Multidisciplinary Benign Urology Research Day 2020

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.  

Topics for 2020

Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering

Innovations in Technology for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Selected Video Presentations

Welcome: Cindy L. Amundsen, MD, KURe PI and Program Director

Keynote: Carlos R. Estrada, Jr, MD, MBA - Urological Tissue Engineering in 2020: A Clinician-Scientist’s Perspective

Panel Discussion 1: Regenerative Medicine/Tissue Engineering for Urologic Conditions. Panelists: Joshua R. Mauney, PhD; Jiro Nagatomi, PhD; J. Koudy Williams, DVM; Carlos R. Estrada, Jr., MD, MBA; Moderator: William Boysen, MD

Best Abstract - Clinical Science: Assessing Clinical Outcomes Based on Pediatric Experience in Pediatric Surgical Patients. Rohit Tejwani, MD

Organized by

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

Sponsored by:

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


2020 Program Booklet 


Congratulations to the 2020 Winners

Best Clinical Science Abstract: Oral presentation

Rohit Tejwani, Jason Chandrapal, Brian J. Young, Jonathan C. Routh: Assessing Clinical Outcomes Based on Pediatric Experience in Pediatric Surgical Patients.

Best Basic Science Abstract: Oral presentation

Casey Steadman, Chris L. Langdale, Warren M. Grill: Effect of Epidural Kilohertz Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation on Lower Urinary Tract Function

Best Translational Science Abstract: Oral presentation

Julie Bennington, Doug Hepler, Gopal Badlani, Shannon Lankford, Renata Magalhaes, et al.: Chemokine Regenerative Therapy for Chronic Fibrotic Kidney Disease: Translational Studies

Flash Talk Winners

Clinical Science – 1st Place

Maryellen Kelly, DNP, CPNP: Determining the Prevalence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Children with Diabetes: Multi-center Cross-sectional Survey

Clinical Science – 2nd Place

Brian Inouye, MD: Use of Isotonic Contrast Solution in the Artificial Urinary Sphincter Does Not Impact Device Longevity

Basic Science – 1st Place

Brent Nosé, MD: The endogenous anti-inflammatory Annexin A1 augments recovery following bladder outlet de-obstruction

Basic Science – 2nd Place

Joshua Randolph: Co-culture with Healthy Schwann Cells is Unable to Recover Major Pelvic Ganglia Neuron Survival after Radiation

Translational Science – 1st Place

Shelby Harper: Annexin A1 Inhibits NLRP3 and Prevents Inflammation During Bladder Outlet Obstruction

Translational Science – 2nd Place

Omar Abdelaal, MD: Purging of Leukemia Cells Prior to Spermatogonial Stem Cell (SSC) Auto Transplantation to Restore Fertility

Keynote Speakers 2020


 Carlos R. Estrada, Jr., MD, MBA
 Harvard Medical School


"Urological Tissue Engineering in 2020: A Clinician-Scientist's Perspective"




 Nicole L. Miller, MD, FACS
 Vanderbilt University Medical Center


"Innovations in the Surgical Treatment of BPH"

Panelists 2020


Joshua R. Mauney, PhD

Urology and Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Samdeep K. Mouli, MD, MS

Radiology, Northwestern University Feinberg

Jiro Nagatomi, PhD 

Bioengineering, Clemson University

Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS

Urology, Carolina Urologic Research Center

Brian M. Whitley, MD, MPH

Urology, Duke University

J Koudy Williams, DVM

Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest Institute