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USF Health leader Charles Lockwood gets top citizen award from chamber

The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce cites his work during the pandemic.
Charles Lockwood, dean of USF's college of medicine, speaks during an Aug. 5, 2021, news conference at Tampa General Hospital.
Charles Lockwood, dean of USF's college of medicine, speaks during an Aug. 5, 2021, news conference at Tampa General Hospital. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times (2021) ]
Published Jan. 18

Charles Lockwood, dean of Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida, senior vice president for USF Health, and executive vice president at Tampa General Hospital, has been named the 2022 Citizen of the Year by the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

Chris Bentley, chairperson of the chamber’s board, said in a statement this week that Lockwood was selected for his leadership through the pandemic.

“Dr. Lockwood and his team have led the charge against COVID-19,” Bentley said. “Their efforts include developing testing supplies that are now being used around the world, creating programs aimed at treating vulnerable populations, and helping rapidly develop and roll out vaccines against the virus. Dr. Lockwood has also provided our businesses and local community with up-to-date information and answered any questions that we may have about the pandemic.”

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