Board of Directors

President
Michael R. Ruggieri, Sr., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Treasurer
Maryrose P. Sullivan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Harvard Medical School and VA Boston Healthcare System

Secretary
Carol A. Podlasek, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Urology
University of Illinois at Chicago

Business Operations Committee Chair
Michael E. DiSanto, PhD
Chair, Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Membership Committee Chair
Vivian Cristofaro, PhD
Instructor
Department of Surgery
Harvard Medical School and VA Boston Healthcare System

Social Media Committee Chair
​Johanna L. Hannan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
The Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University

Awards Committee Chair
​Mary F. Barbe, PhD
Professor
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Temple University School of Medicine

Charitable Donation Committee Chair
On-sight Meeting Operations Officer
Sylvia O. Suadicani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Urology and Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Trainee Affairs Committee Chair
Michael R. Odom, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology
Duke University Medical Center

trainee.affairs@pelvicresearch.com

Immediate Past President
Annual Meeting Organizer
Matthew O. Fraser, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology
Duke University and Durham VA Medical Centers

Members at Large
Kelvin P. Davies, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Urology and Physiology & Biophysics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Francis “Monty” Hughes Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology
Duke University Medical Center

Georgi V. Petkov, Ph.D.
Chair, Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Pharmacy

Sang D. Koh, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology and Cell Biology
University of Nevada, School of Medicine

Marketing Strategist
Webmaster
China Chien, B.S.

webmaster@pelvicresearch.com

ALLIANCES/PARTNERSHIPS
– International Continence Society – Annual Meeting Partnership – 2017-Present
– American Urological Association – Member of the AUA Urology Research Conferences Advisory Board (URCAB) – 2018-Present
– Diabetes and Diabetic Uropathy Symposium – Partnered with American Diabetes AssociationAmerican Urological AssociationUrology Care Foundation, Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital ReconstructionDuke Department of Surgery and an NIH/NIDDK R13 Meeting Grant (R13DK115224) – October 8-9, 2017, Linthicum, MD, USA