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Urology Care Foundation Announces Humanitarian Grant Program Recipients

BALTIMORE, May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —The Urology Care Foundation, the world’s leading nonprofit urological health foundation and official foundation of the American Urological Association, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Urology Care Foundation Humanitarian Grant. As one of the largest urology-specific humanitarian grant programs in the world, the Urology Care Foundation Humanitarian Grant supports the efforts of individuals and projects providing direct urological care to people and patients. communities in underserved areas, either in United States or abroad.

Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients:

  • Victoria Y. BirdMD – Dr. Bird works with the University of Florida Equal Access Clinic Network (EACN) at Gainesville, Florida. As a Spanish-speaking urologist, Dr. Bird has formed a niche within the EACN, seeing patients with urological issues.
  • Stephanie J. KielbMD – Dr. Kielb, from Northwestern University, works with the International Organization for Women in Development (IOWD). In collaboration with the Rwandan Ministry of Health, IOWD conducts three missions a year to treat patients who have little or no access to fistula surgery and who cannot afford to travel to other centers fistula.
  • Ian S. MetzlerMD – Dr. Metzler, of Oregon Health & Science University, works with IVUmed to coordinate projects in Trinidad and Tobago integrate surgical simulation into surgical workshops to enable a greater range of skills to be taught to more trainees at all levels.
  • Timothy SchusterMD, FACS – Dr. Schuster of Toledo Hospital works with Global Surgical Expedition to bring urologic surgical care to patients in Belize where the majority of citizens do not have access to private insurance and the public health system is poorly funded with limited urological care.
  • Amar SingMD, FACS – Dr. Singh, from University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, works with IVUmed in India providing basic urological care to one of the most underserved and poorest rural communities in the state, while also focusing on the clinical training of surgeons and their teams.
  • Alan J. YaghoubianMD – Dr. Yaghoubian, from the Icahn School of Medicine in Mount Sinaiwill work with the Jeev Sewa Santhan organization, traveling to rural hospitals in the Indian state of Gujarat, to perform endoscopic procedures for kidney stones.
  • Kit YuenMD – Dr. Yuen works with the University of Rochester and the Saint Joseph Neighborhood Center, which for more than a decade has been serving a predominantly minority neighborhood in the heart of Rochester, NY

“We can all be very proud of the many applications received for these grants and the fact that we have been able to increase opportunities for these humanitarians,” said Harris M. Nagler, MD, president of the Urology Care Foundation. “Each of the recipients reflects the spirit of true humanitarianism, as they give of themselves without expectation of remuneration and provide service to those in need and underserved. We are delighted to be able to support the work of those selected.”

The grants were made possible by funds from the American Urological Association Humanitarian Endowment, Amerson Family Humanitarian Endowment, Richard J. Fox Foundation Humanitarian Endowment, Nathirmal N. Lalchandani Humanitarian Endowment, Endourological Society Raju and Ginny Thomas Humanitarian Endowment, the Indian American Urological Association Humanitarian Endowment and an Exelixis Fellowship.

Learn more about the Urology Care Foundation Humanitarian Grant Program and the work of 2022 grant recipients.

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:

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.

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