Supporting Honorary Lectureships

Honorary Lectureships are supported through the Office of Development.
The Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., M.D. Lecture Series was established in 2004. The sole purpose is to support a distinguished visiting professor for the Orthopaedic Resident Graduation Ceremony. Dr. Rockwood is a Professor and Chairman Emeritus.
 The Philip A. Deffer, Sr., M.D. Lecture was established in 1994. Dr. Deffer was a Retired Brigadier General, Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the Health Science Center and Director of the Orthopaedic clinics at the University Health Center-Downtown from 1982 to 2003. Dr. Deffer died on October 26, 2006. The sole purpose for this endowment was to bring, on a regular basis, outstanding orthopaedic surgeons and other distinguished scientists to interact with our residents and students. 
The Laura B. Flawn, M.D. Lectureship in Diseases of the Spine and Spine Trauma was established in 2002. Dr. Flawn received high praise for her surgical skill and her contributions to the advancement of surgery of the spine before and after her death on October, 20, 2001. She was active in the Scoliosis Research Society and pioneered the development of practices and procedures to improve the treatment of scoliosis. The purpose of this endowment is to defray all or part of the cost of bringing a visiting specialist in diseases of the spine and spine trauma to benefit medical students and residents at the UT Health Science Center. It is funded by Dr. and Mrs. Peter Flawn, Dr. John P. Howe, III and Ms. Tyrrell Flawn.