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Gallagher Health Policy Scholar Program

Applicants must be AUA member urologists who have demonstrated a commitment to or have a keen interest in the field of health policy and who are dedicated to advancing urology's health policy agenda

Scholars will spend up to 30 days away from their practice for intensive training on a wide range of health policy issues. Training includes mentoring from seasoned physician volunteers, participation in key meetings and conferences, and participation in public policy activities as outlined by the Public Policy Council. A stipend of $15,000 and reimbursement for travel and other expenses will be provided over the course of the year-long program. For more information, email cmcfall@auanet.org.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Gallagher Health Policy Scholarship.

Applications must be completed by Friday, October 13.


About The Scholarship

Gallagher

In 2007, the AUA Board of Directors approved the launch of this annual scholar program in honor of former executive director, G. James Gallagher. The Gallagher Health Policy Scholar Program hopes to attract those urologists who have demonstrated a commitment to or have a keen interest in the field of health policy and who are dedicated to advancing urology's health policy agenda.


Current Gallagher Scholar

James Michael Dupree, IV, MD

James Michael Dupree, IV, MD

Urologist, Michigan Medicine Urology Clinic
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Department of Urology

Dr. Dupree is the Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a graduate of Duke University and Northwestern University, and has completed his residency in Urology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dupree is an active member of the American Urological Association, as well as the American Medical Association and the American Board of Urology. He is licensed to practice medicine in Illinois and Michigan, and is internationally recognized for his research to the global community. Dr. Dupree lectures regional physicians and students about urology care.


Immediate Past Gallagher Scholar

Thomas H. Rechtschaffen, MD, FACS

Thomas H. Rechtschaffen, MD, FACS

Urologist, Advanced Urology Centers of New York
Westchester, New York

Dr. Rechtschaffen is a practicing urologist at the Advanced Urology Centers of New York. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the New York University School of Medicine. He is on staff at Montefiore Medical Center, St. John's Riverside Hospital,New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital Center, White Plains Hospital Center and is a consulting urologist at Keller Army Community Hospital. Dr. Rechtschaffen is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a 2013 graduate of the AUA Leadership Program, and a current member of the AUA's Legislative Affairs Committee.


Past Gallagher Scholars

2015 Norm Smith, MD
2014 Timothy David Averch, MD, FACS
2013 Eugene Y. Rhee, MD, MBA
2012 Mark T. Edney, MD
2011 James C. Ulchaker, MD
2010 Christopher Gonzalez, MD, MBA
2009 Christopher Saigal, MD, MPH
2008 Quentin J. Clemens, MD, MSCI
2007 David F. Penson, MD, MPH

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