NAFC Names Dr. Cindy L. Amundsen Continence Care Champion
Dr. Cindy L. Amundsen recognized for lifetime of medical contributions
Charleston, SC (December 6, 2017) - The National Association for Continence is proud to announce that the 2017 AUGS recipient of the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion is Dr. Cindy L. Amundsen. Dr. Amundsen was presented the award during the 2017 AUGS annual meeting in Providence RI on Oct 6th, 2017. Dr. Amundsen was recognized for her outstanding work with patients, research and support of patient education.
The award is the among the most prestigious recognitions in the field of continence care, conferred upon those whose distinguished careers and outstanding contributions in research, clinical practice and patient education have made them role models for others in the discipline.
“It is a great pleasure and honor to present Dr. Amundsen this award,” said Steven G. Gregg, Ph.D., Executive Director for the National Association for Continence. “We were inspired by the more than 20 years of work he has done in Uro-gynecology care as well as clinical research and support for greater patient education. She is particularly successful treating those that often do not respond to the first or second line therapies”.
Currently, Dr. Cindy Amundsen is a Urogynecologist at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. She received her medical degree from University of Tennessee College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She specializes in treated those women with pelvic floor disorders, urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction. Her commitment to giving it her all to patient care makes her well deserving of this award.
Dr. Amundsen is an active researcher and has published was the first multicenter clinical trial comparing Botox Therapy with InterStim in those women with refactory urgent urinary incontinence. She is an active member of American Urogynocology Society.
National Association for Continence is a national, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence, voiding dysfunction and related pelvic floor disorders. NAFC's purpose is to be the leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments and management alternatives for incontinence. More information is available online at www.NAFC.org.