Dartmouth Physician Named NAFC Continence Care Champion
March 6, 2013 (CHARLESTON, SC)—The National Association For Continence (NAFC) presented E. Ann Gormley, MD, with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award at the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction’s (SUFU) 2013 Winter Meeting in Las Vegas, NV on March 1, 2013. NAFC’s executive director, Nancy Muller, PhD, presented the award.
Dr. Gormley is professor of surgery in the Section of Urology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth where she also serves as the director of the Urology Residency Program. Gormley provides medical services at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction, VT as well. She is recognized as a leading contributor to frequently cited research in continence care including her latest published study, which examined patient related factors associated with bladder control after surgery for stress urinary incontinence.
“This award has been received by many great contributors to the field of urology and incontinence,” said Christian Winters, MD, chairman and professor in the Department of Urology at Louisiana State University School of Medicine and current president of SUFU. “These past recipients are in great company with Ann. Her ongoing research continues to improve the care we give our patients. She is known for her vast knowledge, which we all appreciate as we use her work in our practices regularly.”
Established in 2000 to recognize health care providers who serve as role models to others for outstanding contributions in research, education and clinical practice, NAFC’s Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award raises awareness among a variety of professional societies and elevates the importance of addressing incontinence. A listing of all past award recipients can be found on NAFC’s website, in the Hall of Fame. Renamed in memory of Dr. Rodney Appell in 2009, this award is in honor of Dr. Appell’s dedication to patient education and advocacy. A special education fund, created to help continue Dr. Appell’s legacy, has been established by NAFC.