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Women Are Underrepresented in Prestigious Recognition Awards in the American Urological Association.

Authors
  • Wenzel, Jessica1
  • Dudley, Anne2
  • Agnor, Rebecca1
  • Bassale, Solange1
  • Chen, Yiyi1
  • Rowe, Courtney2
  • Seideman, Casey A3
  • 1 Department of Urology, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR.
  • 2 Division of Urology, Connecticut Children's Hospital, University of Connecticut Medical School, Hartford, CT.
  • 3 Department of Urology, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR. Electronic address: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Urology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2022
Volume
160
Pages
102–108
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.urology.2021.03.058
PMID: 34153364
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

To determine the proportion of women who received awards from the American Urological Association (AUA) and evaluate whether this has changed over time as the proportion of practicing female urologists has increased. A retrospective review of award recipients from the AUA website was performed. Gender of award recipient, type of award and year received were collected and the trend over time was compared with the AUA census. Of the 622 award recipients, 43 (6.9%) were women. There was a larger proportion of women who received early career awards (15/65; 23.1%) compared to women who received more prestigious mid (1/44; 2.3%) or senior (27/513; 5.3%) career awards. Additionally, 17/43 (39.5%) of female award recipients were not clinical urologists, compared to only 33/579 (5.7%) of male award recipients. Despite increased representation by women in the field of urology, women remain underrepresented in awards given by the AUA. Although the proportion of women receiving awards over time has increased, it remains less than expected given the increased proportion of practicing female urologists. Strategic initiatives should be employed to help advance women in academic urology. Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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