Category: Announcements

2019 Election Results and Candidate Diversity

As you likely noticed, there was a striking lack of gender balance in the recent candidate pool for the 2019 elections. Members of the AUA have expressed concern, a concern we in AUA leadership all share. The AUA is committed to diversity in all of its forms and it is clear that we now must be proactive in recruiting diverse candidates to leadership positions.

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The William L. Young Research Award – Remembering an Inspirational Anesthesiology Researcher and Mentor

The Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) honors the legacy of William L. Young, MD with a research award for junior neuroscientists that bears his name. The award, which is presented annually, commemorates a groundbreaking clinician-scientist and role-model who was a longstanding active member of both SNACC and the AUA, and mentor and friend to many.

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EAB Welcomes New Members
by Keith Baker, MD, PhD

We are delighted to welcome 4 new members to the Education Advisory Board (EAB). In June of 2018 we issued a call for membership to the EAB. We received many applications from qualified candidates which made the decision to select only 4 new members quite challenging. Each new member has significant leadership experience and also has a long-term commitment to education.

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SAB Welcomes New Members
by Ines Koerner, MD, PhD

The Scientific Advisory Board requested applications earlier this year for new members to fill four open positions. We were honored to receive a large number of outstanding applications in response. The SAB is proud to welcome the following new members, who started their three-year terms this summer.

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New AUA Educational Advisory Board (EAB) Chair

The EAB has been quite fortunate to have Dr. Bob Gaiser as its Chair for the past four years. He has led the EAB with its charge to plan the education program for the Association’s Annual Meeting. In addition, he has arranged to have education-related topics in each of the Association’s Newsletters. We are indebted to his commitment and superb leadership over these past four years.

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NAS, NAE, and NAM statement

We are concerned deeply by a report that staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were instructed not to use certain words in budget documents. As leaders of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, we are especially stunned that “evidence-based” and “science-based” are reportedly among the barred terms.

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Call for Participants in a Neuroscience Symposium
by William M. Armstead, BA, MS, PhD

A Neuroscience Symposium entitled “Effects of Anesthetics on the Brain” and sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 3:00 – 8:00 PM at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E. North Water Street in Chicago, Illinois. There will be no cost to participants either for registration or food/beverages.

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