October 31, 2016

SWHR Welcomes New Member to Urology Network

By the Society for Women’s Health Research

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) is pleased to welcome Mary Happel Palmer, RN, PhD, FAAN, AGSF, to the Interdisciplinary Network on Urological Health in Women. The network, created in 2015, aims to raise awareness of the impact of bladder health on women’s well-being across the lifespan.

“I am excited about being invited to be part of the Urology Network,” Dr. Palmer said. “For years I have conducted research and advocated for bladder health in women and in older adults. Being part of the interdisciplinary group enables me to continue and expand this work. I look forward to the day when women enjoy optimal bladder health every day of their lives.”

Dr. Palmer is the Helen W. and Thomas L. Umphlet Distinguished Professor in Aging in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. She has conducted extensive interdisciplinary research on the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors for urinary incontinence in adults. Dr. Palmer has authored numerous papers and book chapters, and has written two award-winning books on urinary continence.

Dr. Palmer’s current research investigating the meaning of bladder health to women across the life span has confirmed that women engage in different behaviors dependent on the environment and their urinary symptoms.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Palmer onto this Network,” said Rebecca Nebel, PhD, Assistant Director of Scientific Programs at SWHR and Program Director of the Urology Network. “Her expertise in women’s bladder health adds even more value to an already impressive membership, and we are excited to see what new avenues the Network addresses with her addition.”

To learn more about SWHR’s Interdisciplinary Network on Urological Health in Women, visit our website.