American Urological Association - Science and Quality Fellow Program

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Science and Quality Fellow Program

Formerly Science and Quality Scholar Program

The Science and Quality Fellow Program advances the fields of guidelines, quality and data, and will help residents and fellows develop insight into how the AUA develops and promotes the advancement of evidence-based science. The deadline to apply for this program has passed.

Who is Eligible?

The program is open to all AUA residents in their research year, fellows, and first-year post-graduates. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a strong interest or aptitude for science and quality issues. If the applicant is currently a resident, the scholar's Residency Director must sign-off on and verify that the scholar will be available for the travel and time allotted for the program.

The program runs from May 2018 – May 2019.

Program Highlights

  • Participate in the AUA Quality Improvement Summit
  • Attend the Brandeis University Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management
  • Participate in a guidelines panel meeting
  • Attend the AUA Annual Meeting and attend the S&Q Council meeting, three committee meetings and the AQUA Forum
  • Attend the Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute at Columbia University (online course)
  • Attend the fall meetings of the AUA Science and Quality Council and its committees

Additionally, the Scholar has the option to also participate in the activities listed below during the year-long program:

  • Participate in a Guidelines International Network (GIN) conference
  • Participate in a Cochrane course/conference
  • Participate in the National Quality Forum Annual Conference
  • Attend Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement Meetings; March meeting in Washington, D.C. and October meeting in Chicago

2018-2019 Science and Quality Fellow

Jennifer Robles, MD

Jennifer Robles, MD

Jennifer Robles attended medical school at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, during which she spent one year at the National Institutes of Health as part of the prestigious Clinical Research Scientist Training Program. She subsequently completed a Urologic Surgery residency at Washington University in Saint Louis in 2016 and is currently an Endourology and Laparoscopic/Robotic Surgery Fellow at Vanderbilt University. She is also a VA Quality Scholar and is completing a fellowship in Quality Improvement, including a master's in Public Health.

Dr. Robles' goals are to achieve meaningful systemic improvements in the safety and/or quality of urologic patient care. Her research is focused on evaluating physician prescribing behavior of antibiotics and opioids in order to improve patient safety and outcomes by increasing appropriateness of use and reducing harmful variation. She is particularly interested in using implementation science and clinical informatics to improve the efficiency and quality of surgical care delivery.     

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