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Call for Abstracts!
July 1, 2019
Opens: July 1, 2019Closes: Sept 16, 2019, 11:59 PM PDTTimezone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Congratulations, Dr. Suskind!
May 9, 2019
Dr. Anne Suskind, SWIU’s nomination for the AUA Research Forum “Early Career Investigator Showcase” won third place with her presentation “Functional outcomes after ‘minor’ urologic surgery among nursing home residents; a national study.”

Past-President Presents at AUA Advocacy Summit
March 5, 2019
Dolores Lamb, PhD, past president of SWIU, makes general session presentation — Collaborative approaches to overcome workplace challenges in Urology — at AUA’s 2019 Urology Advocacy Summit on March 5, 2019.

Bobbilynn Hawkins, a Trailblazer in Urology, Retires
March 4, 2019
SWIU would like to recognize Dr. Bobbilynn Hawkins, the nation’s first African-American full professor of urology and the first female urologist in the US Army upon her retirement from Augusta University and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. She spent over 20 years in the military and 10 years at Augusta University.

Dolores Lamb, PhD will receive the 2019 Christina Manthos Mentoring Award
February 8, 2019
Dr. Dolores Lamb will receive the 2019 Christina Manthos Mentoring Award during the SWIU Networking Reception at the AUA on May 4, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Jackson CD @ Hyatt Regency McCormick in Chicago. The number of people who Dr Lamb has mentored is impressive. Here are excerpts from 3 of the recommendation letters received with her nomination by Dr. Rose Khavari at Houston Methodist.

SWIU Board Members Interviewed for Mel Magazine
February 8, 2019
SWIU Board members, Dr. Teresa Beam and Dr. Akanksha Mehta, were interviewed for an article on what it is like to be a female urologist.

Celebrate National Women Physicians Day, February 3rd
January 28, 2019
SWIU recognizes all women urologists and their accomplishments in honor of National Women Physicians Day on February 3.

Women Make Great Strides on Urology Match Day
January 18, 2019
View the stats for the 2019 Urology Residency Match.

TWO SWIU Members Among AUA 2019 Award Winners
December 17, 2018
The American Urological Association (AUA) is pleased to announce recipients of its 2019 AUA Awards Program.

AUA Names Dr. Elizabeth "Brook" Brown as 2019 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar
December 3, 2018
The American Urological Association (AUA) today announced that Dr. Elizabeth "Brook" Brown has been named as the 2019 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar. Dr. Brown is the first female urologist to receive this honor.

New Online Course for Urology Researchers Seeking NIH Funding
November 29, 2018
The AUA’s “Writing A Successful Career Development Award Application” course is written by NIH-funded urology researchers and will help prepare early-career investigators to write competitive grant applications. While this course focuses on preparing an NIH Career Development Award application, the tips from established researchers with strong funding records are applicable to most career development-type award mechanisms.

Congratulations to Dr. Simone Thavaseelan
November 28, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Simone Thavaseelan who just made Associate Professor at Brown University!

Do Women Work Less Than Men in Urology: Data From the American Urological Association Census
August 17, 2018
(Urology subscription or article purchase required to access article) To further explore the issue of work parity between male and female urologists in the context of demographics, practice characteristics, subspecialty affiliation, and planned retirement, the researchers analyzed data from the 2014 American Urological Association census, which is a specialty wide survey distributed to the entire urology community in the United States.

2018 Male vs Female Urologists Salaries
July 5, 2018
Male urologists earn more than their female peers—but why? How does this affect their overall net worth? In the Medscape 2018 report, find out who has the greatest net worth and which factors might be contributing.

The Representation of Women in Urological Leadership
June 5, 2018
While urology has historically been a male dominated field, the number of female urologists is increasing. In 2015 women made up 7.7% of practicing urologists and 17.1% of urologists younger than age 45 years. In the medical field overall females have been markedly underrepresented in leadership positions. We assess the current prevalence of women in urological leadership roles.

SWIU signs on to AUA letter providing comments and feedback on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF)
May 30, 2018
“Final Recommendation Statement: Prostate Cancer Screening"

Historic Plaque To Be Unveiled
May 14, 2018
New York — On May 14th, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation will commemorate the life and work of Elizabeth Blackwell and the founding of the New York Infirmary for Women and Children at 58 Bleecker Street with the unveiling of a historic plaque.

Achieving Gender Equity in Physician Compensation and Career Advancement: A Position Paper of the American College of Physicians
April 24, 2018
Women comprise more than one third of the active physician workforce, an estimated 46% of all physicians-in-training, and more than half of all medical students in the United States.

Speed Mentoring at the 7th Annual Clinical Mentoring Conference
April 19, 2018
Mentoring is a central goal of SWIU, and as the organization has grown in recent years, the breadth and depth of interests and experiences of SWIU members has become more apparent.

“Advancing the Careers of Women in Urology,” 2018 AUA Advocacy Summit Presentation by Dolores J. Lamb, PhD
April 17, 2018
“Advancing the Careers of Women in Urology,” 2018 AUA Advocacy Summit Presentation by Dolores J. Lamb, PhD

AUA Announces New Positions To Support Global Strategy
February 27, 2018
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Hadley M. Wood, MD, FACS Wins YFA Advocacy and Issues Workgroup Essay Contest
September 30, 2017
KUDOS: Dr. Wood Wins ACS Young Fellows Essay ContestRead “The Immortality of John”

Jean L. Fourcroy, Founding Member of SWIU, 1930 – 2016
November 8, 2016
Jean L. Fourcroy, Founding Member of SWIU, 1930 – 2016Obituary   Remembrance