The AUGS Foundation together with the June Allyson Foundation has awarded over $2 million in grants to AUGS members since 1998. The Foundation serves the medical profession by supporting promising, innovative research regarding the causes, prevention, cure and treatment of pelvic floor disorders.
Foundation research funds are made available to qualified AUGS members to pursue their research question. Goals of the mentored research grant program are to support the pilot projects to help fulfill the AUGS Foundation mission of supporting novel clinical, translational, and bench research directions and enabling early career investigators to obtain future independent funding for research focused on female pelvic medicine.
2023 Grant Recipients
Junior Faculty Research Award
Michele O'Shea, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Patient-reported outcome quality assessment tool for urinary incontinence
Fellow Research Award
Christine Burke, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
Characterizing Sleep and Nocturia Patterns in Women with and Without Overactive Bladder
June Allyson Research Award
Ashley Hilton, MD
University of Colorado
Metabolic Endotoxemia as a Risk Factor for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Pilot Study
Alicia Palmieri, MD
Cooper University Hospital
Role of Cannabinoid Receptor Signaling Pathway in Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome
The next grant cycle will open in early 2024.