Urologic Disease Centers
Enhance the effectiveness of research related to noncancerous urologic dysfunction by encouraging collaboration amongst investigators.
NIDDK Program Staff
Funding for the Urologic Disease Centers
Current Schedule of Review
Urologic Disease Centers are funded via RFAs. Check the Current Funding Opportunities table for available opportunities.
Resources and Services Available from the Urologic Disease Centers
The O’Brien Urology Centers conduct basic and translational research into the pathophysiology of urologic disease and generate and provide investigative resources that are available to the broader research community. They often have integrated teams of investigators from a wide range of disciplines, share specialized equipment, and serve as regional or national resources. The Centers also support pilot and feasibility studies, collaborative research activities and offer short-term educational enrichment activities.
O’Brien Urology Centers
- Research Aims: The overall goal of the center is to define pathogenesis of kidney stones and develop new diagnostic techniques to improve treatment and prevention strategies.
- Activities & Services: Supports four research projects, pilot and feasibility grants, summer research program, an annual symposium, a Biostatistics and Epidemiology Core, an Imaging Core, and a Urine Phenotyping Core
University of Wisconsin Center
- Research Aims: The goal of the center is to identify factors within the bladder and prostate that result in urinary dysfunction in aging men
- Activities & Services: Supports three research projects, pilot and feasibility program, summer research program, an annual symposium, a Rodent Urinary Function Testing Core
- Columbia University Center
- Research Aims: The goal of the center is to identify genetic origins or urologic abnormalities and factors related to the pathogenesis or urinary tract infections
- Activities & Services: Supports three research projects, pilot and feasibility program, summer research program, an annual symposium, mouse models or urologic disorders and genetic resources
NIDDK makes publicly supported resources, data sets, and studies available to researchers to accelerate the rate and lower the cost of new discoveries.
- Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing Clinical Studies to extend our knowledge of the diseases being studied by the parent study investigators under a defined protocol or to study diseases and conditions not within the original scope of the parent study but within the mission of the NIDDK.
- NIDDK Central Repository for access to clinical resources including data and biospecimens from NIDDK-funded studies.
- NIDDK Information Network (dkNET) for simultaneous search of digital resources, including multiple datasets and biomedical resources relevant to the mission of the NIDDK.
- Genitourinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP)
- Randomized Intervention for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux (RIVUR)
- Urologic Diseases in America (UDA)
- Multi-Disciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP)
- Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN)
The goal of the NIDDK-sponsored Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) is to foster communication and collaboration between investigator communities involved in complications research. Toward this goal, DiaComp: (1) sponsors annual meetings in complications-relevant scientific areas; (2) solicits and funds pilot projects in high impact areas of complications research; and (3) supports a website to serve the diabetic complications community.
The Consortium facilitates cooperative exchange of information and resources among investigators, clinicians, patients, and researchers in order to improve care and outcomes for patients with rare stone diseases. The consortium promotes ready availability of diagnostic testing, pooling of clinical experiences, and availability of tissue banks in order to advance the science.
View related clinical trials from ClinicalTrials.gov.
Study sections conduct initial peer review of applications in a designated scientific area. View related study sections from the NIH's Center for Scientific Review.
Additional Research Programs
NIDDK supports the training and career development of medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and physician scientists through institutional and individual grants.Learn about NIDDK Research Training Programs
The NIDDK offers and participates in a variety of opportunities for trainees and researchers from communities underrepresented in the biomedical research enterprise. These opportunities include travel and scholarship awards, research supplements, small clinical grants, high school and undergraduate programs, and a network of minority health research investigators.Learn about NIDDK Diversity Programs
NIDDK participates in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs support innovative research conducted by small businesses that has the potential for commercialization.Learn about NIDDK Small Business Programs
Human Subjects Research
NIDDK provides funding for pivotal clinical research, from preliminary clinical feasibility to large multi-center studies.Learn about Human Subjects Research
NIDDK provides funding opportunities and resources to encourage translation of basic discoveries into novel therapeutics.Learn about NIDDK Translational Research Opportunities
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April 26-28, 2017 | Bethesda, MD