2016 Summer Medical Student Fellowship Competition Now Open
The competition for the Urology Care Foundation Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program is now open! These fellowships are supported by the Herbert Brendler, MD Research Fund and Arkansas Urologic Society Research Fund. Fellows will take part in a 10-week summer research fellowship alongside world class urologic scientists at active and productive research laboratories. Fellows receive a $4,000 stipend and the institution is responsible for ensuring that the awardee will receive adequate research support, including any necessary laboratory equipment. The application deadline is January 28, 2016. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
2016 Residency Research Award Competition Now Open
The Urology Care Foundation and the AUA are excited to announce that the competition for the Residency Research Award Program is now open! This program, supported by the Russell Scott, Jr., MD Research Fund, provides urology residents with mentored training to prepare them for careers that include urologic research. The awards endow funding to conduct either six months or one year of research under the direction of an accomplished mentor. Awardees receive $40,000 for a one-year award or $20,000 for a six-month award. Sponsoring institutions provide matching funds to ensure that the awardee receives adequate research support. Letters of Intent are highly recommended but not required, and are due by January 7, 2016. The application deadline is January 28, 2016. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
AUA Investigator – New E-Newsletter from the AUA Office of Research
The AUA Office of Research is excited to announce the inaugural release of the AUA Investigator, an e-newsletter designed for the sole purpose of supporting and galvanizing the urologic research community. This quarterly publication will provide useful information on urologic research events, resources, funding opportunities and grantwriting, impactful new projects within the research community, research and patient advocacy, research training and faculty opportunities, and more. Subscribe now!
Core for Smooth Muscle Analysis
The Core for Smooth Muscle Analysis (CSMA) is an NIH-funded core to provide the urological research community and investigators outside the realm of this discipline with the tools for real-time systems level analysis of lower urinary tract smooth muscle motility. Underpinned by the NIDDK’s goal of disseminating scientific information on prevalent urological disorders, CSMA will provide researchers with the tools for real?time systems level analysis of urinary tract smooth muscle motility. CSMA will use novel intact UT explants, optical mapping techniques, and real time video microscopy to phenotypically analyze normal and pathological UT motility in mouse models of UT dysfunction, as a service to independent investigators. To inquire about these services, please email the CSMA.
Bladder Cancer Genomics Consortium
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) recently announced a partnership with Paradigm for the launch of a large-scale genomically-driven bladder cancer study. The Hoosier Cancer Research Network will act as the coordinating center. This study is the first project of the Bladder Cancer Genomics Consortium (BCGC), a collaborative effort between BCAN and major medical centers. The goal is to develop an enriched understanding of the genomic profile of bladder cancer to facilitate the development of novel therapeutics. Eight institutions recognized for their expertise in bladder cancer are expected to participate in the study, including Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Johns Hopkins; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; The University of Chicago; University of Michigan; and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.