2015 Rising Stars in Urology Research Program Now Accepting Applications
The competition is now open for the 2015 Urology Care Foundation Rising Stars in Urology Research Awards Program! Applicants must be Board-certified or Board-eligible urologists who have successfully competed for a new externally-funded, peer-reviewed career development award. These awards may include career development-type grants from the National Institutes of Health (K07/K08/K23), Department of Defense, American Cancer Society, or others. This program provides up to five years of supplemental salary support to career development awardees to ensure that their research salary compensation is competitive with other academic urology faculty.
The application deadline is September 2, 2015. A letter of intent is encouraged but not required, and is due on August 12, 2015. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Research Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications
The competition is now open for the 2016 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholars Program! At least 27 awards are available for the 2016 Research Scholar Award competition, a record high and the leading funding opportunity available through the Urology Care Foundation. Funding is available for research training in all urologic disease areas and across all research types.
The 2016 competition will also include awards sponsored by some of the 15 new endowments that have been established over the past two years. The AUA thanks these organizations for their support!
AUA Northeastern Section | AUA South Central | AUA Southeastern Section | AUA Western Section | Chesapeake Urology Associates | Endourological Society | Indian American Urological Association – Sakti Das, MD | Sexual Medicine Society of North America | Society of Pediatric Urology – Sushil Lacy, MD | Society of Urologic Oncology
The application deadline is September 9, 2015. A letter of intent is encouraged but not required, and is due on August 12, 2015. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
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!
New Bladder Cancer Journal Launches First Issue
Bladder Cancer (IOS Press) is an international multidisciplinary journal intended to facilitate progress in understanding the epidemiology/etiology, genetics, molecular correlates, pathogenesis, pharmacology, ethics, patient advocacy and survivorship, diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the bladder and upper urinary tract. The journal publishes research reports, reviews, short communications, and letters-to-the-editor. In addition, the journal will include a "News and Views" section for timely commentary. The journal is dedicated to providing an open forum for original research in basic science, translational research and clinical medicine that will improve our understanding and treatment of tumors of the bladder and upper urinary tract.
The inaugural issue is freely available and the next issue is scheduled for release in October 2015.