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Science and Quality Fellow Program

Formerly Science and Quality Scholar Program

The Science and Quality Fellow Program advances the fields of guidelines, quality and data, and will help residents and fellows develop insight into how the AUA develops and promotes the advancement of evidence-based science. The deadline to apply for this program has passed.

Who is Eligible?

The program is open to all AUA residents in their research year, fellows, and first-year post-graduates. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a strong interest or aptitude for science and quality issues. If the applicant is currently a resident, the scholar's Residency Director must sign-off on and verify that the scholar will be available for the travel and time allotted for the program.

The program runs from May 2018 – May 2019.

Program Highlights

  • Participate in the AUA Quality Improvement Summit
  • Attend the Brandeis University Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management
  • Participate in a guidelines panel meeting
  • Attend the AUA Annual Meeting and attend the S&Q Council meeting, three committee meetings and the AQUA Forum
  • Attend the Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute at Columbia University (online course)
  • Attend the fall meetings of the AUA Science and Quality Council and its committees

Additionally, the Scholar has the option to also participate in the activities listed below during the year-long program:

  • Participate in a Guidelines International Network (GIN) conference
  • Participate in a Cochrane course/conference
  • Participate in the National Quality Forum Annual Conference
  • Attend Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement Meetings; March meeting in Washington, D.C. and October meeting in Chicago

2016 Science and Quality Scholar

Zachary Gordon

Zachary N. Gordon, MD

Dr. Gordon obtained his ScB in Neuroscience and MD from Brown University, having completed his urology residency at the Ohio State Unviersity Wexner Medical Center. He is an Epic-Certified Advanced Physician Builder, trained in epidemiology from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and the CDC. In 2015, he was selected as an ABMSVisiting Scholar, and in 2016 he was honored again by being named the inaugural AUA Science and Quality Scholar. His work on clinical decision support interventions for prevention of CAUTIs recently won 1st place for best QI project at the national ABMS Quality Improvement Forum. He is currently pursuing additional training in biomedical and health informatics in a two-year ACGME-accredited fellowship program at the Regenstrief Institute, an internationally respected informatics and health care research organization in Indianapolis, Indiana, affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine.