The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is pleased to announce the release of a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeking applications for the George M. O’Brien Urology Cooperative Research Centers Program. Letters of Intent are due January 22, 2016. Application deadline is February 22 by 5:00 p.m. local time of applicant organization. This program will provide a coordinated platform for multidisciplinary interactions between basic and clinical scientists with the overall goal of understanding the etiology and development of benign urologic diseases and disorders, and providing a collaborative venue to design better treatments, diagnostics, and prevention strategies for these disease conditions within the NIDDK mission interests. This program will also serve as a national resource to the larger urological research community and provide educational enrichment opportunities to scientists electing to pursue research in benign urology. Accordingly, applications are sought from individuals willing to cooperate with the NIDDK under a cooperative centers program. The funded Centers will work with the NIDDK in facilitating research collaborations and interactions within and among centers and with the larger research community to accomplish the overall goal of improving treatment of urologic disorders through enhanced communication and research excellence. View the full announcement on the NIH website. For more information about this funding announcement, please email Dr. Deborah Hoshizaki.

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