Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Research Consortium (PLUS) Renewal

May 2019 Council

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Tamara Bavendam, M.D.

Executive Summary

This initiative seeks to expand our understanding of risk and protective factors associated with lower urinary tract diseases to better understand factors affecting disease and potentially identify plausible targets for future intervention studies. The proposed renewal would continue the planned progression of highly collaborative, transdisciplinary studies, including establishment of a research cohort to determine the state of bladder health in adolescent and adult women using longitudinal assessments to determine temporality of associations of risk and protective factors.