Dear Western Section AUA Members,
I am absolutely thrilled to share the exciting news that our esteemed WSAUA colleague, Dr. Beth Andersen, has been selected as the Gallagher AUA Health Policy Scholar.
This prestigious recognition is a testament to Dr. Andersen's exceptional dedication to advancing healthcare policy and making a lasting impact on the field.
Dr. Andersen's commitment to excellence and her outstanding contributions have not only elevated her own career but have also brought great pride to our section. Her selection as the Gallagher AUA Health Policy Scholar is a well-deserved acknowledgment of her hard work, expertise, and passion for driving positive change.
Join me in congratulating Dr. Beth Andersen on this remarkable achievement. As a section, we are privileged to have such a distinguished professional among us, and we look forward to witnessing the continued success that she will undoubtedly achieve in her future endeavors.
The Gallagher Health Policy Scholar Program is a year-long, competitive training program run by the American Urological Association (AUA). The program aims to attract urologists who are interested in health policy and desire to advance urology's health policy agenda.
To be eligible for the program, applicants must:
- Be an AUA member urologist
- Demonstrate a commitment to or deep interest in health policy
- Be dedicated to advancing urology's health policy agenda
The AUA Board of Directors launched the program in 2007 in honor of former executive director, G. James Gallagher.
The Western Section AUA has produced 5 urologists (Drs Duty, Jameson, Rhee, Saigal) who are Gallagher Scholars since its inception in 2007.
I encourage more WSAUA members to consider applying to this program.
|Denise Asafu-Adjei, MD MPH
|Brian Duty, MD MBA
|Robert A. Bass, MD, MBA
|Elizabeth Timbrook “Brook” Brown, MD
|Jason J. Jameson, MD
|James Michael Dupree, IV, MD
|Thomas H. Rechtschaffen, MD, FACS
|Norm Smith, MD
|Timothy David Averch, MD, FACS
|Eugene Y. Rhee, MD, MBA
|Mark T. Edney, MD
|James C. Ulchaker, MD
|Christopher Gonzalez, MD, MBA
|Christopher Saigal, MD, MPH
|Quentin J. Clemens, MD, MSCI
|David F. Penson, MD, MPH
Warmest congratulations, Dr. Andersen!
Chair, AUA Public Policy Council
Chair, WSAUA Health Policy