Collaborating for the Advancement of Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology



CAIRIBU investigators and trainees are involved in >40 sessions as presenters, moderators, co-authors and experts. Click HERE for downloadable spreadsheet detailing their participation. Congratulations to Travel Award winners:

  • Alexis Adrian, BA – trainee with University of Wisconsin-Madison George M. O’Brien (U54) Urology Cooperative Research Centers Program. Topic: Mitochondrial Dysfunction Contributes to Fibrosis in Aging- Associated Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Mamatha Kakaria, PhD – trainee with NorthShore University Health System and Purdue University Exploratory Center (P20) for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology. Topic: Racial Differences in Prostate Stromal EphrinB Ligands Between African American and European American Populations and Their Role in Prostate Cancer Tumorigenicity


CAIRIBU had a strong showing at this year’s AUA meeting. More than 50 presentations/lectures by >25 CAIRIBU-affiliated investigators and trainees were on the schedule. Highlights below. Congratulations to Basic Sciences Symposium Travel Award winners:

  • Diya Binoy Joseph, PhD – Postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Doug Strand, PhD at UT-Southwestern, affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison U54 George M. O’Brien Center. Dr. Binoy Joseph’s poster was entitled “Cellular mechanisms of 5-alpha reductase inhibitor treatment resistance in benign prostatic hyperplasia”
  • Michael Odom, PhD – K12 Scholar in the Duke University KURe Program. Dr. Odom’s poster was entitled “Diabetes damages urothelial barrier function in mice via NLRP3-dependent mechanisms”

Featured in the AUA Research Forum: Early-Career Investigators Showcase were:

  • Kyle Wood, MD – Investigator with the P20 Exploratory Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Wood’s presentation addressed “The sources of endogenous oxalate”
  • Giulia Lane, MD – K12 Scholar with the University of Michigan KUroEpi Program. Dr. Lane’s presentation addressed “Use of shared decision making in urology”
  • Scott Bauer, MD, MS – K12 Scholar with the University of California San Francisco-Kaiser Permanente KUroEpi Program. Dr. Bauer’s presentation addressed “Association of frailty index with clinical benign prostatic hyperplasia progression: the medical therapy of prostatic symptoms (MTOPS) trial”