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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2014

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Christine Frey, AUA
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THE AMERICAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2014 ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

Awards Recognize Top Urologists, Honor Service to Specialty and Society

LINTHICUM, FEBRUARY 12, 2014—The American Urological Association (AUA) today announced the list of 2014 award recipients who will be honored at the Association’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL 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. Peter T. Scardino, MD, will receive this award for outstanding contributions to the art and science of urology, most notably in the early detection and treatment of prostate cancer, as well as excellence in education and fellowship training.

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. Mani Menon, MD, will receive this award for innovation in robotic surgery, changing the field of surgical therapy for prostate cancer and improving the quality of life for many patients.

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. William W. Roberts III, MD, will receive this award for outstanding contributions in the areas of mechanical and cavitational tissue ablation through the development of a new therapeutic technology known as histotripsy.

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. Demetrius H. Bagley, MD, will receive this award for visionary leadership and education in ureteroscopy and minimally invasive surgical techniques for the upper urinary tract.

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. Stuart B. Bauer, MD, will receive this award for innovation in neonatal urodynamics in myelomenigocele and for early recognition of children at risk for myelomenigocele.

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. Tupper Stevens, will receive this award for outstanding contributions to the William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History through the organization and exceptional presentation of the traveling history exhibits.

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:

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:

Gold Cane Award: The Gold Cane Award is presented to a senior urologist distinguished by outstanding contributions to the profession and to the AUA.  Robert E. Donohue, MD, for many years of outstanding contributions in urologic oncology, resident training and as historian of the South Central Section of AUA.

Presidential Citations: Presidential Citations are presented to individuals deemed to have significantly promoted the cause of urology during a specific period of time. Each recipient is chosen by the AUA President. Presidential Citations will be presented to honor the following individuals:

Visit AUAnet.org for more information about the AUA Awards or this year's honorees.

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 20,000 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.

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