Date: October 29-30, 2014

About: SWHR held its first interdisciplinary roundtable discussion on understanding urologic health in women across the lifespan. Led by SWHR staff, including Chris Carter, PhD, MPH, Vice President of Scientific Affairs, and Monica Mallampalli, PhD, MSc., Director of Scientific Programs, the roundtable included 15 researchers from diverse backgrounds. Th­­­­e expert panel represented various disciplines ranging from urology, urogynecology, pediatric urology, epidemiology, cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, surgery, physiology, neurobiology, gerontology, regenerative medicine and biomedical engineering.


  • Review urologic conditions prevalent during the key stages of a woman’s life from infancy to old age;
  • Identify critical research gaps in the area of epidemiology, basic and clinical research;
  • Identify ways to prevent urologic conditions during the key stages of a woman’s lifespan;
  • Address psychosocial, physical and QOL related challenges faced by women with urologic conditions;
  • Discuss public policy and community outreach efforts to prevent urologic conditions in women.

Moderators: Chris Carter, PhD, MPH, and Monica Mallampalli, PhD, MSc.


  • Cindy Amundsen, MD, Duke University
  • James Ashton-Miller, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Margot Damaser, PhD, Cleveland Clinic
  • Matthew Fraser, PhD, Duke University
  • Toby Chai, MD, Yale School of Medicine
  • Michael DiSanto, PhD, Rowan University
  • George Kuchel, MD, University of Connecticut
  • Alan Wolfe, PhD, Loyola University
  • Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, FACS, Vanderbilt University
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  • Heidi S. Harvie, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania
  • Leslee S. Subak, MD, UCSF
  • Cara Tannebaum, MD, MSc., Centre de recherche, IUGM
  • Candace Parker-Autry, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Clare Close, MD, Close Pediatric Urology
  • Stephanie Kielb, MD, Northwestern University
  • George Kuchel, MD, University of Connecticut
  • Elizabeth Mueller, MD, Loyola University

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