2021 Annual Meeting Materials

2021 Meeting Summary – Stats & Highlights

2021 Executive Summary

    • Keynote speakers:
      • Katherine Amato, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University
      • Carl Kesselman, PhD, Dean’s Professor in the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Professor of Computer Science and Preventative Medicine at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
    • CAIRIBU investigators and trainees in scientific sessions on: (1) knowledge gaps in benign GU research; (2) research resources for benign GU research; (3) therapeutic advances in benign GU research; and (4) collaborative research efforts and initiatives
    • CAIRIBU K12 Scholar “Flash Talk” Session: K12 Scholars from various CAIRIBU KURe and KUroEpi Programs
    • Interactive learning opportunities: Allan Brasier, MD, Executive Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research; and Betsy Rolland, PhD, MLIS, Director of Team Science and Research Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
    • Poster sessions: CAIRIBU trainees and early-stage investigators present and discuss their work

Best Posters

Animal models (2): Cassandra Kisby, MD, MS, K12 Scholar, Duke University KURe Program and Alexis Adrian, PhD student, UW-Madison U54 O’Brien Center

Inflammation (2): Michael Odom, PhD, K12 Scholar, Duke University KURe Program and Eduardo Mora, medical school student working with UW-Madison KURe Program K12 Scholar Matt Grimes, MD

Clinical: Emily Davidson, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin P20 Exploratory Center

Voiding (2): Diya Binoy Joseph, PhD, at University of Texas Southwestern (UW-Madison U54 O’Brien Center) and Casey Steadman, PhD, K12 Scholar, Duke University KURe Program

Congenital: Gregory Whittemore, medical school student, Columbia University P20 Exploratory Center

Urinary tract infection: Grace Morales, PhD student, Vanderbilt University P20 Exploratory Center

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Meeting Downloads

  • Detailed meeting program HERE
  • CAIRIBU meeting “welcome” slides (Day 1) HERE
  • Abstracts booklet HERE
  • CAIRIBU P20 Exploratory Centers – Summaries HERE
  • CAIRIBU U54 George M. O’Brien Centers – Summaries HERE
  • CAIRIBU KUroEpi K12 Programs – Summaries HERE
  • CAIRIBU KURe K12 Programs – Summaries HERE
  • “Meet the Pets” in the CAIRIBU meeting pet tournament HERE
  • CAIRIBU meeting scavenger hunt HERE
  • Download speaker slides HERE


  1. Katherine Amato, PhD (12/02/2021, 4:30 PM Eastern). The human gut microbiome and health inequities. PNAS 2021;118(25): e2017947118.
  2. Carl Kesselman, PhD (12/03/2021, 1:45 PM Eastern). Translating the grid: how a translational approach shaped the development of grid computing. J Comput Sci 2021;52: 101214.

Session 1: Knowledge Gaps in Benign Genitourinary Research

Session 2: Resources for Benign Genitourinary Research

Session 4: Therapeutic Advances in Benign Genitourinary Research

Session 5: Collaborative Research in Benign Genitourinary Research

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Building Psychologically Safe Teams: Betsy Rolland, PhD, MLIS, MPH (Director of Team Science, UW-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research),
  2. Translational Teams: Allan Brasier, MD (Executive Director, UW-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research), Translational teams: impact, developmental stages and leadership
  3. What Does Benign Urology Research Need? 

Links to Posters