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This award, initiated by the AUA Residents Committee and approved by the AUA Board, is presented annually to recognize an outstanding urology educator or program director who has dedicated a portion of his/her career to teaching residents and advancing urology graduate medical education.

The award will also serve to recognize individuals who, by their example, influence residents to pursue careers in academic medicine and teaching.

Dr. Wallen is a professor of surgery/urology in UNC’s Division of Urologic Surgery, director of Laparoscopic Surgery, and director of the Urology Residency Program. He is also a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The award will be presented to Dr. Wallen at the AUA Residents Committee Forum that will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the annual AUA meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Congratulations Dr. Wallen!