Previous IUGA Research Grant Recipients


Basic Science Research Grant

Sarah Rozycki
Sarah RozyckiUnited States
Longitudinal Characteristics of the Gut, Bladder, and Vaginal Microbiomes in Postmenopausal Women with Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

Clinical Research Grant

Christine Burke
Christine BurkeUnited States
Characterizing Sleep and Nocturia Patterns in Women with and Without Overactive Bladder


Basic Science Research Grant

Stephen Walker
Stephen WalkerUnited States
Exploring the proposed anti-inflammatory mechanism of action of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy using urothelial cells from patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome

Clinical Research Grant

Eyal Rom
Eyal RomIsrael
Genetic landscape of predisposing variants associated with Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury


Basic Science Research Grant

Harry Horsley
Harry HorsleyUnited Kingdom
Application of image-based machine learning to urine microscopy to diagnose infection and predict therapeutic response

Clinical Research Grant

Mandip Pal
Mandip PalIndia
Efficacy of beta-sitosterol in female overactive bladder


Basic Science Research Grant

Lindsey Burnett
Lindsey BurnettUSA
Intravesical Gentamicin in Adult Women with Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection: The Urinary Microbiome and Metabolomic Profile

Clinical Research Grant

Gabriel Ganyaglo
Gabriel GanyagloGhana
Cohort Study of Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Two Ghanaian Communities


Basic Science Research Grant

May Alarab
May AlarabCanada
The Effect of Local Estrogen Therapy on the Microbiome Composition and Relative Abundance in the Urine of Postmenopausal Women with/without Urinary Tract Infections

Clinical Research Grant

Rachel High
Rachel HighUSA
Higher Neural and Cognitive Changes Following Anitcholinergic versus Beta 3 Agonist versus Placebo Treatments in Patients with Overactive Bladder: A Multicenter Randomized Control Pilot Trial


Basic Science Research Grant

Zhuoran Chen
Zhuoran ChenAustralia
Refractory Urge Incontinence: A Battle Between Proinflammatory and Anti-inflammatory Cytokines?

Clinical Research Grant

Vatche’ Minassian
Vatche’ MinassianUSA
Urinary Microbiome and Inflammatory Response in Postmenopausal Women with Urgency Urinary Incontinence Before and After Anticholinergic Treatment


Basic Science Research Grant

John Occhino & Marina Walther-Antonio

Evaluation of the Vaginal and Rectal Microbiome in Patients with Rectovaginal Fistula

Clinical Research Grant

Catherine Hudson & Pamela Escobar Smith

A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Vaginal Estrogen on Postpartum Atrophy, Perineal Pain, and Sexual Function


IUGA Cogentix Medical Clinical Research Grant

Cheryl Iglesia

Treatment of Refractory Overactive Bladder with Onabotulinumtoxin A vs PTNS: TROOP Trial


Basic Science Research Grant

Heinz Koelbl

Proteomic Pattern in Female Urinary Incontinence

Clinical Research Grant

Shannon Lamb

Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation vs Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Overactive Bladder: A Randomized Trial


Basic Science Research Grant

Gamal Ghoneim

Voiding Dysfunction and GABA Modulation in a Mouse Model of Cyclophosphamide-included Cystitis

Jennifer Rohn

Quiescent Intracellular Bacteria as Long-term Reservoirs in Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in Women

Clinical Research Grant

Uduak Andy

Clinical and Biochemical Evidence of Neurogenic Inflammation in Women with Urinary Urgency

Jane Manning

Prospective Randomized Double Blind Study into the Effectiveness of Intravaginal Lyrica® Cream for Chronic Vaginal Pain


Basic Science Research Grant

Michel Cosson

Biomechanical Modeling of the Pelvic Lesions Induced in Obstetrics Impact on Pelvic Floor Static

Barry O’Reilly

The Role of Cytokines in Overactive Bladder

Clinical Research Grant

M.M.E. Lakeman

Observational Study to Evaluate the Effects of Prolapse Surgery Using Synthetic Mesh on Vaginal Innervation, Genital Response and the Influence of These Changes on Sexual Well-being


Basic Science Research Grant

Sunil Balgobin

Repeat Injury to the External Anal Sphincter: Contractile Properties and Morphologic Changes Over Time

Clinical Research Grant

Rufus Cartwright

Genome Wide Association Study of Urinary Incontinence in Women


Basic Science Research Grant

Jan Deprest

Experimental Evaluation of the Effect of Age + Hormonal Status on Surgical Repair of Fascial Defects

Clinical Research Grant

Collin Walsh

Low Count Bacteriuria and its Relationship to ATP Release in Refractory Detrusor Overactivity


Basic Science Research Grant

Heidi Harvie

Health-related Quality of Life: Utility Preference for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Clinical Research Grant

Doug Tincello

The Role and Significance of the Sweet Taste Receptor Isoform T1R3 in the Rodent and Human Bladder


Basic Science Research Grant

Matthew H. Ho

Adipose-derived Stem Cell Therapy for Lower Urinary Tract and Pelvic Floor Disorders

Clinical Research Grant

James Malone-Lee

A Clinical Exploration of the Pathophysiology of an Inflammatory Response Associated with the Overactive Bladder