Our members are committed to training the next generation of basic and clinical researchers in reproductive medicine. In addition, our center has been awarded several major NIH grants that enable post-doctoral researchers and residents to pursue reproductive research projects throughout the Texas Medical Center.
In our Working Group for Ethics and Reproductive Medicine, trainees meet regularly to discuss, research, and prepare publications for leading journals.
Our directors and program leaders provide grantsmanship advice and manuscript critiques for members.
Some of the current training opportunities include the following programs and studies:
Urologic Research Career Development Program
The major goals of this project are: To recruit and train Ph.D. post-doctoral scientists for careers in translational urologic research. To establish a formalized training program designed to give all URCDP participants expertise in the following areas: clinical and pathological aspects of urologic diseases; statistical analysis, design and management of both basic research and clinical studies; cellular and molecular biology research tools. To establish a rigorous intellectual environment in the area of urologic research through formal programs and informal interactions among participating laboratories.
Improving Diagnosis of Congenital Genitourinary Anomalies
The goal of this study is to improve the diagnosis of congenital genitourinary defects and to define the genetic basis for the failure of this key biologic process for children with hypospadias, cryptorchidism and gonadal dysgenesis syndromes. This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Multidisciplinary K12 Urology Research Career Development Program
The goal of this training program is to train physicians in men’s health research.