New lecture, award in honor of Hugh A. Walters, M.D.

The University of Florida department of surgery announces The Hugh A. Walters, M.D., Distinguished Speaker Lecture in honor of the talented, young surgeon who died last year. Robert T. Watson, M.D., executive associate dean for administrative affairs at Florida State University and former senior associate dean for educational affairs at the UF College of Medicine, will speak about “Humanism in Medicine” at 7:15 a.m., Wednesday, June 10, in Room 6120.

At the conclusion of Watson’s lecture, the first recipient of the Hugh A. Walters, M.D., Humanitarian Award will be announced. The award recognizes a surgical resident who embodies Dr. Walter’s qualities of compassionate care and selfless dedication to excellence.

The department of surgery established the Hugh A. Walters, M.D., Humanitarian Fund after the unexpected loss of this promising young surgeon. The fund supports humanitarian efforts and awareness in surgical education. For more information about this program or how to help support the fund, contact Tami Pomponi at 352-265-0646.