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Research Resources - Development of Early-Career Scientists

Young investigators face a variety of challenges in launching their careers. Good research skills are only one part of the formula for success. They have to hire and lead a research team, efficiently manage a lab, find grant support, publish and mentor. The publications and links listed below can help new investigators “make the right moves” as they launch their careers and assist those who take on the important task of providing early-career researchers with scientific management training.

Development of Early-Career Scientists

2015 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholars Program

2015 Research Scholars Program – New Funding Opportunities!

The competition is underway for the 2015 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholars Program, and the AUA is proud to announce that the program recently established four new endowments! The AUA Western Section and the Society for Urologic Oncology (SUO) each established second endowment funds. The Indian American Urological Association (IAUA) established two funds to support the Indian American Urological Association/Sakti Das, MD Research Scholar Award and the Indian American Urological Association/Kalish Kedia, MD Research Scholar Award.

There will be at least 15 funding opportunities available, including four awards (three 2-year awards and one 1-year award) that are available for research in neurotoxins and other areas related to neurourological conditions of the bladder. These awards are made possible through the generous support of The Allergan Foundation.

The AUA Mid-Atlantic Section, AUA South Central Section, AUA Western Section, and the AUA Southeastern Section will sponsor 2015 Research Scholars.

The Center for Prostate Disease Research will sponsor an investigator working in prostate cancer research. 

The Urology Care Foundation will also offer an unrestricted one- or two-year award in urology research.

There are three international funding opportunities available! The Joseph Segura Scholarship in Endourology and Stone Management is available in 2015 to domestic and international investigators performing basic, translational or clinical research in urolithiasis, endourology and stone management. Both the IAUA Sakti Das, MD and the Kalish Kedia, MD Research Scholars Awards are open to international applicants.

The application deadline is September 4, 2014. Please contact Jessica Ames with any questions.

NIDDK Meeting: Functional Characterization of Micturition

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is holding a meeting on the Functional Characterization of Micturition on July 30 at the AUA Headquarters in Linthicum, MD. The meeting will closely examine the reproducibility of specific urodynamic assays and murine genetic variation in micturition, and develop a consensus best practice and recommendations for use of specific urodynamic assays in mice. There is no registration fee for this meeting, but advance registration is greatly appreciated for planning purposes. Attendees are responsible for all travel and hotel costs and meals, except lunch during the meeting will be provided.

Please download and complete a Meeting Registration Form and email it to Idrissa Macklin at

For questions regarding the meeting agenda, contact Deborah Hoshizaki at or by phone at 301-594-7712.

Register Now for the 2014 AUA Summer Research Conference!

The 2014 AUA Summer Research Conference, "Patient Phenotyping: Advancing Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction," will be held on September 13-14, 2014 at the AUA Headquarters in Linthicum, MD near the BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport. The purpose of the conference is to identify, develop, and implement strategies aimed toward improving research that will enhance the understanding of lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) in both younger and older adults. This conference is also intended to complement and synergize with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Measurement of Urinary Symptoms (MOMUS) and Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) initiatives. Some participants may be also attending the NIDDK MAPP meeting on September 15-16 in Washington, DC. The AUA will provide complimentary transportation from Linthicum to Washington for persons attending both meetings.

Confirmed speakers include keynote speakers Kurt Kroenke, MD and Monica Uddin, PhD along with William Maixner, DDS, PhD; Steven Kaplan, MD; Jeffrey Lackner, MD; Kazem Azadzoi, MD; Dan Shoskes, MD; Darius Bagli, MD; Gerald Criner, MD; Kimberly Kenton, MD; Warren Hill, PhD; and Stasa Tadic, MD. The overarching goals of the American Urological Association (AUA) Summer Research Conference are to address a timely and important area in urology research and to inspire young basic scientists and urologists by providing opportunities for participation and networking at an outstanding and rigorous scientific program presented by leaders in the field. The Summer Research Conference includes poster exhibits, networking opportunities, and a funding workshop where researchers can get the latest information on funding opportunities and talk directly with program officers from the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies. This meeting is intended for individuals at all levels of their research and/or clinical careers.

There is a $100 registration fee for early career investigators (within 10 years of residency or doctorate) and $250 registration fee for senior investigators and others. To register, contact the AUA Customer Service Department at all 1-800-908-9414 or In addition, travel awards up to $1,000 are available for early career investigators. Please contact Rodney Cotten for more information.


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