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Case Western Reserve University Department of Urology physicians and scientists are forerunners in the development of scientific research and clinical advancements for urological disorders. Each year, our department consistently ranks in the top 25 urology departments for most research funding by the National Institutes of Health.
Our growing staff of physician researchers conducts vast basic, translational and clinical research projects in the following areas:
Additionally through our primary affiliate University Hospitals Urology Institute's Research and Innovation Center, we are fueling greater collaboration among physicians and researchers to further urology disease research and to expand the realm of what is possible in the treatment and prevention of urological conditions.
Our goal as physician researchers is simpleâ€”to move potential therapies from the bench to the bedside as quickly as possible.
The Department of Urology has laboratory space in the School of Medicine's Wood Research Tower (James and Eilleen Dicke Research Laboratory)—which is equipped to perform most techniques commonly used in animal studies of lower urinary tract diseases including urodynamic studies, molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry—and at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. In conjunction with UH Seidman Cancer Center, the School of Medicine also runs several state-of-the-art core facilities including real-time polymerase chain reaction, microarray analysis and computer integrated imaging.
We highly encourage interested individuals at all levels to participate in basic, translational and clinical faculty research programs. In fact, our residency program is one of the few in the nation to dedicate a full year (PGY4) to research. Residents perform their own research as well as participate in research methodology curriculum through UH Urology Institute's Research and Innovation Center. We offer summer student fellowships for upper-level undergraduates or first-year medical students, and are actively involved in training PhD-seeking graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.