Announcing the Phil Ahrens Education Fund

Long-time surgical technician Phil Ahrens died suddenly on September 16, 2019.  Phil was a beloved and skilled technician in our department since 1984. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa and an avid Hawkeye fan. Motivated, astute, and a dedicated employee, Phil’s years of service, technical expertise, urologic knowledge, and calm and supportive demeanor to those he mentored will be greatly missed.
In Phil’s honor, the Department of Urology has established the Phil Ahrens’ Education Fund. Our goal is to raise $40,000 to provide Department of Urology surgical staff with the opportunity to attend educational conferences for years to come.  This will enable them to advance their knowledge of urologic surgery and refine/hone operating room skills to better prepare them to educate and mentor the next generation of urology faculty, residents or staff.  
In 2017, Phil was awarded the Excellence in Interprofessional Education and Practice Award from the University of Iowa’s Graduate Medical Education division.  This award recognizes non-physician health care team members for their outstanding performance in interprofessional education and practice that helps the next generation of physicians.  With your support, Phil Ahren’s dedication to and expertise in his profession will become a tradition.
If you would like to contribute to this fund, please use the link below.

Sunday, November 24, 2019