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Dow Division for Urologic Health Services Research

The namesake for the Division of Health Services Research was established with a generous award from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation in 2008. “The Dow”, as it is affectionately known, is one of three research divisions in the Department of Urology at the University of Michigan and plays a central role in training leaders in the field through its federally funded fellowship program—the first of its kind in urology. The division is an integral part of the University’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and is poised to tackle the spectrum of challenges facing patients with urological diseases in the 21st century.

Situated in the comfortable confines of the North Campus Research Complex in northeast Ann Arbor, the division is comprised of 7 physician scientists, 4 doctoral-level scientists and numerous analytical support personnel, making it among the largest and most comprehensive such enterprises in the U.S. The Dow’s research portfolio is thematically broad, but unified by the singular goal of ensuring that every patient gets the right care, in the right place, at the right time.  This agenda is facilitated by the generous financial support of our numerous research partners, including the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, American Cancer Society and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, among others.