2022 – 2023 Summer Medical Student Fellows

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David Bouhadana, DEC

Project Title: "Evaluating the Sexual Quality of Life of Urinary Stone Formers: A Mixed Methods Cross-Sectional Study"
Institution: Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
Mentor: Naeem Bhojani, MD
Sponsor: Herbert Brendler, MD Research Fund


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Davis Campbell, BS

Project Title: "Using AI Analysis of Renal Biopsies to Predict DGF in Kidney Transplant Patients"
Institution: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Mentor: Shana Coley, MD, PhD
Sponsor: Arkansas Urologic Society


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Michelle Dai, BA

Project Title: "Identification of Predictive Factors for Optimal Benefit of Xiaflex Injection Therapy in Men with Peyronie's Disease"
Institution: Baylor College of Medicine
Mentor: Mohit Khera, MD, MBA, MPH
Sponsor: AUA South Central Section


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Jonathan Deck, BS

Project Title: "Patient Derived Tunical Albuginea Xenograft model: A New Animal Model of Peyronie’s Disease"
Institution: Tulane University School of Medicine
Mentors: Wayne Hellstrom, MD
Sponsor: AUA Southeastern Section


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Tommy Jiang, BA

Project Title: "Prostate Bed Morphometry and Associated Radiation Toxicity in Post-Prostatectomy Patients Undergoing SBRT"
Institution: The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles
Mentor: Amar Kishan, MD
Sponsor: Nathirmal N. Lalchandi, MD Research Fund


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John Lee, BS

Project Title: "Prevalence and Association of Colonized Genotoxic Bacteria in the Gut Microbiome and Risk of Prostate Cancer"
Institution: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio)
Mentor: Michael Liss, MD, PhD
Sponsor: Herbert Brendler, MD Research Fund


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Jason Lui, BA

Project Title: "Assessing Disparities in Healthcare Utilization and Outcomes of Surgical Interventions for Men with Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence"
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Mentors: Benjamin Breyer, MD
Sponsor: Herbert Brendler, MD Research Fund


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Joseph Marte, BS

Project Title: "Clinical Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Management of Priapism"
Institution: Columbia University Medical Center
Mentor: Gregory Joice, MD
Sponsor: AUA New York Section


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Mitchell O'Leary, BS

Project Title: "Efficacy of Six Pharmacologic Agents on Ureteral Dilation as Evinced by the Successful Deployment of an Ureteral Access Sheath in a Porcine Model"
Institution: The Regents of the University of California (Irvine)
Mentor: Ralph Clayman, MD
Sponsor: Herbert Brendler, MD Research Fund


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Kikachukwu Otiono, BA

Project Title: "Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Radiofrequency Ablation or Partial Nephrectomy for Small Renal Masses"
Institution: McMaster University
Mentor: Edward Matsumoto, MD
Sponsor: AUA Northeastern Section


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Daniel Qian, BA

Project Title: "Defining the Cost Drivers of Rezum Water Vapor Therapy and Transurethral Resection of the Prostate Using Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing"
Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mentor: Michael Palese, MD
Sponsor: Herbert Brendler, MD Research Fund


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Christian Ramsoomair, BA

Project Title: "Mechanistic Insights into a Rare Mutation in NACAD as a Possible Cause of COVID Orchitis"
Institution: Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami
Mentor: Ranjith Ramasamy, MD
Sponsor: Florida Urological Society


Headshot photo of Gustavo Roversi, BA

Gustavo Roversi, BA

Project Title: "Inhibition of 3ß-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Isoenzyme 1 in the Treatment of Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer"
Institution: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Mentor: Nima Sharifi, MD
Sponsor: Herbert Brendler, MD Research Fund


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Yash Shah, BS

Project Title: "Utilizing NSQIP to Identify Factors Impacting Surgical Approach for cT2 Renal Cell Carcinoma: Partial and Radical Nephrectomy"
Institution: Thomas Jefferson University
Mentor: Thenappan Chandrasekar, MD
Sponsor: Herbert Brendler, MD Research Fund


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Samuel Sorkhi, BA

Project Title: "The Role of Lower Urinary Tract Microbiota in Urethral Fibrogenesis"
Institution: University of California, San Diego - Health Sciences
Mentor: M. Raj Rajasekaran, PhD
Sponsor: Herbert Brendler, MD Research Fund


Headshot photo of Brittany Tian, BS, BA

Brittany Tian, BS, BA

Project Title: "The Effect of Exercise on the Murine Microbiome, Immune System, and Bladder Carcinogenesis"
Institution: Fox Chase Cancer Center
Mentor: Philip Abbosh, MD, PhD
Sponsor: Herbert Brendler, MD Research Fund


Headshot photo of Julia Degorce Townsley, BS

Julia Townsley, BS

Project Title: "Impact of Genetic Polymorphism on Galectin-3 Oligomerization: Implications for Prostate Cancer"
Institution: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Mentor: Alan Diekman, PhD
Sponsor: Arkansas Urologic Society

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