HIPRC Core Faculty, Judith Hagedorn, MD, MHS, has been named as the inaugural recipient of the Portia Prettie Endowed Faculty Fellowship for Urology Innovation.
During her time as a Portia Prettie Anderson Endowed Fellow, Dr. Hagedorn hopes to improve how we manage trauma patients in the Pacific Northwest, looking at methods to avoid expensive transfers and longer hospitalizations. She hopes to educate community hospitals and providers about which patients can be safely managed without transfer and aims to develop a 24/7 urologic trauma teleconsult service to support patients and colleagues in the rural community.
The Portia Prettie Endowed Faculty Fellowship for Urology Innovation was established in 2021 to support innovation in the Department of Urology and to enhance patient care. This fellowship strengthens UW Medicine’s opportunities to recruit and retain the most talented, curious and innovative urologists in the world. The fund will also provide important resources for young faculty to pursue innovative research to advance patient care and improve the health of our community and beyond.
This fund honors Portia Prettie Anderson, who was beloved by many and had a passion for making a difference in her community. Ahead of her time in many ways, she was a champion for helping people, especially women, reach their potential in STEM and nontraditional roles.