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AUA Names Jason J. Jameson, MD as 2018 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar

Jason Jameson, MD

The American Urological Association (AUA) announced that Dr. Jason Jameson has been selected as the 2018 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar. This program is designed to train the next generation of urologists for leadership positions in health policy.

Gallagher scholars spend a full year engaged 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. Scholars 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 honor of former AUA Executive Director G. James Gallagher.

“Dr. Jameson is a strong advocate for the specialty of urology at both the state and national levels,” said AUA Public Policy Chair Dr. Chris Gonzalez. “We look forward to watching him grow his skills as part of this public policy program.”

Dr. Jameson is an instructor in urology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Phoenix, AZ and is a graduate of both Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE and the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He completed his internship/residency in both general surgery and urology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Dr. Jameson is a recognized leader in the field of health policy, with a clinical specialty centered on men’s health and quality improvement.

In addition to his work with the AUA Legislative Affairs Committee, Dr. Jameson is an active member of the Arizona Medical Association, where he serves on the Board of Directors and as a Urology Delegate to the association’s House of Representatives. He is currently serving as president of the Arizona Urological Society.

For more information about the Gallagher Health Policy Scholar Program, or to request a headshot of Dr. Jameson, please contact Wendy Isett at 410-689-3789 or wisett@AUAnet.org.

Congratulations to the following for winning 2018 AUA Awards:

Distinguished Service Awards: The Distinguished Service Awards are presented annually to individuals for outstanding service in advancing to the goals of the American Urological Association. The following individuals will receive this award:
Jeffrey E. Kaufman, MD, for decades of outstanding leadership and service to the Western Section and the AUA Board of Directors and contributions to the importance of Health Policy.

Gold-Headed Cane Award: The Gold-Headed Cane Award is presented to a senior urologist distinguished by outstanding contributions to the profession and to the AUA.
George W. Kaplan, MD, is this year’s award recipient for excellent work in the treatment of children with urologic diseases and mentorship in educating future pediatric urologists.

Presidential Citations: Presidential Citations are presented to individuals deemed to have significantly promoted the cause of urology. Each recipient is chosen by the AUA President. This honor will be bestowed upon the following individuals:
Jack W. McAninch, MD, for training and educating generations of urologists in trauma and reconstruction.

Joseph Sterbis, MD is chosen as Young Urologist of the Year in the WSAUA!

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