The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) invites collaborative cooperative agreement applications to establish a multi-center, multi-disciplinary group of investigators to be known as the Urinary Stone Disease Research Network (USDRN). The USDRN will a) design and conduct a randomized clinical trial to investigate the impact of increased fluid intake and increased urine output on the rate of recurrence of urinary stones in adults and children, b) conduct clinical research to understand and mitigate ureteral stent-related pain and symptoms, and c) provide data and collect biological samples from the studies to create a resource for future researchers. There are two funding opportunities available.
Clinical Centers (U01) – This funding opportunity (RFA-DK-15-004) will support USDRN Clinical Centers. The application deadline is November 18, 2015. Please contact Dr. Ziya Kirkali with any questions.
Endourological Society launches a redesigned website. The Endourlogical Society Web Team has updated the site using feedback from members and affiliates to better meet the needs of our users. An updated look and feel, along with a reorganized site map, makes information easier to find and use.Jay Bartlett, called the site “fresh, dynamic and more user friendly than ever.”