Urology Basic Science : NIDDK

Urology Basic Science

The Urology Program supports basic and clinical research on the normal and abnormal development, structure, and function of the genitourinary tract and studies on the genitourinary effects of diabetes mellitus, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis.

The program's is especially interested in research on the etiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology, therapy, and prevention of major adult urological diseases and disorders such as

  • BPH
  • Erectile impotence and other sexual dysfunctions
  • Abnormal bladder function, such as urinary incontinence pyelonephritis
  • Chronic inflammatory disorders of the genitourinary tract, such as interstitial cystitis, prostatitis, epididymitis, and orchitis.

The program is also interested in research on

  • Shock-wave and laser lithotripsy
  • Urolithiasis inhibitors
  • Bladder substitution procedures and devices
  • Prostate growth inhibitor and reduction therapies.
For further information about this program in the area of urology contact Dr. Leroy Nyberg, Urology Program Director.

Resources for Researchers

Clinical Research


  • O'Brien Kidney and Urologic Research Centers - Overview & Map

Committees and Advisory Groups


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Funding Opportunities

Funding for Special Communities


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