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NAFC is a non-profit offering resources for people struggling with incontinence, adult bedwetting, OAB, SUI, nocturia, neurogenic bladder, and pelvic floor disorders like prolapse. 

NAFC CONTINENCE CARE CHAMPION

Nominate a physician for the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals in the field of incontinence. Read about our past winners.

CONTINENCE CARE CHAMPION

Established in 2000 to recognize healthcare providers who excel in the area of diagnosis, treatment, and management, the Continence Care Champion award raises awareness and elevates the importance of addressing incontinence in clinical practice. This award recognizes an outstanding clinic or individual on the basis of contributions to research, clinical practice standards, and education in the field of incontinence.

For awards presented to members of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the process is open nationwide such that practitioners and patients alike may nominate a candidate who is subsequently chosen by a specially selected group from the NAFC Board of Directors. Otherwise, individuals are nominated by members of the society and representatives of NAFC’s Board of Directors then select an award recipient.

In 2009, the Continence Care Champion award was renamed the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award in memory of Rodney Appell, MD.

Read about the most recent Continence Care Champions below.

 
 
 
 
J. Christian Winters, MD, FACS

J. Christian Winters, MD, FACS

DR. MARK WALTERS

DR. MARK WALTERS

 
 
CHRISTINE K. BRADWAY, PH.D

CHRISTINE K. BRADWAY, PH.D

VICTOR NITTI, MD

VICTOR NITTI, MD

REBECCA G. ROGERS

REBECCA G. ROGERS

DONNA L. THOMPSON

DONNA L. THOMPSON

DR. ALAN J. WEIN

DR. ALAN J. WEIN


 

AMERICAN UROGYNECOLOGIC SOCIETY (AUGS)

2000 John Delancey, MD 

2001 Linda Brubaker, MD 

2002 Donald Ostergard, MD 

2003 Peggy Norton, MD 

2004 Tom Benson, MD 

2005 Lewis Wall, MD, DPhil 

2006 Anne Weber, MD, MS 

2007 Kathryn Burgio, PhD 

2008 Holly E. Richter, PhD, MD 

2009 Matthew Barber, MD, MPH

2010 Ingrid Nygaard, MD

2011 Dee Fenner, MD

2012 Deborah Myers, MD

2013 Mickey Karram, MD

 

SOCIETY FOR URODYNAMICS & FEMALE UROLOGY (SUFU)

2000 Ananias Diokno, MD 

2005 Jerry Blaivis, MD 

2007 Edward McGuire, MD

2008 Rodney Appell, MD

2009 Roger Dmochowski, MD

2010 Shlomo Raz, MD

2011 Gamal Ghoniem, MD

2012 Philippe Zimmern, MD

2013 E. Ann Gormley, MD

2014 Alan J. Wein, MD, FACS, PhD

 

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS (AAFP)

2001 Toni Miles, MD

2005 John B. Murphy, MD 

2006 Matt Toren Rosenberg, MD

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA)

2002 Diane Newman, RNC, MSN, CRNP 

2003 Betsy Omeis, RN 

2004 Karen Sasso, MS, BS 

2005 Joyce Colling, PhD, RN, FAAN

2006 Cheryl LeCroy, MS, BS 

2007 Angela Joseph, MSN, RN, C, CURN

2008 Shanna D. Atnip, MSN, WHNP-BC

2009 Leslie Wooldridge, MSN, RNCS, GNP-BC

2010 Francie Bernier,PhD, MSN, RNC

2011 Tamara Dickinson, RN, CRN, CCCN, BCB-PMD

2012 Margaret "Amy" Hull, RNC, MSN, WHCNP

2013 Katharine O'Dell, PhD, CNM

 

ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN'S HEALTH, OBSTETRIC & NEONATAL NURSES (AWHONN)

2002 Carolyn Sampselle, PhD 

2003 Jean Wyman, PhD 

2004 Molly Dougherty, PhD, RN, FAAN 

2005 Andrea McCrink, MSN, RP-C, RNC

 

SOCIETY OF WOMEN IN UROLOGY

2001 Deborah Erickson, M

2002 Jenelle Foote, MD 

2003 Kristene Whitmore, MD 

2004 Lenaine Westney, MD 

2005 Elizabeth Bozeman, MD 

2006 Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD

 

AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY (AGS)

2003 Joseph Ouslander, MD

2004 Catherine DuBeau, MD

2008 Patricia Goode, MD

2009 Mary H. Palmer, PhD, RNC, FAAN

 

AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION (APTA)

2002 Jane Frahm, PT 

2003 Cheryl Wisinski, PT

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NURSE PRACTITIONERS IN WOMAN'S HEALTH (NPWH)

2003 Diane Smith, RN, MSN, CRNP 

2004 Helen Carcio, MS, BS 

2005 Martha Klay, RN, MSN, APRN

2007 Diana Underwood, MS, RN-C, WHNP

 

THE WOND, OSTOMY AND CONTINENCE NURSE ASSOCIATION (WOCN)

2004 Mikel Gray, PhD, MSN, BSN

2005 Marta Lee Krissovich, MS, RN, NP 

2006 Katherine N. Moore, PhD, RN

 

ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY (APAOG)

2006 Paul Taylor, PA 

2007 Esther McCorkindale, PA-C

2008 Breann Garbas, PA-C

 

CLINIC OR MEDICAL FACILITY

2003 UCSF 

2004 UNM 

2005 Seton Health

 

COMPANIES OR CORPORATIONS

2009 Medtronic Foundation 

2009 Univision Communications