Young Investigator Awards Recipients

The SBUR Young Investigator Awards are given to SBUR members who are under the age of 45, within 5 years of their first faculty position, and have made significant contributions to Urologic Research. This award is presented annually at the fall meeting. The SBUR Awards Committee reviews the applications, which are submitted after an email is sent out to membership, and then determines the awardees on the basis of their academic accomplishments. The winners receive a monetary award and plaque along with recognition of their accomplishment. All applicants receive notification regarding their application via email.


Bishoy M. Faltas, MBBS
Weill Cornell Medical College
Cornell University

David Labbé, PhD
McGill University

Alison Xiaoqiao Xie, MS, PhD
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus


Salma Kaochar, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Jung Gong, MD
Cedars Sinai

Chengfei Liu, MD, PhD
University of California, Davis


Irfan Asangani, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Xin Lu, PhD
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.


Tanya Stoyanova, PhD
Stanford Medicine

Omar Y. Mian, M.D., PhD
Cleveland Clinic

John K. Lee, M.D., PhD
Fred Hutchinson Center
Research Center


Ping Mu, Phd
UT Southwestern
Bethany Kerr, PhD
Wake Forest University
Andrew Goldstein, PhD


Leigh Ellis, PhD
David Ulmer, MD, PhD
Kevin Xu, PhD


Mehdi Mollapour, PhD
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

Justin Drake, PhD
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ

Mohummad Minhaj Siddiqui, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD


Christopher E. Barbieri, MD, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Jeremy Paul Burton, BSc, MSc, PhD
Lawson Health Research Institute
London, Ontario

Scott A. Tomlins, MD, PhD
Michigan Center for Translational Pathology
Ann Arbor, MI


Emmanuel Antonarakis, MD
John Hopkins Medical Institute
Baltimore, MD

Xin Li, PhD
New York University
New York, NY

Todd Morgan, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI


Daniel Frigo, PhD
University of Houston
Houston, TX

Donald Vander Griend, PhD
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL


Hannelore Heemers, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY

Li Xin, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX


Larissa Nonn, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Edward Schaeffer, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins, Department of Urology
Baltimore, MD

Chad Vezina, PhD
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI


Wendy Huss, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Buffalo, NY

Praveen Thumbikat, DVM, MS, PhD
Northwestern University
Department of Urology
Chicago, IL


Trinity J. Bivalacqua, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Urology and Oncology
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
Baltimore, MD

Qianben Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry
The Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbus, OH


Neil A. Bhowmick, PhD
Department of Urologic Surgery
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Shawn E. Lupold, PhD
Assistant Professor of Urology
Director, Small Animal Imaging
Resource Program Molecular Biology Core.
James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
Baltimore, MD

William Ricke, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Urology and Pathology
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
Rochester, NY


Kanchan Chitaley, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Hyung Kim, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Urologic Oncology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Charles J. Rosser, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor
University of Florida/Shands, Department of Urology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL


Stephen Freedland, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology and Pathology
Director of Outcomes and Translational Research, Urological Surgery
Duke University

Daniel Lin, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
University of Washington

Denise O’Keefe, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Urology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Member, Prostate and Urologic Cancer Program University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Shadyside Medical Center


Rosalyn Adam, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Staff Scientist in Urology, Children’s Hospital Boston
Boston, MA

Haojie Huang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
The Cancer Center
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Karen Knudsen, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept of Cell and Cancer Biology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH


Jordan Dimitrakov, MD, PhD
Staff Scientist
Freeman Lab
Harvard Urological Diseases Research Center
Children’s Hospital Boston
Boston, MA

Aria F. Olumi, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery/Urology
Medical Director of Research Program
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Robert Uzzo, MD
Member, Department of Surgical Oncology/Division of Urologic Oncology
Associate Professor – Temple University School of Medicine
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Department of Urology
Cleveland, OH


Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Urology, Department of Pathology
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI

Margot S. Damaser, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Urology
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Maywood, IL
Research Biomedical Engineer
Hines VA Hospital
Hines, IL

Thomas S. Griffith, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA