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Pfizer/Urology Care Foundation Urologic Research Training Award

In 2015, the Urology Care Foundation and Pfizer, Inc. partnered to offer the 2015 Pfizer/Urology Care Foundation Urologic Research Training Award Program in bladder health. These awards will provide $40,000 for a one-year period of research training under the mentorship of a senior scientist with a well-established research program.

2015 Pfizer/Urology Care Foundation Urologic Research Training Awardees


A. Lenore Ackerman

A. Lenore Ackerman, MD, PhD
Mentors: Michael Freeman, PhD and Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH
Project: Inflammatory Responses and the Microbiome in OAB
Institution: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Period of performance: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 (one year)
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.


Dominika Bikos

Christine Chu, MD
Mentors: Jerry Johnson, MD, Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH and Lily Arya, MD
Project: Preventing Falls in Older Adults with Overactive Bladder
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Period of performance: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 (one year)
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.


Claire Doyle

Claire Doyle, PhD
Mentors:Rosalyn Adam, PhD and Maryrose Sullivan, PhD
Project: Inosine: A Novel Treatment for Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity
Institution: Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Period of performance: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 (one year)
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.


Nikolai Sopko

Nikolai Sopko, MD, PhD
Mentor: Trinity Bivalacqua, MD, PhD
Project: The Effect of Bladder Specific RhoA Inhibition via Transient Plasmid-Based Gene Transfer of RhoGDI1 on Overactive
Bladder in Female Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats
Institution: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes
Period of performance: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 (one year)
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

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