Urology Care Foundation Research
Since 1975, the Research Scholars Program has provided more than 500 scholarships and awards to young men and women who are interested in pursuing a career in urologic research. The Urology Care Foundation Research Scholars Program is important to urologic research because it provides an opportunity for young scientists to begin a career in urologic research at a time when many urology departments across the country are faced with budget challenges that limit research opportunities. Researchers have been awarded scholarships through a variety of programs and fellowships. Many of those scholars remain in academic urology today, continuing to build upon the foundation of experience and knowledge gained during their research fellowships. Click here for more information about the Research Scholars Program.
2012- 2013 Research Scholars
Thomas Chi, MD - University of California, San Francisco
Project Title: "Drosophila Melanogaster as a Novel, Genetically Based Model of Urinary Stone Disease"
Christopher Long, MD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Project Title: "Calcineurin and NFAT Modulate ctgf Following Partial Bladder Outlet Obstruction and Offer Potential Therapeutic Targets"
Ferenc Rick, MD - University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Project Title: "Investigation of Effects of Antagonist of Bombesin/gastrin-releasing Peptide (BN/GRP) and its Combination with Antagonists of GHRH or LHRH on Experimental Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia"
2012- 2014 Research Scholars
Peter Chang, MD - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Project Title: "Measuring Patient-Reported Prostate Cancer Outcomes at the Point of Care"
Timothy Daskivich, MD - University of California, Los Angeles
Project Title: "The Impact of Age and Comorbidity on Survival and Treatment Decision Making in Men with Early-Stage Prostate Cancer"
Nirmal Jayabalan, PhD - Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Project Title: "Functional role of Organic Cation Transporters (OTCs) in Bladder Physiology and Pharmacology"
Shankar Parajuli, PhD - University of South Carolina
Project Title: "Pharmacological Activation of Smail and Intermediate Conductance Calcium-Activated Potassium Channels: A Novel Approach to Control Urinary Bladder Smooth Muscle Function"
Joshua Steffan, PhD - University of Colorado School of Medicine
Project Title: "Modulation of Prostate Cancer Metastasis by Prostate Derived ETS Factor (PDEF)"
Sargurunathan Subashchandrabose, PhD - University of Michigan
Project Title: "Identification of Genes Expressed in Uropathogenic Escherichia coli During Human Infection"
Flaminia Talos Ionas, MD, PhD - Columbia University Medical Center
Project Title: "Directed Differentiation and Transdifferentiation to Prostate and Bladder Epithelia"
Dan Wang, PhD - University of Pittsburgh
Project Title: "Role of PRP8 in Regulating AR Intracellular Trafficking in Prostate Cancer Cells"