Multidisciplinary Benign Urology Research Day 2019


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The purpose of the meeting is to stimulate discussions, to highlight urology research in the area, and to develop a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to answer urological research questions. Faculty, Fellows, Postdocs, Students, and Staff from all disciplines with an interest in any aspect of benign urological diseases are invited to attend.  

2019 Multidisciplinary Benign Urology Research Day:

 Friday, May 11, 2018
 Albert Eye Research Institute Auditorium, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Organized by

Duke Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Research Career Development Program (KURe)
     (Contact: Cindy Amundsen, Friederike Jayes)

Sponsored by:

NIH-NIDDK K12DK100024 (KURe); Pelvic Medicine Research Consortium (PMRC); Duke Microbiome Center; Duke Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Surgery-Urology

2019 Program Booklet 



Congratulations to the 2019 Winners

Best Clinical Science Abstract: Oral presentation
Hsin-Hsiao Scott Wang, Michael Li, Dimitri Bertsimas, Carlos Estrada, Caleb Nelson
“Selecting Children with VUR who are most likely to Benefit from Antibiotic Prophylaxis: Application of Machine Learning to RIVUR Data”
Best Basic Science Abstract: Oral presentation
Nathan A Hirshman, Francis M Hughes Jr, Huixia Jin, William Harrison, Isabelle Doan, Simon W White, Shelby Harper, and J Todd Purves.
“Cyclophosphamide-Induced Cystitis Triggers NLRP3-Dependent Neuroinflammation in the Hippocampus and Depression in Rats”
Best Translational Science Abstract: Oral presentation
Zachary E Cullingsworth; Adam P Klausner; Anna S Nagle; John E Speich
“Acute Dynamic Elasticity Revealed in Individuals with Healthy Bladders but not in Those with Detrusor Overactvity during Urodynamics”
Clinical Science Poster Presentation Winner
Russell Terry; Kohldon Boydston; Brenton Winship; Leah Davis; Sarah Yttri; Charles Scales; Michael Lipkin; Glenn Preminger
“The Impact of Alternative Alkalinizing Agents On 24-Hour Urine Collection Parameters”
Basic Science Poster Presentation Winner
Bradley A. Potts, Danielle J. Degoski, Jillene M. Brooks, Matthew O. Fraser
“Striking Differences in the Effects of β3-Adrenoceptor Agonists and Antimuscarinics on Bladder Filling/Voiding Function in Chronic Spinal Cord Injured Rats”
Translational Science Poster Presentation Winner
Dana C. McKee; Eric J. Gonzalez; Warren Grill;  Cindy L. Amundsen
“Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess the Impact of High Concentration Intraurethral Lidocaine on Urodynamic Voiding Parameters”



                                    2019 Multidisciplinary Benign Urology Research Day

Keynote Speakers 2019


 John R Kirby, PhD
 Microbiology & Immunology
 Medical College Wisconsin


"Xenobiotic Disruption of the Microbiome Alters Host Physiology"



 Joseph Rigdon, PhD
 Quantitative Sciences Unit
 Stanford University


"Heterogeneous Treatment Effects in Randomized Trials"



Panelists 2019


A Lenore Ackerman, MD, PhD

Urology, Cedar Sinai

Benjamin Goldstein, PhD

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University

Eric Jelovsek, MD, MMEd

Obstetrics & Gynecology, Duke University

Lisa Karstens, PhD

Informatics & Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University

Julia A Messina, MD, MSc

Medicine, Duke University

Ann Marie Navar, MD, PhD

Medicine, Duke University

Neeraj "Neil" Surana, MD, PhD

Pediatrics, Duke University

Lisa Wruck, PhD

Predictive Medicine, Duke University