TK Hunt children Tom Hunt Jr and Karyn Hunt Ellis at the 2019 WHF-Thomas K. Hunt Lecture
TK Hunt children Tom Hunt Jr and Karyn Hunt Ellis at the 2019 WHF-Thomas K. Hunt Lecture
Honorary Hunt Lecturer George A. Brooks (center) with TK Hunt Children Tom and Karyn on either side, WHF Board and WHS President Sashwati Roy (3rd from left)
Honorary Hunt Lecturer George A. Brooks (center) with TK Hunt Children Tom and Karyn on either side, WHF Board and WHS President Sashwati Roy (3rd from left)
Tom Hunt Jr and Karyn Hunt Ellis with their father's friend, colleague and 2019 WHF-TK Hunt Lecturer George A Brooks and his wife Rosemary Agostini, MD
Tom Hunt Jr and Karyn Hunt Ellis with their father's friend, colleague and 2019 WHF-TK Hunt Lecturer George A Brooks and his wife Rosemary Agostini, MD
2018 Thomas K. Hunt Lecture.
2018 Thomas K. Hunt Lecture.
WHF President Laura Parnell, TK Hunt 2018 Lecturer Elaine Fuchs, and WHF Board Member Elof Eriksson.
WHF President Laura Parnell, TK Hunt 2018 Lecturer Elaine Fuchs, and WHF Board Member Elof Eriksson.
WHF Board Members and TK Hunt 2018 Lecturer Elaine Fuchs (pictured from L: Marjana Tomic-Canic, WHS Past President; Manuela Martins-Green, WHF Board Member; Laura Parnell, WHF President; Elaine Fuchs, TK Hunt 2018 Lecturer; Elof Eriksson, WHF Board Member; Paul Liu, WHF  Secretary)
WHF Board Members and TK Hunt 2018 Lecturer Elaine Fuchs (pictured from L: Marjana Tomic-Canic, WHS Past President; Manuela Martins-Green, WHF Board Member; Laura Parnell, WHF President; Elaine Fuchs, TK Hunt 2018 Lecturer; Elof Eriksson, WHF Board Member; Paul Liu, WHF Secretary)
WHF President Laura Parnell and Elaine Fuchs, TK Hunt 2018 Lecturer.
WHF President Laura Parnell and Elaine Fuchs, TK Hunt 2018 Lecturer.
Thomas K. Hunt at the 2017 WHF Hunt Lecture.
Thomas K. Hunt at the 2017 WHF Hunt Lecture.

Hunt Lecture Legacy

The WHF-TK Hunt Lectureship was developed to honor Dr Hunt's legacy of research, mentoring and education by selecting awardees who have made major contributions or innovations to the field of science that could impact the field of wound research. The lectureship is currently 43% endowed. Please consider helping us fulfill the endowment today so Dr Hunt's legacy will be remembered and honored by future wound researchers through this unique lecture series.

The Wound Healing Foundation established the Thomas K. Hunt Endowed Lecture in 2013 to honor the legacy of Dr. Hunt and to inspire and educate wound healing researchers on related research innovations. The award is not limited to those who are directly involved in wound healing research, that is, consideration will be given to researchers who demonstrate the ability to bridge scientific gaps and cross boundaries through the use of basic physiology to understand healing processes in multiple organ systems.

Additional characteristics of the WHF Thomas K. Hunt Lecture awardees may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Major contributions to scientific inquiry that is likely to advance the field of wound healing
  2. Technological innovations or mechanistic insight that can quantify or improve wound healing or its research
  3. Academic achievement through mentoring across disciplines
  4. Potential impact on wound research directions or therapies

Future awardees of the Thomas K. Hunt Lectureship are selected annually by the Wound Healing Foundation. The award will fund the travel, lodging, meeting registration and compensation. Awardees are also able to attend a special private annual luncheon with the Thomas K. Hunt lecturer. If you donate to this lecture or your company provides the endowment of this lectureship, your company may also participate in this unique activity. To help complete the endowment of this program, visit our donate page to make a donation today.

Endowed Lectures

The Foundation is raising funds to support several endowed lectures to be given at the annual meeting of the Wound Healing Society. Lectures can be given by a clinical scientist and/or a basic scientist focused on improving wound care or wound healing. The goal of this campaign is $100,000 for each lecture to be endowed.

2022 Lecture - Judith Campisi, PhD

Judith Campisi, PhD Judith Campisi, PhD
Professor, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Wounds that never heal: The aging, cancer and cellular senescence connection
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The mission of the Wound Healing Foundation is to improve the quality of life for wound healing patients and their families through support of awareness, research and education.

Wound Healing Foundation-Thomas K. Hunt Endowed Lecture made possible through the generous support of:

FamilyFoundation Support
Evelyn M Hunt
Christopher Hunt
Karyn Hunt Ellis
Tom Hunt, Jr., MD
ScholarGiving
Wound Biotechnology Foundation
Wound Healing Foundation

Individual Donors


Dr. B. Lynn Allen-Hoffmann
Dr. Adrian Barbul
Dr. Barbara Bates-Jensen
Dr. Richard Clark
Ms. Lisa Collins
Dr. Diane Cooper
Ms. Mary Crossland
Dr. Timothy Crombleholme
Mr. David M. Davenport
Dr. Jeffrey Davidson
Dr. Bob Diegelmann
Dr. Luisa A. DiPietro
Dr. William Eaglstein
Ms Kathleen Ellis
Dr. Elof Eriksson
Dr. Vincent Falanga
Dr. William H. Goodson, III
Dr. Fred Grinnell
Ms. Margaret-Ann C. Halstead
Dr. Patricia A. Hebda
Dr. Harriet Hopf
Dr. Jay Arthur Jensen
Ms. Jane Johnston
Dr Sundeep Keswani
Dr. Kris Kieswetter
Dr. Christopher Kitchuck
Dr. Robert S. Kirsner
Dr. Hynda Kleinman
Dr. Ken Liechty
Dr. Paul Liu
Dr. Manuela Martins-Green
Dr. Thomas Mustoe
Ms. Joyce P. Nachtrieb
Ms. Laura K. S. Parnell
Mr. Jim Pinkham
Dr. Martin C. Robson
Dr. George T. Rodeheaver
Ms. Coni Rosati
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Schweinshaut
Dr. & Mrs. Gregory Schultz
Dr. Chandan K. Sen
Dr. Keith B. Siegel
Dr. Rica Tanaka
Ms. Dot Weir
Dr. Torsten & Mususa Wiesel
Dr. Traci Wilgus
Dr. Annette Wysocki
Ms. Kristin Zyga

Past WHF Thomas K Hunt Endowed Lecture Speakers are:

2021 Randy Schekman, PhD
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
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2020 Margaret A. Liu, MD, DSchc, MDhc, FISV
Foreign Adjunct Professor at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Adjunct Full Professor at the University of California, San Francisco
CEO PAX Therapeutics
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2019 George A. Brooks, PhD
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Lactate Shuttling and Redox Signaling in Normal and Pathophysiology
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2018 Elaine Fuchs, PhD
The Rockefeller University, NYC, NY
Coping with Stress: Stem Cells in Injury, Cancer and Inflammation
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2017 Napoleone Ferrara, MD
University of California, San Diego
Anti-Angiogenic Therapy: From Bench To Clinic
View Lecturer Bio and 2017 Presentation
2016 Robert Langer, Sc.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Biomaterials and biotechnology: From the discovery of the first angiogenesis inhibitors to the development of controlled drug delivery systems and the foundation of tissue engineering
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2015 Leroy Hood, MD, PhD.
Institute for Systems Biology
Proactive P4 Medicine: Catalyzing a Revolution in Healthcare through a Longitudinal, Digital-Age 100,000 Person Wellness Project
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2014 Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D., presented by Jordan A. Krall, Ph.D.
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Tumor stromal interactions and malignant progression
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2013 Thomas K Hunt, MD
Professor Emeritus, University of California San Francisco
Lactate, Oxygen and Wound Healing
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