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Clinical and Translational Research Training in Urology

Program Components

This training program provides fellows with the necessary background in biostatistics, epidemiology and clinical study design, health service research and an opportunity to apply these clinical research skills in a mentored setting.


Clinical Responsibilities

Trainees must commit 40 hours pre week to the program and its related research activities, consonant with NRSA regulations. Within the full-time training period, research trainees who are also training as clinicians must devote their time to the proposed research training and must confine clinical duties to those that are an integral part of the research training experience. This will ensure the trainee has sufficient time to attend classes. To maintain surgical skills and remain involved in clinical medicine, trainees may elect to participate in clinical care beyond the 40 hours per week of the program. The additional clinical effort will be limited to 20 hours per week.

Required Conferences

During the course of the training program, trainees are expected to participate in U-M conferences/seminars conducted within the University of Michigan Medical Center. These are designed to provide the trainee with exposure to clinical urology, research ethics, basic science research and health services research. The Department of Urology offers weekly conferences in Urologic Oncology, Pediatric Uroradiology, Uropathology and Grand Rounds. In addition, the trainee will participate in PIBS 507-508: An Introduction to Translational Research Seminars offered by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research.

Program Expectations

Trainees are expected to complete all required coursework and fulfill requirements of the Rackham Graduate School. In addition, he/she is required to carry out a well-designed clinical research project using primary data collection or secondary datasets, to present this research at regional and national meetings, and to have at least one scientific manuscript based on this project submitted to a peer-reviewed journal for publication.

Loan Repayment Program

Trainees of this program are eligible for support from NIH in repaying educational loans

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:
1. Be committed to an academic research career in Urology
2. Be highly regarded as physicians by those responsible for their clinical training
3.Plan to complete the clinical requirements for Urologic ACGME-approved training program by the date of entry into the program (with the exception of University of Michigan applicants who may substitute their laboratory research year for the first year of this training program)
4. Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident

Application Process

All applicants are required to submit their curriculum vitae, along with at least three letters of support, and the completed application. (PDF version / MSWord version). Applicants that receive a favorable review will be invited for an interview at which time official copies of undergraduate and medical school transcripts should be submitted. Requests for more information and an application should be directed to: Lora Allen, Residency Coordinator, Department of Urology, 3875 Taubman Center, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5330, Phone: (734) 615-0563, Fax: (734) 936-8037.

Program Directors

John T. Wei, M.D., M.S.Professor

James E. Montie, M.D. Professor

Program Faculty
Urology and Gynecology

John T. Wei, MD, MS, Professor
J. Quentin Clemens, MD, MS, Associate Professor
Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, Professor
John O. Delancey, MD, Professor
Gary J. Faerber, MD, Professor
Brent K. Hollenbeck, MD, MS, Associate Professor
Jerilyn M. Latini, MD, Associate Professor
Cheryl T. Lee, MD, Associate Professor
Monica Liebert, PhD, Professor
Edward J. McGuire, MD, Professor
David C. Miller, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor
James E. Montie, MD, Professor
Dana A. Ohl, MD, Professor
John Park, MD, Associate Professor
William W. Roberts, MD, Assistant Professor
Aruna Sarma, PhD, Assistant Professor
Julian Wan, MD, Clinical Associate Professor
J. Stuart Wolf, MD, Professor
David P. Wood, MD, Professor
Sean Zhang, PhD, Research Investigator

Internal Medicine/Oncology

Kathleen Cooney, MD, Professor
Maha Hussain, MD, Professor
Kenneth J. Pienta, MD, Professor
Vahakn Shahinian, MD, Assistant Professor

School of Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)

Hal Morgenstern, PhD, Professor
Aruna Sarma, PhD, Assistant Professor
Catherine Spino, MD, Associate Professor