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Announcing the 2022 Urology Care Foundation Research Fellowship Winners

BALTIMORE, May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American Urological Association (AUA) and the Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the AAU, are pleased to recognize 19 scholars as recipients of the 2022 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Awards. The Scholars Program supports future research leaders and ensures they receive the training and guidance needed for a successful research career. The rewards offer $40,000 per year for one or two years of supervised training for clinical and postdoctoral fellows or early career researchers.

“The Urology Care Foundation is committed to improving urological health by supporting research, patient education and encouraging humanitarian efforts,” said Harris M. Nagler, MD, president of the Urology Care Foundation. “When we support researchers, we are supporting individuals who will improve our ability to prevent, detect and treat urological diseases and thereby improve urological health for all.”

Congratulations to the 2022 winners:

AAU North Central Section Awards: Austen SladeMD, will receive this one-year award for a prospective, randomized study to assess clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction with virtual versus in-person assessment and treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms. Indiana University, Indianapolis under the sponsorship of Marcelino RiveraMD.

AAU North Central Section Awards: Joshua HalpernMD, will receive this two-year award for a study of the role of low testosterone in perioperative surgical outcomes at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine under the mentorship of Robert BranniganMD.

AAU Northeast Section Awards: Priyank YadavMCh, will receive this one-year award for a study on the identification of genome-wide epigenetic changes and their influence on smooth muscle cell phenotype in the mouse model of partial bladder outlet obstruction at the hospital for sick children under the mentorship of Darius BagliMD.

AAU Northeast Section Awards: Kait Al, PhD, will receive this two-year award for a study on the role of toxic xenobiotics and gut microbiota in kidney stone formation at The University of Western Ontario under the sponsorship of Jeremy Burtondoctorate.

AAU Southeast Section Awards: Asmaa El-Kenawi, PhD, will receive this two-year award for a study on the identification of metabolic dependencies of immune tumor cells in prostate cancer at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute under the mentorship of Kosj Yamoah, MD, PhD.

AAU Western Section Awards: Eugene ShkolyarMD, will receive this one-year award for a study on improving the quality and outcome of transurethral resection of a bladder tumor through the use of complementary molecular biomarkers and optical imaging at Stanford University School of Medicine under the supervision of Joseph LiaoMD.

AAU Western Section Awards: Elizabeth KoehneMD, will receive this one-year award for a study of DNA methyltransferase inhibition and immune stimulation in bladder cancer at University of Washington under the mentorship of Jonathan Wright, MD.

Bristol Myers Squibb Award: Juan Javier-DesLogesMD, will receive the two-year award for a pilot study to improve germline testing in at-risk prostate cancer patients in the University of California San Diego Health system under the mentorship of Rana McKayMD.

Chesapeake Urology Associates Sanford J. Siegel, MD Prostate Cancer Award: Li cryingPhD, will receive this two-year award for a study on the exploitation of ferroptosis in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer at Colombia University under the sponsorship of Michael M. Shendoctorate.

Endourology Society Award: Robert PotterPhD, will receive this two-year award for a study of genomic diversity determining the commensal-pathogen axis in the urogenital tract in University of Washington School of Medicine under the supervision of David HunstadMD.

Endourological Society Raju Thomas, MD, Award: Gregory HosierMD, will receive this one-year award for a randomized controlled trial of outpatient versus inpatient percutaneous nephrolithotomy in University of California, San Francisco under the sponsorship of Tom ChiMD.

Indian American Urological Association Anupam Ted Kedia Award: Nirmish Singla, MD, will receive this two-year award for a study on the tumor progression of brain-specific tropism in metastatic renal cell carcinoma in Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine under the sponsorship of Chetan BettegowdaMD, PhD.

Indian American Urological Association Sakti Das, MD, Award: Firoj AlomPhD, will receive this two-year award for a study on the development of an optogenetic-based strategy to control the external urethral sphincter at the University of Florida under the sponsorship of Aaron Mickledoctorate.

Sexual Medicine Society of North America Award: Jessica SchardeinMD, will receive this one-year award for a study on the epigenetic profiles of men with erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease at The University of Utah under the sponsorship of Alexander PastuszakMD, PhD.

Sexual Medicine Society of North America Award: Karen HanniganPhD, will receive this one-year award for a study on the identification of cellular targets of neurotransmission in the corpora cavernosa in the University of Nevada, Reno under the sponsorship of Caroline Cobinedoctorate.

Pediatric Urology Societies Sushil Lacy, MD Price: Nathalie AmadoPhD, will receive this two-year award for a study on the interaction mechanism of FLNA and MYOCD on smooth muscle development and association with Prune Belly Syndrome at UT Southwestern Medical Center under the mentorship of Linda BakerMD.

Hari Badlani Award from the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction: Nnenaya Mmonu, MD, will receive this two-year award for a study on the development of patient-reported outcome measures for gender-affirming genital surgery in New York University School of Medicine under the supervision of Danil MakarovMD.

Society of Urological Oncology Award: Laura Bukavina, MD, will receive this one-year award for a study investigating tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes: an immunoscore prediction model at the Fox Chase Cancer Center Research Institute under the mentorship of Philip AbboshMD, PhD.

Society of Urological Oncology Award: Karla ParraPhD, will receive this one-year award for a therapeutic targeting study of prostate cancer metastasis at UT Southwestern Medical Center under the mentorship of Ganesh Raj, MD, PhD.

“AAU and the Urology Care Foundation understand the importance of recruiting outstanding young investigators into urology research and nurturing their career success,” said Steven KaplanMD, Chair of the AAU Research Council. “We are proud of the 2022 awardees and know that their work will have a significant impact on the practice of urology and the lives of those affected by urological diseases and conditions.”

To learn more about Urology Care Foundation Fellowships, visit www.AUAnet.org/Research-Scholars

About the Urology Care Foundation: The Urology Care Foundation is the world’s leading nonprofit urological health foundation and the official foundation of the American Urological Association. In collaboration with physicians, researchers, patients and the public, the Foundation supports and improves urological clinical care by funding research, developing patient education and pursuing philanthropic support. To learn more about the Urology Care Foundation and its programs, visit: www.urologyhealth.org.

About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and based near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is one of the leading advocates for the specialty of urology with more than 23,000 members worldwide. The AAU is a leading urological association, providing invaluable support to the urological community in pursuit of its mission to foster the highest standards of urological care through education, research and formulation of health care policy. health.

SOURCE Urology Care Foundation