Dr. Culley Carson was notified by the AUA Awards Committee that he was selected as a recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Contribution Award.
On May 15, 2010, UNC Urology proudly hosted "Understanding Bladder Cancer - A Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Patient Forum", at UNC's Friday Center. Dr. Matthew Nielsen and Dr. Raj Pruthi, UNC Urologic Oncology faculty and BCAN National Scientific Advisory Board Members, led a panel of regional bladder cancer experts in a comprehensive program outlining the detection, treatment and survivorship issues important for bladder cancer patients.
Saturday, May 1, 2010, some residents and fellows got to enjoy a little relaxation 45 miles off the coast of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. Urology residents Aaron Lentz, Javier Miller and Matt Pearson along with Urology fellow Brian DeFade, ENT resident Keith Ladner and AMS representative Will Gadd doing some deep sea fishing. They were on a boat named the Outrigger captained by Aaron Wright. They all tell me that the boat and its crew were incredible and their boat caught the most fish that day. A blue fin tuna weighing 180 lbs was caught along with several big eye tuna weighing between 80 - 100 lbs each.
The UNC Division of Urology faculty and residents hosted the Texas Association of Genitourinary Surgeons April 16 through April 18, 2010 at the beautiful Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. UNC Urology faculty and residents presented one and half days of presentations on such topics as robotic cystectomy, CEVL - a new web based learning tool for residents, erectile dysfunction after prostate cancer, HIFU, among other topics. The azaleas were in bloom and the weather perfect for an afternoon of golf or a campus tour. It was a great weekend, new colleagues were met and a lifetime of friendships formed.