As the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting kicks off in Chicago, the winners of the first Twitter uropoetry challenge share many of the great things about AUA’s foundation – the Urology Care Foundation (UCF).
A creative challenge
This year, in an attempt to more creatively describe the importance of our foundation, we held a competition. Who could best creatively express the mission of the foundation via Twitter? Urology residents battled – not only for bragging rights – but also for tickets to the Urology Care Foundation’s Great Gatsby Fundraiser at the AUA conference.
A haiku, a limerick and multiple poems were submitted by residents from various urology programs around the county.
The winners are Michael Ernst, MD, urology resident at the University of Buffalo, Jacqueline Zillioux, urology resident at the University of Virginia Health System, and Lee Hugar, MD, MSCR, pursuing research in urologic oncology, urological trauma, and surgical education at the University of Pittsburgh. They each receive tickets to our fundraiser.
Enjoy reading them below, and feel free to share on Twitter!
Empowering the next generation of urologists
If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.– “Bernard of Chartres
Early in my career, I learned that my opportunities in urology are due to the hard work and unceasing dedication of those who have come before me. As practicing urologists, we have the opportunity to empower the next generation of urologists by giving to and supporting the work of the Urology Care Foundation.
I know the annual meeting is hectic. But please take a moment or two to congratulate and thank these young poets for creatively expressing the importance and function of UCF. Thank you all for your ongoing support of our amazing foundation!
Supporting research and patient education
The Urology Care Foundation is fully devoted to advancing research and patient education in urology. It accomplishes these goals through grants to young researchers and through the development of written patient educational materials, videos, and podcasts. Almost all of the foundation’s educational resources are free to patients and physician practices on UCF’s website.