Award Information

Traveling Fellowship Award

Prize: $1,500 Eligibility: Important! Only residents and urologists in practice for less than five years post-residency within the geographic area of the North Central Section, AUA, are eligible to win the Traveling Fellowship Award.

Subject Matter: The essay may consist of any topic of urological interest.

Manuscripts: If accepted for consideration, the paper must be submitted in sextuple. The paper should bear the title of the subject and the name(s) of the author(s). The editorial form should be that required by the Journal of Urology. All illustrations must be labeled on back with title of paper.

Criteria: The award is given to eligible physicians who have designed and carried out the majority of the work in a suitable clinical or basic research project. Only the principal author of the manuscript will be considered, and recipients of previous years are not eligible.

Conditions: The money from the award is intended to support a clinical tour by the recipient to an academic institution of his/her choice during the year following receipt of the award. The Section requires the recipient to give a report of this travel upon completion.

Judges: The papers are judged by the Editorial & Awards Committee, North Central Section, AUA.

Registration: Program participants must register for the meeting to present papers.

Thirlby Award

Eligibility: The award is given only to member urologists in the geographic area of the North Central Section of the American Urological Association who are primarily engaged in private practice. They may hold teaching affiliations, but the material for presentation must come exclusively from their private practice. To be considered for this award, please check the appropriate place on the Application Form. Prize: The Thirlby Award consists of a commemorative plaque awarded to the member in private practice who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, contributed the best scientific project at the Annual Meeting.

Subject Matter: Abstracts, scientific exhibits, or movies will be available for consideration of this award.

Program: All papers to be considered for the Thirlby Award will be presented on the program at the annual meeting. The Award will be announced at the Annual Banquet.

Conditions: This award shall be made every year, regardless of the number of presentations.

Judges: The papers are judged by the Editorial & Awards Committee, North Central Section, AUA.

Registration: Program participants must register for the meeting to present papers.

The John D. Silbar Award - Attention Program Directors

Prize: $1,000 Eligibility: This award will be given to an outstanding urology resident within the geographic boundary of the North Central Section.

Criteria: The awardee must reflect outstanding qualities in clinical ability, high ethical and moral standards, compassion for patients, and outstanding bedside manner.

Nominations: Nominations are requested from all Urology Program Directors in the Section. Letters of nomination and curriculum vitaes of all nominees are to be sent to the Secretary of the Section at the address below.

1100 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 350
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Judging: The Editorial and Awards Committee will select the top two or three candidates and notify the Section Secretary. The Secretary will forward the curriculum vitaes of the top choices to Dr. John Silbar, who will make the final decision.

Bizarre and Interesting Case Award

Prize: $100 Eligibility: All abstracts that are accepted in the Bizarre and Interesting Case Award Category will be eligible for this award. Each presentation will be three minutes long and will be judged by the Editorial and Awards Committee.

Criteria: The award will be given to the person who presents the most interesting or bizarre case or developed a gadget or innovative surgical technique.

Podium/Poster Presentation Awards

Prize: Generous Awards Eligibility: All abstracts that are accepted as a Podium/Poster Presentation will be eligible for the Podium/Poster Awards. Each podium/poster will be judged and the final prize will be awarded.

Best Video Award

1st place receives $100

Resident Bowl Award

Winning team receives $250 per person, a plaque and partially sponsored trip to compete at the AUA

NCS/AACU Health Policy Young Investigator Award

Prize: $2,000 Eligibility: Important! Only residents and urologists in practice for three years post residency or fellowship and urologists in practice for less than three years within the geographic area of the North Central Section, AUA, are eligible to win the NCS/AACU Health Policy Young Investigator Award

Subject Matter: Only abstracts on socio-economic matters will be considered of this award.

Program: One abstract will be selected as the NCS/AACU Health Policy Young Investigator Award and will be presented on the program at the annual meeting. The Award will be announced at the Annual Banquet.

Conditions: This award shall be made every year, regardless of the number of presentations.

Judges: The papers are judged by the North Central Section representative to the AACU Board of Directors, NCS Secretary, and NCS Health Policy Council Chair.

Registration: Program participants must register for the meeting to present papers.

 

Award Winners

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NCS Awards 2015 – Amelia Island, Florida

posted: February 9, 2016
Traveling Fellowship Award

Winner:
Brian Linder, MD — Mayo Clinic

Thirlby Award

Winner:
Mahmood Hai, MD, FICS

“Evaluation of Surgical Effectiveness and Safety of XPS Greenlight Laser: Outcomes of a Multicenter Retrospective Study”

John D. Silbar Award

Winner:
Matthew A. Ulhman, MD, MBA — University of Iowa

Best Bizarre and Interesting Case

Winner:
Benjamin Carpenter, MD

“Stirred not Shaken and on the Rocks”

Poster Winners

Prostate Malignant Poster Session

Clinical Winner:
Presented by Robert Gaertner
“Composite Amniotic Tissue Membrane (Amniofix) and its Effect on Early Recovery of Erectile Function Post Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy (RARP)”

Adrenal/Kidney/Ureter/Bladder Poster Session

Clinical Winner:
Presented by Julia Fiuk
“Novel use of Dual Energy CT in Guiding Treatment of Complex Renal Cysts”

Basic Science Winner:
Presented by Khaled Shahrour
“Application of Long Acting PAI-1 During Sutureless Partial Nephrectomy in Mice”

Pediatrics Poster Session

Clinical Winner:
Presented by Melissa St. Aubin
“Ureteral Stenting in the Pediatric Population: Pre-Operative Variables Associated with Ureteral Stenting and Correlations to Subsequent Stone Procedures”

Basic Science Winner:
Presented by Jessica Hannick
“The Angiogenic Signaling Molecule CYR61 Induces Increased Neo-Vascularization in Regenerated Bladder Tissue”

Endourology/Stone Disease Poster Session

Clinical Winner:
Presented by Derek Lomas
“Profile of the Ammonium Acide Urate Stone Former Based on a Large Contemporary Cohort”

Basic Science Winner:
Presented by Kristina Penniston
“Calcium Oxalate Crystals and Renal Damage in Adult pigs fed High Oxalate Diets”

Incontinence/Infertility/Sexual Dysfunction/Trauma/Transplant Poster Session

Clinical Winner:
Presented by Ahmad El-Arabi
“Less is More: A New Intradetrusor Onabotulinumtoxin A Injection Technique for Nuerogenic and Idiopathic Detrusor Overactivity”

Prostate Malignant/Benign Poster Session

Clinical Winner:
Presented by: Samay Jain
“Interobserver Reliability is Excellent Amongst Experienced Radiologists Interpreting Prostate MRIS Using the Pirads Scoring System”

Basic Science Winner:
Presented by: Kenneth Nepple
“Time to Biochemical and Radiographic Progression in Patients Treated with Adenovirus PSA Vaccine for Non-Metastatic/Early Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer: Phase 2 Trial Results”

Video Session

Winner:
Firas Petros, MD
“Management of Venous Tumor Thrombus Encountered During Robot Assisted Partial Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma”

NCS/AACU Health Policy Young Investigator Award

Winner:
Lindsey Herrel, MD, MS — University of Michigan

“Utilization and Outcomes of Inpatient Urological Care at Safety Net Hospitals”

Resident Bowl — Winning Team

1st Place Team:
Luke Frederick — SIU
Ian McLaren — University of Michigan
Hanhan Li — Henry Ford Hospital
Luke Edwards — Beaumont Hospital

Golf Winners

Best 4-Some — Dr. Howard Usitalo, Dr. Mark Dabagia, Dr. Min Jun, Carrie Siegel
Closest to Pin — Dr. Jay Hollander
Longest Putt — Dr. Stephen Nakada
Longest Drive — Dr. Stephen Bennett

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