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Past Grant Recipients


PFD Research Foundation and ICA IC/PBS Research Grant
Kristin Jacobs, MD
Women and Infants Hospital
The female urinary microbiome in interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome patients

PFD Research Foundation Fellow Research Award
Brian Linder, MD
Mayo Clinic
Prediction of pelvic organ prolapse surgery outcomes with preoperative pessary use: a case-cross over study

June Allyson Memorial Fund Research Award
Jennifer Bickhaus, MD
Duke University School of Medicine
Evaluation of host immune and extracellular matrix responses to sacrocolpopexy mesh on differential tension


Foundation Fellow Research Award
Annetta Madsen, MD
Women and Infants Hospital/Brown Alpert Medical School
Improving patient-centered care for pelvic floor disorders through perioperative peer support

Pedro Maldonado, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Effects of ospemifene and vaginal estrogen on the vaginal wall before and after injury

Mesh/Graft Science in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Joseph Kowalski, MD
University of Iowa
Molecular markers of angiogenesis in polypropylene mesh-related vaginal exposures

Craig Mayr, MD
UPMC Magee Womens Hospital
The tissue redox environment and oxidative macromolecular damage at sites of vaginal mesh placement in women with mesh-related complications 

PFD Research Foundation and ICA IC/PBS Research Grant
Ana Charrua Cordeiro, MD
IBMC - Instituto de Biologia Celular e Molecular
Sympathetic nervous system dysfunction is a trigger to BPS/IC symptoms development



PFD Surgical Research Grant
Lindsay C. Turner, MD 
Magee Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
The Impact of IV Acetaminophen on Postoperative Pain in Women Undergoing Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair

Foundation Faculty Research Award
Keith T. Downing, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center
The Detection of Desmosines as a Surrogate Marker for Elastic Fiber Degradation in Pelvic Floor Connective Tissue

Mesh/Graft Science in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Research Grant 
Kathleen Chin, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Therapeutic Potential of Protease Inhibitors in the Vaginal Wall - Alternatives to Mesh

PFD Research Foundation and ICA IC/PBS Research Grant 
Judy M. Choi, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
Chronic Stress Affects the Micturition Pathway via the Peripheral Corticotropin-Releasing Factor (CRF) Pathway

Thomas J. Benson Award in Neuromodulation
Benjamin J. Barenberg, MD
University of Oklahoma
Evaluation and Validation of an Integrated Interstim Training Curriculum for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellows

Robert S. Kelley, DO
Mount Sinai Hospital
Electrophysiologic Mapping of the Urinary Bladder

Margaret G. Mueller, MD
Northwestern University
Sacral Neuromodulation for Dual Incontinence (SaNDI): Ultrasound and Afferent Nerve Sensation Assessment


PFD Research Foundation Research Grant Awards History

AUGS Research Scholars Grant
2011 - Gina Northington, MD

PFD Research Foundation Faculty Research Award (Formerly Astellas Research Grant)
2012 - Elizabeth Geller, MD
2012 - Una Lee, MD
2011 - Elizabeth Erekson, MD
2011 - Lieschen Quiroz, MD
2010 - Nazema Siddiqui, MD
2010 - Philip Smith, MD
2009 - Heidi Harvie, MD
2009 - Sujatha Pathi, MD
2009 - Sarah Hammil, MD
2008 - Chiara Ghetti, MD
2008 - Vivian Sung,  MD
2008 - David Rahn, MD
2007 - Amy Park, MD
2007 - Jerry Lowder, MD
2007 - Kathleen Connell, MD
2006 - Matthew Ho, MD, PhD
2006 - Andrew Sokol, MD
2006 - Marianna Alperin, MD, MS 

PFD Research Foundation Fellow Research Award
2012 - Kimberly Ferrante, MD
2011 - Autumn Edenfield, MD
2010 - Cara Grimes, MD
2009 - Anna Frick, MD
2008 - Danielle Markle, MD
2007 -  Emily Whitcomb, MD
2006 - Christian Twiss, MD

PFD Research Foundation and ICA IC/PBS Research Grant
2012Melinda Abernethy, MD

PFD Research Foundation Surgical Award
2012 - Tatiana Sanses, MD
2011 - Joy Greer, MD
2010 - Mitchell Berger, MD 

PFD Research Foundation Bladder Health Research Grant
2011 - Kerrie Adams, MD

Thomas Benson Award in Neuromodulation 
2012 - Lauren Cadish, MD
2012 - Alexis Dieter, MD
2012 - Stephanie Pickett, MD
2011 - Anthony Gaddi, MD
2011 - Edgar LeClaire, MD
2011 - Monica Richardson, MD
2011 - Cheryl Shih, MD
2011 - Anne Suskind, MD
2010 - Stephanie Jacobs, MD
2010 - Peter Jeppson, MD
2010 - Courtney Lee, MD
2010 - Pamela Levin, MD
2010 - Mona McCollough, MD
2010 - Salim Wehbe, MD
2010 - Dena White, MD
2009 - Jonathan Gleason, MD
2009 - Brent Parnell, MD
2009 - Leise Knoepp, MD
2009 - Jennifer Lee, MD
2009 - Heidi Chen, MD
2008 - Danielle Markle, MD
2008 - Jocelyn Craig, MD
2008 - John Judd, MD
2008 - Ene George, MD
2008 - Taji Yazdany, MD

June Allyson Memorial Research Grant
2012 - Meadow Good, MD
2011 - Teodoro Montoya, MD
2010 - Laura Skoczylas, MD
2008 - Andrea Staack, MD, PhD
2007 - Matthew Ho, MD, PhD
2007 - Tola Omotosho, MD
2006 - Lee Epstein, MD
2005 - Maria Canter, MD
2004 - Clifford Wai, MD
2003 - James L. Whiteside, MD
2002 - Michael Vardy, MD
2001 - Muriel Boreham, MD
2000 - Matthew Barber, MD
1999 - Lennox Hoyte, MD
1998 - Mary Pat Fitzgerald, MD
1997 - Padma Malipeddi, MD