Expansion of Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network

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NIH/NIDDK is asking for added sites to join current investigators in the Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) to expand on validating symptom-based instruments to measure early, late, transient, and persistent symptoms both in males and females, and to better define the phenotypes of men and women with symptoms of lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD).

The key responsibilities of the added research sites and the expanded Data Coordinating Center (DCC) will be to adopt the study protocols developed by the LURN investigators, validate the developed Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) measures, recruit study participants, and conduct extensive characterization (phenotyping) of the participants.

This is a limited submission opportunity. The University may submit only one (1) proposal. Interested faculty must submit an abstract, CV, and budget to the Deans (Catherine_muzytchuk@urmc.rochester.edu) by October 1st, using the words “LURN” in the subject line. The Deans will select a candidate by October 8th.

The complete program solicitation can be found here. The optional Letter of Intent is due October 29th. Full proposals are due November 29th. It is important to remember that ORPA must receive electronic proposals five (5) business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline, along with a completed and signed University sign-off form.


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