Congratulations to Dr. Courtney Lattimore, a resident in the UVA Department of Surgery, for being selected for the Dr. Henry Harrison Wilson, Jr. Everyday Humanism in Medicine Award. Awarded by the UVA School of Medicine & UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation, this award is aimed at appreciating and applauding positive examples of compassion and humanism in the clinical setting, and cultivates a culture where students, residents, fellows, and attendings exhibit compassion in day-to-day interactions. Dr. Lattimore was nominated by a medical student in the Class of 2025 who observed these attributes in her.
This award is named for Henry Harrison Wilson Jr., MD ’49, a plastics and reconstructive surgeon, who was well known for being an advocate for humanism and compassion in medicine. Dr. Wilson died in 2016 and his family established a fund to promote compassion and humanism in physicians to honor his memory.