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AUA Advanced Practice Provider of the Year Award

The AUA Advanced Practice Provider (APP) of the Year Award was established by the 2019-2020 AUA APP Membership Committee led by Chair, Tricia Zubert, APRN, CNP, to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of APPs in the field of urology. Since that time, the APP Membership Committee selects a recipient to be honored with the award each year.

2022 Award Winner

Congratulations to Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, recipient of the 2022 Advanced Practice Provider (APP) of the Year award!

Mikel Gray is a Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Virginia. He has authored two textbooks for urologic allied health care givers and numerous articles in the area of urologic care. He has lectured globally on topics related to neurological urology, urinary incontinence and urodynamic testing. Dr. Gray currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, Co-Leader of the Urology-Nephrology APP community for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and he is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Gray will be presented with his award at the upcoming Urologic Care for the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Program during the 2022 AUA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.


Any AUA APP member who has demonstrated a commitment to the field of urology in the following ways is eligible for nomination:

  • An AUA Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Member in good standing
  • Exemplifies strong leadership skills in the field of urology and provides outstanding patient care
  • Significantly contributes to the APP program at their respective Section/Society meeting and/or shows leadership in coordinating other APP activities/initiatives
  • Does not currently serve as a member of the APP Membership Committee

Winners receive a $1000 stipend to attend the AUA Annual Meeting and are formally recognized during the annual APP Program (Urologic Care for the Advanced Practice Provider).

The 2022 application cycle is now closed. Nominations for the 2023 APP of the Year award will open in Fall 2022.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Dana Hamer at

Past Year Winners

Mary Dunn, RN, MSN, OCN, NP-C – 2021 Award Winner
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Heather Schultz, NP – 2020 Award Winner
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



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