BALTIMORE, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Urological Association (AUA) today announced that Virginia urologist Dr. Joshua Langston has been named the 2017-2018 H. Logan Holtgrewe Legislative Fellow, a program that is designed to prepare and educate urology residents and fellows in the legislative aspect of health policy.
As the AUA's Holtgrewe Fellow, Dr. Langston will participate in major AUA advocacy initiatives, including the Annual Urology Advocacy Summit and meetings of the AUA's Public Policy Council and Legislative Affairs Committee. He also will attend the Brandeis University Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy & Management and complete a four-week fellowship with a legislative office in Washington, DC.
"We are excited to have Dr. Langston serve as our legislative fellow," said AUA Public Policy Council Chair Dr. Christopher Gonzalez. "His experiences gained over the coming year, coupled with his time at the Physician Executive Mentoring Program through the National Health Service England, will give Dr. Langston valuable insight on national and international health policy systems."
Dr. Langston is currently practicing in Norfolk, VA, and is an instructor in the Department of Urology at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He holds a Doctorate of Medicine from UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and a bachelor's of arts degree from Texas A&M University.
The Holtgrewe Fellowship program was established in recognition of Dr. H. Logan Holtgrewe, former AUA president and past chairman of the AUA's Health Policy Council. The Holtgrewe Fellowship is open to all AUA residents in their research year, fellows, and first year post-graduates. Applications are available on the AUA website starting in January of each year. Learn more about the program.
About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 21,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.
Contact: Wendy Isett, AUA
SOURCE American Urological Association