LINTHICUM, Md., Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) today announced that Dr. Elizabeth "Brook" Brown has been named as the 2019 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar.
The Gallagher Health Policy Scholarship is designed to train the next generation of urologists for leadership positions in health policy. Scholars spend a full year engaged in critical seminars, conferences and meetings at the national level, receive mentoring from AUA physicians in senior roles and participate in a week-long health policy seminar for surgeons sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and held at Brandeis University. Scholars also engage in other educational activities that ensure their immersion in and understanding of health policy issues of importance to urology. The award was created in honor of former AUA Executive Director G. James Gallagher.
"Dr. Brown is a strong advocate not only for urologists but also for the patients we treat and this is represented by her commitment to stabilizing and expanding resident education and her work with patient advocates," said AUA Public Policy Chair Dr. Chris Gonzalez. "She is a rising star in urology advocacy, and we are excited to see her skill set expand even further within this program."
Dr. Brown is an assistant professor of urology and associate residency program director at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health from Tulane University, and earned her medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine. She completed her urology residency at Louisiana State University and Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, and recently completed a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Brown currently serves as a member of the Urology Care Foundation's Bladder Health Committee and is an active board member for the Society for Women in Urology (SWIU). In addition to her membership in the AUA and SWIU, Dr. Brown is also a member of the American Association of Clinical Urologists and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU).
For more information about the Gallagher Health Policy Scholar Program, or to request a headshot of Dr. Brown, please contact Wendy Isett at 410-689-3789 or wisett@AUAnet.org.
About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 21,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.
SOURCE American Urological Association