LINTHICUM, MD, January 10, 2012–The American Urological Association today announced the list of 2012 award recipients who will be honored at the Association’s upcoming Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, this May. These physician researchers and educators are being honored 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 who is deemed to have made outstanding contributions to the art and science of urology. Anthony Atala, MD, will receive this award for pioneering research in regenerative medicine and outstanding contributions to the field of urology as a scholar and teacher.
Hugh Hampton Young Award: The Hugh Hampton Young Award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding contributions to the study of genitourinary tract disease. Ian M. Thompson Jr., MD, will receive this award for outstanding contributions to the diagnosis, control and prevention of prostate cancer.
Gold Cystoscope Award: The Gold Cystoscope Award is presented annually to a urologist distinguished by outstanding contributions to the profession within 13 years of completing residency training. Ashutosh K. Tewari, MD, will receive this award for outstanding contributions to the field of urologic oncology, most notably the treatment of prostate cancer and the development of novel techniques to improve the outcomes of robotic prostatectomy.
Lifetime Achievement Award: The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to an individual who has been deemed to have made outstanding contributions to advance the mission and goals of the AUA. Thomas J. Rohner Jr., MD, will receive this award for devotion to urologic education and balanced thoughtful leadership of the Mid-Atlantic Section and AUA Board of Directors.
Robert C. Flanigan Education Award: The Robert C. Flanigan Education Award is presented once every three years to an individual who has made exemplary contributions to the educational goals of the American Urological Association. Margaret S. Pearle, MD, PhD will receive this award for commitment to AUA’s educational objectives through service on the AUA/ABU Exam Committee, Nephrolithiasis Guidelines Panel, Urolithiasis Courses, Update Series and Urology Core Curriculum.
Victor A. Politano Award: The Victor A. Politano Award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding research and work in the field of incontinence and for enhancing the treatment of incontinent patients, thereby helping to improve their quality of life. Subbarao V. Yalla, MD, will receive this award for outstanding research in the basic understanding of bladder physiology, enhancing the diagnosis of voiding disorders and lighting the path for many young investigators.
William P. Didusch Art and History Award: The William P. Didusch Art and History Award promotes and recognizes contributions to urological art, including, but not limited to, illustrations, sculpture, still photography, motion pictures and television productions. Harry W. Herr, MD, will receive this award for
outstanding contributions to the publication and presentation of the history of urology.
Distinguished Contribution Award: The Distinguished Contribution Awards are presented annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the science and practice of urology, including, but not limited to, contributions made in a sub-specialty area, for military career service or for humanitarian efforts. The following individuals will receive this award:
- Paul F. Schellhammer, MD, for outstanding contributions to the science and practice of urology and for clinical studies in the treatment of prostate cancer
- Joel Sheinfeld, MD, for outstanding contributions in the field of urologic oncology and for guiding numerous trainees through oncologic fellowships
Distinguished Service Awards: The Distinguished Service Awards are presented annually to individuals who are deemed to have made outstanding contributions to the goals of the AUA. The following individuals will receive this award:
- Deborah J. Lightner, MD, for leadership and thoughtful advice in advancing AUA’s disciplinary policies as the Chair of the Judicial & Ethics Committee
- John B. Forrest, MD, for 20 years of leadership and significant contributions in furthering AUA’s clinical guidelines as a member of numerous panels and as the Chair of the Practice Guidelines Committee
Gold Cane Award: The Gold Cane Award is presented to a senior urologist distinguished by outstanding contributions to the profession and to the AUA. Randall G. Rowland, MD, PhD, will receive this award for outstanding contributions in urologic oncology, urinary diversion, and education of urologists through AUA courses and throughout the world
About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is the pre-eminent professional organization for urologists, with more than 18,000 members throughout the world. An educational nonprofit organization, the AUA pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care by carrying out a wide variety of programs for members and their patients.
Wendy Isett, AUA