The Urology Program supports basic and clinical research on the normal and abnormal development, structure, and function of the genitourinary tract and studies on the genitourinary effects of diabetes mellitus, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis.
The program's is especially interested in research on the etiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology, therapy, and prevention of major adult urological diseases and disorders such as
- Erectile impotence and other sexual dysfunctions
- Abnormal bladder function, such as urinary incontinence pyelonephritis
- Chronic inflammatory disorders of the genitourinary tract, such as interstitial cystitis, prostatitis, epididymitis, and orchitis.
The program is also interested in research on
For further information about this program in the area of urology contact Dr. Chris Mullins, Program Director, Urology Basic Cell Biology; Urology Small Business.
- Shock-wave and laser lithotripsy
- Urolithiasis inhibitors
- Bladder substitution procedures and devices
- Prostate growth inhibitor and reduction therapies.