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Summer Urology Research Scholarship


The Division of Urology is excited to offer a 2-month research scholarship for summer of 2024. The scholarship will teach research fundamentals, including: data management, overview of statistical analysis, project management, and technical writing. Scholars will be mentored by a primary faculty mentor in Reconstructive Urology, Men’s Health, Andrology & Infertility, or Urologic Oncology depending upon the research scholar’s interest. Additional mentorship will be provided by PhD medical epidemiologists and statisticians.

Scholars will be assigned a primary project depending upon their interest and available projects. The primary project will be designed to have achievable goals during the 2-month research time.  Scholars will attend weekly research meetings and regular meetings with their research mentors.

DURATION: 2-months, start and end times are negotiable
STIPEND: $5,000 to support housing and expenses in Salt Lake City during the fellowship
QUALIFICATIONS: Medical students matriculating into years 2-4
APPLICATIONS: Please inquire for application from


July 2023: Meredith Hoppe, MS2 - University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, Reno, NV

Project: (1) Bilateral versus unilateral ileal ureter: Retrospective single-center comparison of outcomes, (2) Post-laparotomy methadone pain pathway

Presentation: Middleton Visiting Professor Research Competition, University of Utah, October 2023

Section: Reconstructive urology

Mentor: Jeremy B. Myers, MD, Jane Kurtzman, MD, Miko Filon, MD

Meredith Hoppe

July 2023: Claudia Watkins, MS2 - University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, Reno, NV

Project: (1) The Impact of erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence on the mental health of prostate cancer patients, (2) Testosterone-replacement therapy: Its impact on the incidence of benign prostatic hyperplasia and the need for interventions in hypogonadal men

Presentation: The Sexual Medicine Society of North American annual meeting, November 2023, San Diego, CA

Section: Men’s health and andrology

Mentor: Jim Hotaling, MD, MS, Jessica Schardein, MD

Claudia Watkins

June 2022: Beatriz Sofia Hernandez, MS6 – Technologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, MX

Project: ‘Urinary diversion in patients with prostate fistula versus localized radiation injury after radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer’

Publication: Comparison of Urinary Diversion in Patients with Prostatic Fistula to Those with Localized Radiation Injury After Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer. 
Myers JB, Hernandez BS, McCormick B, Ramsay J, Kriesel JD, Hebert KJ, Fendereski K. Urology. 2023 Nov 30:S0090-4295(23)01029-4. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2023.11.006. PMID:38040294

Section: Reconstructive urology

Mentor: Jeremy B. Myers, MD

Beatriz Hernandez climbing