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Gallagher Health Policy Scholar Program

Applicants must be AUA member 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

Scholars will spend up to 30 days away from their practice for intensive training on a wide range of health policy issues. Training includes mentoring from seasoned physician volunteers, participation in key meetings and conferences, and participation in public policy activities as outlined by the Public Policy Council. A stipend of $15,000 and reimbursement for travel and other expenses will be provided over the course of the year-long program. For more information, email cchilcoat@auanet.org.

The 2019 application cycle is now closed. The 2020 application cycle will open summer of 2019.


About The 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

James Michael Dupree, IV, MD

Jason J. Jameson, MD

Urologist, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Instructor of Urology

Dr. Jameson is an Instructor of Urology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.  He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Utah.  He is an active member of the American Urological Association, serving as the current chair of the Bylaws Committee and also serves on the Legislative Affairs Committee.  He is an alternate Board of Director for the Western Section AUA and serves on the Health Policy Committee.  As the current president of the Arizona Urologic Society and Board of Director for the Arizona Medical Association, he has worked with State Legislators advocating for urology telemedicine and testifying at committee hearings the past two years.  Men's Health has been a focus in his clinical activities, including developing the Men's Health Program at Mayo Clinic Arizona and speaking at national and international conferences.  His professional Men's Health activities include serving as the current Secretary/Treasurer of the American Society of Men's Health and the Chair of the Men's Health Committee for the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.  He is a member of the Government Relations Committee of Mayo Clinic Arizona.


Immediate Past Gallagher Scholar

Thomas H. Rechtschaffen, MD, FACS

James Michael Dupree, IV, MD

Urologist, Michigan Medicine Urology Clinic
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Department of Urology

Dr. Dupree is the Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a graduate of Duke University and Northwestern University, and has completed his residency in Urology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dupree is an active member of the American Urological Association, as well as the American Medical Association and the American Board of Urology. He is licensed to practice medicine in Illinois and Michigan, and is internationally recognized for his research to the global community. Dr. Dupree lectures regional physicians and students about urology care.


Past Gallagher Scholars

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