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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 08, 2010

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AUA Communications, AUA
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AMERICAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION

LINTHICUM, MD, June 8, 2010–The American Urological Association (AUA) is pleased to announce that Sterling A. North has joined the organization as the new director of the Office of Education. North, an accomplished leader with more than 15 years of experience in the field of medical education, most recently served as director of continuing medical education at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.

North will be responsible for providing visionary leadership and strategic planning in urologic education for physicians and staff; developing educational programs, including a life-long learning curriculum, in coordination with the AUA Chair of Education; planning and implementing educational activities using state-of-the-art technology; and developing the AUA Annual Meeting program with the AUA Secretary and the Chair of Education. North will also oversee Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) compliance to ensure that policies are followed throughout the AUA, and develop long-range plans for the Association’s international outreach and curriculum.

“Sterling’s extensive background in continuing education makes him a clear choice for this position,” said AUA Associate Executive Director of Education & Scientific Meetings Janet V. Skorepa. “We are fortunate to have his dynamic talent and look forward to creating new educational initiatives and increasing the variety, scope and effectiveness of those already in place.”

North previously served as associate director of continuing medical education at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Office of Continuing Education at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He holds a bachelor of arts with honors from Connecticut College in New London, CT, and is currently enrolled in the University of Maryland School of Medicine Master of Public Health program.

Please contact AUA Communications at 410-689-3932 or communications@AUAnet.org to schedule an interview with Janet V. Skorepa, AUA Associate Executive Director of Education & Scientific Meetings or Sterling A. North, new AUA Director of Education.

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 16,000 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.

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