The AACU is pleased to announce that U.S. Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) will accept the organization’s Distinguished Leadership Award at a ceremony held in conjunction with its State Advocacy Conference on Friday, September 18, 2015.

The AACU Distinguished Leadership Award annually recognizes elected officials and executive-level policymakers who promote the interests of the urologic community in state government. In sponsoring Rep. Lieu’s nomination, California Urological Association President David Benjamin, MD, highlighted the first term Congressman’s commitment to public service and leadership on issues that impact the urologic community. The AACU Board of Directors was particularly impressed with his support for integrated patient-centered care while serving as chair of the California Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee.