American Urological Association Announces Newest Gallagher Health Policy Scholar

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BALTIMORE, Dec. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) today announced the 2020 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar. Dr. Robert Bass, Middle Tennessee Urology Specialists in Murfreesboro, TN, is the newest participant in this important, year-long program that provides intensive training on a wide range of health policy issues. In his role as Gallagher Health Policy Scholar, Dr. Bass will participate in critical seminars, conferences and meetings at the national level, receive mentoring from AUA physicians in senior roles, and participate in a week-long health policy seminar for surgeons sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and held at Brandeis University. He will also engage in other educational activities that ensure their immersion in and understanding of health policy issues of importance to urology. The award was created in…
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57th Annual AUA Award Winners Announced

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BALTIMORE, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) announced today the list of 2020 award recipients. The winners will be recognized at the Association's Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, next May marking the 57th anniversary of the awards program. The ceremony will celebrate physician researchers and educators for their contributions to the field of medicine, the specialty of urology and the AUA. The following awards will be presented: Ramon Guiteras Award: The Ramon Guiteras Award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding contributions to the art and science of urology. William J. Catalona, MD will receive this award for outstanding leadership in demonstrating the value of prostate-specific antigen testing and surgical management of prostate cancer. Hugh Hampton Young Award: The Hugh Hampton Young Award is presented…
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American Urological Association Names New Education Chair

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BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jay D. Raman, MD, FACS, of Penn State Health has been selected by a search committee and approved by the AUA Board of Directors as the new Chair of the AUA Office of Education. Dr. Raman will assume the role of chair-elect on June 1, 2020 and will begin his four-year term as chair on June 1, 2021. In his new role, Dr. Raman will lead the AUA Education Council, providing strategic oversight to shape and execute the education initiatives the AUA. He will be responsible for the quality and medical accuracy of the content of all domestic educational offerings of the AUA and coordinates activities with the Secretary and Assistant Secretaries for AUA's International Education Plan, as well as, serving as the Chair…
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Urology Care Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

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Highly-Respected Business Leader from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Brings Wealth of Knowledge and ExpertiseBALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Urology Care Foundation, the world's leading nonprofit urological health foundation and official foundation of the American Urological Association, is pleased to announce Irv Rothman has joined the Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Rothman brings a wealth of expertise in developing global strategies, which aim to further the Foundation's universal growth, impact and success. Currently President and CEO of HPE Financial Services (HPEFS), the IT investment and financing subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mr. Rothman is responsible for the worldwide delivery of solutions that enable business transformation. Prior to joining HPEFS, Mr. Rothman was President and CEO of Compaq Financial Services Corporation and was key to the successful HP-Compaq merger more than…
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Go with the Flow for Bladder Health Awareness Month

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BALTIMORE, Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- November is Bladder Health Awareness Month and while many of us are not always thinking about our bladder health, this month serves as a reminder to get the facts about common bladder health conditions and to take an active role in caring for our bladder health.Each day, billions of men, women and children throughout the world struggle with the impacts associated with bladder conditions and disease. There are many conditions that fall within this category, including urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, bladder cancer, bedwetting and nocturia, to name a few. However, let's face it; talking about these conditions can be difficult or uncomfortable. This is why the Urology Care Foundation has created a Urology Care Foundation Bladder Health Info Center where a wide variety of…
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AUA Applauds National Academy of Medicine for New Report on Physician Burnout

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New publication helps raise awareness of the impact of burnout on physicians and patients BALTIMORE, Oct. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) applauds the National Academy of Medicine for its most current report, "Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Supporting Professional Well-Being." The below statement is attributable to AUA President John H. Lynch, MD, FACS. "We applaud the National Academy of Medicine for developing this important report to explore physician burnout and its impact on patient care in the United States. The AUA, like many others in the healthcare community, echoes the concerns expressed by the Academy and calls for steps forward in advancing change to help physicians across the country. This publication reflects the findings of our own AUA Census, which reported burnout rates…
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American Urological Association Names New Treasurer-elect

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BALTIMORE, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) today announced Thomas F. Stringer, MD, FACS, as Treasurer-elect, a position he will assume in May 2020. He will hold the position of Treasurer-elect until May of 2021 when he becomes Treasurer of the Association, as well as its official foundation, the Urology Care Foundation.Dr. Stringer will be responsible for protecting and managing the financial assets of the AUA and Urology Care Foundation. He will also be responsible for reporting and compliance for the AUA and Urology Care Foundation Board of Directors and various constituencies, including AUA membership. Once Treasurer, Dr. Stringer will assume all fiduciary responsibilities of the AUA, which includes responsibility for the internal controls over financial transactions, such as disbursements, investment yields, debt and other liabilities; as…
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Gearing Up for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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BALTIMORE, Aug. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer for men, both in the United States and worldwide. In 2019, nearly 175,000 US men will be told they have prostate cancer – that is one new case every 3 minutes. Globally, the number increases to one new case every 41 seconds. Early detection is key to living prostate cancer free, which is why the American Urological Association (AUA) and Urology Care Foundation are gearing up for September – Prostate Cancer Awareness month – to raise awareness about the disease and encourage men to know their risk and talk to their doctor. "Next to skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men," said Harris M. Nagler, MD, President of the Urology Care Foundation.…
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AUA Applauds Introduction Of USPSTF Transparency & Accountability Act Of 2019

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LINTHICUM, Md., June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to preserving men's access to prostate cancer screening, the American Urological Association (AUA) today applauded the introduction of H.R. 3534, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Transparency & Accountability Act of 2019. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Reps. Bobby Rush (D-IL-1), Phil Roe, MD (R-TN-1), Neal Dunn, MD (R-FL-2) and Judy Chu (D-CA-27). A Senate companion bill is expected to be introduced later this year. The AUA remains concerned about the lack of transparency in the USPSTF's review process, as well as the effect that a number of its recommendations have on limiting access to preventive care. The amount of influence that the USPSTF's recommendations have over Americans' preventive health decisions necessitates that its review process…
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June Is National Men’s Health Month

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LINTHICUM, Md., June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- June is National Men's Health month, a time of year when the Urology Care Foundation, the world's leading nonprofit urological health foundation, raises awareness about such urology-related conditions as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and other conditions men face that can have an impact on their overall health. Using the following weekly themes, the Foundation aims to connect, educate and inspire men across the country to talk to their doctor and learn more about their risk for being diagnosed with certain conditions or disease and take an active role in managing their health.   June 1–8 | Prostate CancerJune 9 –15 | Erectile Dysfunction/InfertilityJune 16–22 | Bladder Cancer, Testicular Cancer & Kidney Cancer June 23–30 | BPH, Prostatitis, Incontinence & Nocturia "When men have the…
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