Board of Directors

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

Vice President​​
Sean M. Ward, PhD
Professor
Department of Physiology and Cell Biology
University of Nevada School of Medicine

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

Membership Committee Co-Chair
Margot S. Damaser, PhD
Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering (ND20)
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

Awards Committee Chair
Steven D. Abramowitch, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Bioengineering and Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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

Trainee Affairs Committee Chair
​Brian M. Balog, BS, PhD Student
​Integrated Bioscience Graduate Student
Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and The University of Akron

trainee.affairs@pelvicresearch.com

Trainee Affairs Committee Faculty Advisor
Grannum R Sant, MD, FRCS, FACS
Professor
Department of Urology
Tufts University School of Medicine

Charitable Donation Committee Chair
Sylvia O. Suadicani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Urology and Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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

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

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

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

Marketing Strategy Committee and Webmaster
China Chien, B.S.

webmaster@pelvicresearch.com

ALLIANCES:

International Continence Society – Annual Meeting Partnership – 2017, 2018

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