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Gallagher Health Policy Scholar Program
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
If you have questions or want more information, email Juliana Nicolini at jnicolini@AUAnet.org.
About the Gallagher Scholarship
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
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
Brian D. Duty, MD, MBA
Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Oregon Health & Science University
Assistant 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|