Dr. Charles Lockwood and MCOM selected for USF Town & Gown award

Members of the USF Town & Gown awarded Dr. Charles Lockwood and the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine with its award in April.

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The group, which promotes understanding and friendship between USF and the community, presents the award annually to a faculty member or USF program that exemplifies the bridge between community and university. Dr. Lockwood made a compelling presentation in the Fall on the direction of the Morsani College of Medicine and its plan to move to downtown Tampa with the USF Health Heart Institute. Based on the presentation, the Town & Gown board of directors voted unanimously to award this year’s honor to Dr. Lockwood and MCOM. The award is accompanied by a $1,000 donation, which will go toward Dr. Lockwood’s laboratory that focuses on preventing stillbirth and premature births.

Dr. Lockwood accepted the award April 14 at the Town & Gown’s Spring Reception.

Town & Gown was founded in 1977 by a group of 25 charter members whose goal was to promote understanding and friendship between the University of South Florida and the community. Today, the group includes over 125 members who act as USF ambassadors, promoting understanding and friendship between the university and the Tampa Bay Community, in addition to honoring exceptional academic departments, faculty and students.