Multidisciplinary Benign Urology Research Day 2019


      Discuss your Research  **  Network  **  Support the Trainees

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.           

Flyer  Program Booklet


 Friday, April 26, 2019
 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Register here



Duke University - Albert Eye Research Institute
Roz & Milton Lachman Family Auditorium
2351 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705

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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

Abstract for oral and poster presentations are accepted from faculty, staff, and trainees

Abstract submission is now CLOSED

April 1, 2019 - to be considered for trainee awards and monetary prizes
April 12, 2019 - for all other abstracts (non-trainees and trainees not competing for awards)

Instructions for Poster Presentations


Trainee Awards and Monetary Prizes

In three categories: clinical, basic, and translational
Oral and poster presentations

Lunch with the Experts

You have to be registered for the meeting in order to participate.
Trainees are invited to share lunch and conversations with selected Research Day Participants
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at reserved tables.

List of Experts 

Please select your preferences before 5 PM on Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Make your selection here


Panel Discussions

"Microbiome Sciences Impact on Urology"

"Individualizing Urologic Care with Data Science and Predictive Analytics"

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