Urology Care Foundation Awards Support Prostate Cancer Research
The AUA and Urology Care Foundation are proud to support efforts to advance prostate cancer research. Since 2010, we have invested $1.3 million in prostate cancer research through a variety of funding opportunities dedicated to supporting researchers and physician scientists. A total of 41 awardees have conducted research on prostate cancer in a variety of areas, including biomarkers, imaging, genomics, molecular biology, and overall quality of care. Since 1975, the AUA and Urology Care Foundation have invested over $24 million providing over 625 awards and scholarships. The Urology Care Foundation also provides annual Awards of Distinction in urologic research and mentorship, including the Richard William, MD Prostate Cancer Research Excellence Award. The 2015 Williams Award recipient, Dr. Donald Tindall from the Mayo Clinic and the 2015 Distinguished Scholar Alumnus, Dr. James Mohler from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, are both renowned prostate cancer researchers. The AUA and Urology Care Foundation continue to work tirelessly to enhance and promote our programs, events and training workshops to help advance the field and ultimately lead to new treatments.
AUA Western Section Research Scholars Presenting at 2015 Meeting
The AUA Western Section, in partnership with the AUA, has generously established two Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar endowment funds. The two scholars currently supported by those funds—Sungyong You, PhD, from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and George Schade, MD, from the University of Washington–will present during the “Urology Care Foundation Scholar Experience” session on Tuesday, October 27th during the Western Section Meeting in Indian Wells, CA. Congratulations to our scholars and thanks to the Western Section for its continued support!
Pelvic pain may be common among reproductive-age women, NIH study finds
A high proportion of reproductive-age women may be experiencing pelvic pain that goes untreated according to a study recently reported on by the National Institutes of Health. The researchers surveyed more than 400 women scheduled to undergo surgery or imaging for reasons such as infertility, menstrual irregularities, tubal sterilization or pelvic pain. As the researchers expected, reports of pain were highest for women diagnosed with endometriosis, a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. However, one-third of those without any pelvic condition also reported a high degree of ongoing pain or pain recurring during the menstrual cycle. The study authors called for future research on the type and location of pain associated with endometriosis. Results of such studies might lead to better diagnosis and treatment of the disorder. The authors also called for additional research on the causes of pain in women not diagnosed with any pelvic condition.
The study was published online in Human Reproduction and was conducted by Karen Schliep, PhD, of the Division of Intramural Population Health Research at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
2nd International Congress for Underactive Bladder (CURE-UAB) – Register Now!
Registration is now open for the 2nd International Congress for Underactive Bladder (CURE-UAB). The congress will be held December 3-4, 2015 in Denver, Colorado at the Grand Hyatt Denver. This 1.5 day program will feature the cutting edge research, clinical care, and technological advancements for underactive bladder through presentations from a world renowned faculty, panel discussions, work groups, and poster sessions. This international gathering will appeal to basic researchers, nurses, clinicians, academicians, industry representatives, and other stakeholders from the fields of urology, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology, and general medicine.
Abstracts will be accepted for poster presentation at CURE-UAB. TThe submission deadline is October 2, 2015. A limited number of travel scholarships will be available to individuals who have submitted an abstract for poster presentation. Please contact Andrew Vereecke with questions or requests for information regarding CURE-UAB, abstracts, or scholarships.
AUA Scores Significant Victories in Effort to Promote Urologic Research Funding
For years the AUA has been a leader in helping to identify gaps in knowledge and communicating urology research needs to key constituents at the federal level. Most recently, the AUA recognized a need and successfully advocated for dedicated federal funding for bladder cancer research. In addition, the AUA worked closely with other like-minded patient and provider groups to help effectively block a Senate amendment that would have eliminated the authorization of millions of research dollars currently being invested in such urologic conditions as prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and interstitial cystitis. Learn more!
AUA 2015 Annual Census: We Are Counting On You To Make A Difference!
he 2015 AUA Annual Census is open online. This year’s census will continue through September 30, 2015. The census provides data about major aspects of urological workforce and practice to generate meaningful, representative and generalizable statistics to inform urology specialty, clinicians, patients and payers. It can also be used to inform health policy leaders about the realities of practicing urology in the current healthcare environment. The results of the survey are published each year in The State of the Urology Workforce and Practice in 2015. A de-identified individual level public use micro data file with sample weights from the 2014 Census is now available for researchers to conduct in-depth analysis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
All members of the urologic community are encouraged to complete the census. Take the census online between now and August 15 to be entered in a special raffle to win a Go-PRO camera. It only takes a few minutes to participate. Your census counts!