Research and Development Committee


The Research and Development Committee is responsible for developing and promoting research projects and papers in the field of urogynecology.

This committee also offers a mentorship program, and you can find the current mentors below. Gain invaluable insights into critical aspects such as choosing a relevant question, navigating funding resources, mastering the basics of a grant proposal, honing your study design skills, unraveling the complexities of statistics in clinical research, perfecting the art of manuscript writing, and uncovering the secrets to successful publishing and promoting your work. If you wish to learn more about this opportunity, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Research and Development Committee is responsible for the following programs and initiatives:

  • Basic Science and Clinical Research Grants
  • Research Projects
  • Review Survey Requests
  • Opinion Papers



May Alarab (Canada)

Committee Members: 

  • Kristina Allen-Brady- Mentor (USA)
  • Angamuthu Arunkalaivanan- Mentor (Australia)
  • Lindsey Burnett (USA)
  • Fulya Dokmeci- Mentor (Turkey)
  • Montse Espuna Pons (Spain)
  • Swati Jha- Mentor (UK)
  • Ixora Kamisan Atan- Mentor (Malaysia)
  • Lioudmila Lipetskaia (USA)
  • Pamela Moalli- Mentor (USA)
  • Marair Sartori (Brazil)
  • Gisele Vissoci Marquini (Brazil)
  • Adi Weintraub - Mentor (Israel)
  • Sami Shawer (UK)
  • Shamsa Rizwan (Pakistan)
  • Jorge Milhem Haddad (Brazil)-Liaison IUGA Board