Research on the normal and abnormal function of the lower urinary tract.
The Women’s Urology program supports basic, translational, and clinical studies related to the normal and abnormal function of the lower urinary tract. Research studies are conducted with both children and adults on the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of such clinical disorders as urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis, over and underactive bladder, and urinary tract infections, including acute and chronic cystitis. The program maintains an active outreach component for health care providers, patients, and the public. The goal is to raise awareness about advances in the treatment and prevention of noncancerous urologic disorders in women to improve the quality of life for individuals with these conditions.
NIDDK Program Staff
- Tamara Bavendam, M.D. Women's Urologic Health
Recent Funding OpportunitiesView More Recent Funding Opportunities
HEAL Initiative: Non-addictive Analgesic Therapeutics Development [Small Molecules and Biologics] to Treat Pain (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)
Limited Competition for the Continuation of the Urinary Stone Disease Research Network (USDRN) Clinical Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Required)
Limited Competition for the Continuation of the Urinary Stone Disease Research Network (USDRN) Scientific Data Research Center (U24 Clinical Trial Required)
Toward ElucidAting MechanismS Contributing to HIV Reservoirs in NIDDK-relevant Tissues (Cure TEAMS) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Toward ElucidAting MechanismS of HIV Pathogenesis within the Mission of the NIDDK (Pathogenesis TEAMS) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
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Study sections conduct initial peer review of applications in a designated scientific area. Visit the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review website to search for study sections.
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.
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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