AUA Distinguished Awards

Each year, the American Urological Association (AUA) honors the contributions of physician researchers and educators to the field of medicine, the specialty of urology, and the AUA.

AUA Awards & Honors Program

Scholars involved in leadership and academic programs become active in the AUA Sections and gain prominence through involvement at the national level. The AUA Awards Program honors outstanding career contributions, recognizing excellence in urologic research and education as well as dedication, leadership and service to the Association.

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Award Definitions & Past Honorees

Nominations are accepted from July to September annually from AUA Sections for the AUA Awards and Honors Program. The nomination deadline is September 15th. Additional nominators are permitted for the following awards:

Urology Program Chairs and Directors may submit nominations for the following two awards.

The Gold Cystoscope Award may be presented annually to a urologist distinguished by outstanding contributions to the profession. Individuals must be within ten (10) years of completing their original residency training calculated from Awards presentation date (eligible graduation year range ≤ 2014 for a 2024 award).

The Mid-Career Award may be presented annually to a urologist distinguished by outstanding contributions to the profession in research, clinical urology or advocacy between 10 and 20 years of completing residency training (eligible graduation year range 2004- 2013 for a 2024 award).

AUA members may submit nominations for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award AUA.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award may be presented annually to an AUA member for outstanding impact on urologic diversity. Nominees may be recognized for commitment and efforts to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion, for example, the recruitment and mentoring of underrepresented minorities into urology, advocacy to improve health equity and access to urologic care, outstanding educational or research initiatives addressing diversity, inclusion and health equity issues, and/or leadership in addressing health care disparities and/or promoting culturally competent care.

Nomination Instructions Nomination Form

Health Science Award

The science and technology of healthcare advances every day; physicians take advantage of this constantly evolving inventory of drugs and devices to provide the best care for their patients.

The AUA Industry Relations Department facilitates the education of urologists on the latest innovations in urologic medicine by connecting industry with physicians—with the goal of providing urologists the tools to more effectively diagnose and treat urologic diseases. In this way, we create partnerships to support the AUA mission to "promote the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and in the formulation of health care policy."

History of AUA Health Science Awards

Secretary Commendations for Global Leadership

The AUA fosters close partnerships and friendships around the world. Each year the AUA recognizes key partners who have worked on AUA’s behalf in their country. The Secretary Commendation for Global Leadership is given out each year during a plenary session of the AUA Annual Meeting.

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Honorary Members

AUA Honorary Membership is presented to scientists who have achieved outstanding prominence in a field of medicine related to Urology, Officers of the Association, and/or distinguished urologists.

Questions about the AUA Honorary Members may be directed to

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