The American Urological Association (AUA) honored its 2016 AUA award recipients during its 111th Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calfornia. These physician researchers, educators, and organizations were honored for their contributions to the field of medicine, the specialty of urology, and the AUA.
The following awards in oncology were presented:
Ramon Guiteras Award
William Marston Linehan, MD
This award is presented annually to an individual who is deemed to have made outstanding contributions to the art and science of urology. William Marston Linehan, MD, Chief of the Urologic Oncology Branch at the National Cancer Institute, was presented with this award for his contributions to the art and science of urology, most notably in the identification of genes associated with different types of kidney cancer and developing new strategies for their management.
Lifetime Achievement Award
James E. Montie, MD
This award is presented annually to an individual who has been deemed to have made outstanding contributions to advance the mission and goals of the AUA. James E. Montie, MD, Professor of Urology in the University of Michigan Health System, was honored with this award for his leadership in the field of urologic oncology and a lifelong commitment in helping advance urologic education.
Eugene Fuller Triennial Prostate Award
Peter C. Albertsen, MD
This award is presented once every 3 years to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the study of the prostate gland and its associated diseases. Peter C. Albertsen, MD, Professor of Surgery and Chief and Program Director of the Division of Urology at UConn Health, received this award for his outstanding contributions to the understanding of prostate cancer, most notably in epidemiology and statistical analysis.
Health Science Award
This award is presented to a company for its outstanding support in promoting the educational, scientific, and research goals of the AUA. San Francisco biopharmaceutical company Medivation, Inc, was honored with this award for its commitment and support of physician and patient education in prostate cancer.
Gold Cane Award
Paul H. Lange, MD, FACS
This award is presented to a senior urologist distinguished by outstanding contributions to the profession and to the AUA. Paul H. Lange, MD, FACS, Professor in the Department of Urology, Director of the Institute for Prostate Cancer Research, and Pritt Family Endowed Chair in Prostate Cancer Research at UW Medicine, is this year’s award recipient for a career of academic leadership, mentorship, and innovative contributions to the fields of urologic oncology and endourology.
For a full list and more information about the 2016 AUA award recipients, please visit www.auanet.org/about/awards-winners.cfm. ■