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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 UF Department of Surgery has established an annual award, The Hugh A. Walters, MD, Department of Surgery Humanism Award, in honor of the unexpected loss of resident Dr. Hugh A. Walters, a 2004 UF medical graduate who was a promising young surgeon. Each year the award is presented to…

UF vascular surgeon awarded international visiting professorship

University of Florida vascular surgeon Peter R. Nelson, MD, MS, speaks this month in Australia as the Association for Academic Surgery’s international visiting professor. The professorship award is part of a leadership exchange program between the AAS and the Younger Fellows Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Nelson,…

UF Department of Surgery scientist awarded UF Research Foundation Professorship

Lyle L. Moldawer, Ph.D., professor and vice chairman of research at the University of Florida Department of Surgery, has been selected as one of five UF College of Medicine researchers to be awarded the UF Research Foundation Professorship. The award is one of only 33 bestowed campus-wide each year. These…

UF resident honored for epigenetic cancer research

Frank Orlando, M.D., a resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine, recently was honored for his research into the presence of epigenetically modified genes in breast cancer tumors. Orlando received second place at the 13th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease held mid-February in Amelia Island, Fla. His…

Surgical residents honored for trauma research

Two University of Florida College of Medicine surgical residents recently swept a state trauma research competition with wins in both the basic and clinical science categories. The UF honors extended to the regional level in November with a win in the clinical science category at an American College of Surgeons’…