New England Section Health Policy Essay Competition
Engagement of young urologists in urologic advocacy is extremely important, and attendance at the annual advocacy meeting (the Urology Joint Advocacy Conference and the AUA Advocacy Summit) a wonderful opportunity for the residents, fellows and young urologists of the New England Section to engage in issues that will affect them as they come into their careers. The New England Section sponsors the travel of urology residents, fellows and/or young urologists to attend the annual conference in Washington, DC through its annual Health Policy Essay Competition.

The New England Section, with support from the AUA, will again sponsor the travel of up to four urology residents, fellows, and/or young urologists (urologists 10 years or less out of residency; 13 years or less out of fellowship continuous after residency graduation) to attend the 2019 AUA Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC through its annual Health Policy Essay Competition. The 2019 AUA Advocacy Summit will take place March 4-6, 2019 in Washington, DC.

To apply, submit your essay (750 words maximum) addressing one of the following topics at the link below.

  1. Please define a significant problem facing urology residents, fellows, and/or young urologists and possible solutions.
  2. Urology is a relatively small subspecialty. What should urology do over the next five years to retain or expand its influence in organized medicine?
  3. How should urologists continue to improve patient quality of care? Please define a specific quality of care issue and propose a solution?

Submit your essay to the 2019 Health Policy Essay Competition

The submission deadline is Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Winning essays and post-Summit reports from each funded participant will be published in the New England Section newsletter. Winning authors should also consider submitting their work to Urology Practice for publication.
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New England Section Research Scholar Fund
In 2012 the New England Section Research Scholar Fund was created to provide research grants to young men and women within the NE region interested in pursing a career in urologic research. All eligible candidates from the New England region are encouraged to apply. Visit the AUA Foundation website to review program and application guidelines. New England Section Research Scholar grants are administered by the AUA Foundation.
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Max K. Willscher Resident Research Prize Recipients
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Practicing Urologist Research Award
Applicants must be from local or community-based hospitals and must be engaged in clinical or quality improvement research in the field of Urology. Prior recipients of the Practicing Urologist Research Award are not eligible to re-apply.
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Research Award Program
Post Residency Research Grant
Applicants must be no more than 10 years post-residency and must be serving as fellows or junior faculty. Funds are to be used to support a research program in basic or clinical sciences related to Urology. Prior recipients of the Post Residency Research Grant are not eligible to re-apply.
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