Uromicrobiota Research Interest Group (U-RIG)

CAIRIBU U-RIG Research Hour: Bridging Knowledge Gaps in the Urobiome

The Uromicrobiota Research Interest Group (U-RIG) includes CAIRIBU and non-CAIRIBU investigators interested in the uromicrobiota. Investigators are clinicians and scientists from a variety of fields including urology, urogynecology, microbiology, microbial ecology, virology, bioinformatics, and computer and data science.

The CAIRIBU U-RIG Research Hour aims to facilitate knowledge exchange and spur collaborations in the urobiome and adjacent fields

See below for summaries from prior knowledge exchanges and links to recordings on the CAIRIBU YouTube page

Events

SUMMARIES FROM PRIOR U-RIG MEETINGS:

(Recordings for all are on the CAIRIBU YouTube page – links below)
  • March 2024 U-RIG Research Hour: Tanya Sysoeva, PhD (University of Alabama at Huntsville) HERE
  • January 2024 U-RIG Research Hour: Vanessa Hale, MAT, DVM, PhD (The Ohio State University) and Anne L. Ackerman, MD (University of California – Los Angeles) HERE
  • December 2023 U-RIG Research Hour: Jeremy Burton, PhD (Western University, Ontario) and Lisa Karstens, PhD (Oregon Health & Science University) HERE
  • November 2023 U-RIG Research Hour: Alan Wolfe, PhD (Loyola University Chicago) and Maria Hadjifrangiskou, PhD (Vanderbilt University) HERE
  • October 2023 U-RIG Research Hour: Catherine Putonti, PhD (Loyola University Chicago) HERE
  • September 2023 U-RIG Research Hour: Aaron Miller, PhD (Cleveland Clinic) and Lindsey Burnett, MD, PhD (University of California San Diego) HERE
  • SUMMARY of discussions in 2023, through July, HERE
  • REVIEW of plans discussed up to January 2022 HERE

View the January 2024 U-RIG Research Hour with Vanessa Hale, MAT, DVM, PhD and Anne L. Ackerman, MD

The goal of the U-RIG Research Hour is to facilitate knowledge exchange and spur collaborations in the urobiome and adjacent fields.

Executive Summary

View the March 2024 U-RIG Research Hour with Tanya Sysoeva, PhD

The goal of the U-RIG Research Hour is to facilitate knowledge exchange and spur collaborations in the urobiome and adjacent fields.

Executive Summary

View the December 2023 U-RIG Research Hour with Lisa Karstens, PhD and Jeremy Burton, PhD, MSc

The goal of the U-RIG Research Hour is to facilitate knowledge exchange and spur collaborations in the urobiome and adjacent fields.

Executive Summary

View the November 2023 U-RIG Research Hour with Alan Wolfe, PhD and Maria Hadjifrangiskou, PhD

The goal of the U-RIG Research Hour is to facilitate knowledge exchange and spur collaborations in the urobiome and adjacent fields.

Executive Summary

View the October 2023 U-RIG Research Hour with Catherine Putonti, PhD

The goal of the U-RIG Research Hour is to facilitate knowledge exchange and spur collaborations in the urobiome and adjacent fields.

Executive Summary

View the September U-RIG Research Hour with Aaron Miller, PhD and Lindsey Burnett, MD, PhD

The goal of the U-RIG Research Hour is to facilitate knowledge exchange and spur collaborations in the urobiome and adjacent fields.

Executive Summary

View CAIRIBU Connections: “Elevating the Patient Voice in UTI Research – A Clinician-Scientist Panel”

CAIRIBU Connections are virtual gatherings that aim to bring together CAIRIBU and non-CAIRIBU investigators interested in similar topics. Following the highly successful June 2023 CAIRIBU Connections event, “UTI Through the Lifespan – A Patient Perspective,” in which a panel of patients from the UTI Health Alliance described their lived experiences with recurrent UTIs, a follow-up panel of scientists and clinicians responded to patients’ questions, comments, and frustrations about UTIs. We invited both patients and researchers to be part of this important dialogue so that we can advance the science around UTIs together.

View CAIRIBU Connections: “UTI Through the Lifespan – A Patient Perspective”

CAIRIBU Connections are virtual gatherings that aim to bring together CAIRIBU and non-CAIRIBU investigators interested in similar topics. This CAIRIBU Connections topic of “UTI Through the Lifespan – A Patient Perspective” was formatted as a patient panel. This event aimed to shed light on urinary tract infections (UTIs) from a unique standpoint – that of the patients themselves. Patient panelists from the UTI Health Alliance patient advocacy group covered viewpoints from early childhood, parenting a young child with UTI, young adulthood with UTI, middle age, and postmenopausal. This event was curated to build pathways for knowledge exchange between patients and researchers and provide investigators with the tools to develop patient-centered research agendas around the topic of UTIs.

Conceptual “mind map” of knowledge gaps, barriers, and challenges in urinary microbiota research

Generated from discussion at the July 2021 kickoff CAIRIBU U-RIG Meeting

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