident who died…

The Hugh A. Walters, M.D., Distinguished Speaker and Humanitarian Award

The University of Florida department of surgery announces The Hugh A. Walters, M.D., Distinguished Speaker lecture in honor of this talented, young surgeon who died last year. Robert T. Watson, M.D., executive associate dean for administrative affairs at Florida State University, will speak about “Humanism in Medicine” at 7:15 a.m.