Multidisciplinary Urologic Research (KURe) Career Development Program (K12 Clinical Trial Optional)
May 2021 Council
Point(s) of Contact
Tracy Rankin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
This concept will solicit new and renewal applications for the Multidisciplinary Urologic Research (KURe) Career Development program. This institutional career development program was initiated in 2009 with the goal of recruiting young investigators into benign urological research. KURe scholars are selected by the awardee institutions and engage in 2 to 5 years of mentored research with the intent to transition to independent sources of research support. Since the program launch, fifty scholars from basic and clinical backgrounds have been supported. Of those scholars who have completed their training from the early cohort (2010-2015), 43% have acquired R01 funding--success rates comparable to independent career development awards. The KURe scholars are fully integrated into collaborative efforts headed by the O'Brien Urology Centers and are active contributors to the urologic literature with over 900 publications to date. Renewal of the program will continue this gathered momentum and add to the cohort of needed new investigators in urology.