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Gallagher Health Policy Scholar Program

Application Criteria

To apply you must:

  • Be an AUA member urologist
  • Demonstrate a commitment to or have deep interest in the field of health policy
  • Be dedicated to advancing urology's health policy agenda

As a scholar, you will spend up to 30 days away from your practice for intensive training on a wide range of health policy issues.

Your training includes:

  • Mentoring from seasoned physician volunteers
  • Participation in key meetings and conferences
  • Participation in public policy activities as outlined by the Public Policy Council

Stipend and reimbursement for scholars

A stipend of $15,000 and reimbursement for travel and other expenses will be provided over the course of the year-long program.

Get more information

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2023. If you have questions or want more information, email Juliana Nicolini at jnicolini@AUAnet.org.

About the Gallagher 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

Headshot of Denise Asafu-Adjei, MD, MPH

Denise Asafu-Adjei, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Director, Male Reproductive Medicine
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

Dr. Asafu-Adjei is currently an Assistant Professor of Urology at Loyola University Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine, where she serves as the Medical Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and holds a dual appointment at the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health.

Dr. Asafu-Adjei is active within the AUA and is a member of the inaugural AUA Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She also serves on the AUA Legislative Affairs committee, which she notes has been a tremendous opportunity to learn about the complex process of engagement with elected representatives, AUA sections, special interest groups and how the AUA executes the policy agenda.


Immediate Past Gallagher Scholar

Headshot of Brian Duty, MD, MBA

Brian D. Duty, MD, MBA

Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Oregon Health & Science University
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ssistant Residency Program Director, Department of Urology, Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Duty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at the Oregon Health & Science University. His area of clinical focus is Endourology, but he has been deeply committed to health policy at both a state and national level. He is a member of the AUA Leadership Program Class of 2021-2022 and the recipient of the 2022 AUA Gallagher Health Policy Scholarship.

Dr. Duty is currently President of the Oregon Urological Society, Vice Speaker of the Oregon Medical Association (OMA) and serves on the OMA Board of Trustees. Additionally, he serves on a variety of advocacy and legislative committees, including the AUA Public Policy Council, AUA State Advocacy Committee, American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU) State Advocacy Network Committee, OMA Legislative Affairs Committee, and the AUA Western Section Health Policy Committee.


Past Gallagher Scholars

2021 Robert A. Bass, MD, MBA
2020 Robert A. Bass, MD, MBA
2019 Elizabeth Timbrook “Brook” Brown, MD
2018 Jason J. Jameson, MD
2017 James Michael Dupree, IV, MD
2016 Thomas H. Rechtschaffen, MD, FACS
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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