AUA Foundation receives $1.2 million grant to renew 'rising stars' award

April 4, 2012

The AUA Foundation announced that Astellas U.S. has awarded a $1.2 million independent educational grant to continue its support of young academic urologists through the AUA Foundation/Astellas Rising Stars in Urology Award program.

The AUA Foundation announced that Astellas U.S. has awarded a $1.2 million independent educational grant to continue its support of young academic urologists through the AUA Foundation/Astellas Rising Stars in Urology Award program.

The program provides promising young researchers with financial support and encouragement to continue exploring scientific possibilities and innovations in urology. Each award provides up to 5 years of funding on an escalating basis.

“We’re proud to encourage clinician researchers whose work could potentially benefit many patients on a global level,” said Stan Bukofzer, MD, of Astellas.

The recipients of the 2011 Rising Star awards are David Miller, MD, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Benjamin Canales, MD, from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Dr. Miller’s research project, “Physician Organization and the Efficiency of Surgical Specialty Care,” aims to evaluate the quality and cost of care among patients undergoing prostatectomy. Dr. Canales’ project, “The Effect of Gastric Bypass Surgery on Renal Function and Metabolism,” aims to define and understand how obesity is related to the development of kidney stones, kidney injury, and kidney failure in obese patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery.

The program will award funding to two promising researchers in 2012 and 2013. All proposals received are independently peer reviewed on a competitive basis by a panel of urology experts.

To be considered for the Rising Star award, candidates must be board-certified or board-eligible urologists, or training to obtain certification in urology. Candidates must also have successfully competed for other prestigious career development awards.

Go back to this issue of Urology Times eNews.

Related Content

Dr. Hu joins UCLA urology faculty

Dr. Guru joins Roswell Park as professor of urologic oncology