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Research at the Division

Faculty Research

pipettingMembers of the faculty of the Division of Urology are actively involved in clinicaland basic science research projects.In addition, we work directly with two laboratories investigating bladder smooth muscle physiology and urologic tissue engineering.

Our faculty have presented work at major international meetings and have published extensively in these areas. The goal of this work is to develop better and safer treatments for our patients and to provide optimal patient care.


Residents' Research

Dr. Klausner, resident instructionThroughout training, urologic residents participate actively in clinical research and spend dedicated time in our basic science labs during their research year.

Structure:
During the second year of urologic training, residents perform dedicated basic science research for a 6-month period. Near the conclusion of the first year of training a project is identified and residents at this level are assigned to a research mentor, Dr. Ratz, specializing in detrusor smooth muscle physiology, Dr. Bowlin, specializing in urologic tissue engineering, or Dr. Klausner specializing in neuro-urology. For residents with unique research interests or experience, arrangements can be made to conduct research in an alternate laboratory.

Requirements:
Residents are required to submit two abstracts per year and to complete one or more manuscripts for publication during residency training.

AUA logoFunding is provided to support presentation of resident-authored works and submission to the following meetings is encouraged:

• American Urological Association annual meeting
• Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA annual meeting



SAMPLE—Resident's Research |
Clinton Collins, MD (2010 alum )

COX-2 Co-localizes with Vimentin & c-Kit in Bladder Interstitial Cells & Causes Detrusor Smooth Muscle Spontaneous Tone by Generating PGE2

See complete list:  Resident Research Awards and Honors

 


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