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Physician Scientist Residency Training Award | Pre-Announcement Available

The Pre-Announcement for the new Urology Care Foundation Physician Scientist Residency Training Award is now available. This pilot program will support a three-year research training program embedded within residency and will open in May 2017 to all urology residency programs wishing to apply as a Program Site. Approximately three Program Sites will be selected through a rigorous peer-review process and approved to participate in an early, special residency match program to fill the initial trainee position. Medical students will be invited to apply for the available trainee position in the summer of 2018. Learn more.

2017 Early-Career Investigators Workshop (ECIW) | Now Accepting Nominations

The 2017 ECIW will be held on September 22–24, 2016 at AUA Headquarters in Linthicum, MD. This workshop fosters career development in urologic research by providing participants with a solid foundation for successful grant writing. Activities include one-on-one mentoring sessions with scientific advisors, presentations on navigating federally-funded grant programs and opportunities to directly interact with program officers, mock peer review, presentations on developing a fundable research program and career development presentations. Nominations must be received by Friday, March 31, 2017. Learn More.

Apply Now for the 2017 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Program!

The Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the American Urological Association, greatly appreciates the support of the Society for Pediatric Urology and Sushil Lacy, MD in enabling the Research Scholar Program to offer the Society for Pediatric Urology/Sushil Lacy, MD Research Scholar Award to early-career investigators. We are delighted to announce the selection of your newest awardee and report on your current scholar.

We are excited to announce that Elias Wehbi, MD, MS was selected for a two-year research award for his project “Intravesical Electromotive Drug Administration (EMDA) of Botulinum Toxin A for Pediatric Neurogenic Bladder,” which seeks to investigate the efficacy and safety of EDMA as a minimally-invasive alternative to treating neurogenic bladder. This novel research will be conducted at the University of California, Irvine under the mentorship of Antoine Khoury, MD and Irene McAleer, MD.

Jeffrey White, MD, PhD — the inaugural recipient of this award—began his research project on July 1, 2016 and will devote this one-year research award to a project titled, “RBFOX2 copy number variants affect splicing of FGFR2 and cause hypospadias.” This project will investigate the role of RBFOX-2 in penile development and how RBFOX-2 mutations create hypospadias, with the ultimate goal of potentially developing genetic screens to predict congenital anomalies in utero. Dr. White’s research will be conducted at Baylor College of Medicine under the mentorship of Dolores Lamb, PhD, Chester Koh, MD, and David Roth, MD.

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