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2020 Multidisciplinary Benign Urology Research Day

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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.

Topics for 2020: Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering; Innovations in Technology for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Agenda     Program Book


Selected Video Presentations



Duke Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Research Career Development Program (KURe)
Contacts: Cindy Amundsen, MDFriederike Jayes, DVM, PhDRebecca Kameny, PhD


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


Congratulations to the 2020 Winners

Oral Presentations

Best Clinical Science Abstract
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
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
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 AnnexinA1 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
AnnexinA1 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

Carlos R. Estrada, Jr., MD, MBA

Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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



Nicole L. Miller, MD, FACS

Urology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Keynote: Innovations in the Surgical Treatment of BPH




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