January 23, 2018

PFRG Day 2018!

Join the Pelvic Floor Research Group (PFRG) on Wednesday, March 7!

Pelvic Floor Research Group (PFRG) Day 2018

DATE: Wednesday March 7th, 8:20am-4pm.

LOCATION: 4th Floor Rackham School of Graduate Studies: Amphitheatre & Assembly Hall. Directions can be found at this link.

RSVP by Thursday March 1, 2018 via email pfrg@umich.edu or call 734-936-8339.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Margo Damaser, PhD.  Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic; Senior Research Career Scientist, Cleveland VA Medical Center. Keynote talk will take place at 3pm and is titled: Biochemistry and Biomechanics of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Dr. Damaser will also be giving OBGYN Grand Rounds the following morning at 7:30am with a talk titled: Noncellular Regenerative Approaches for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Dr. Damaser received her PhD in Bioengineering from the joint program of the University of California San Francisco and Berkeley in 1994. She is currently Professor of Molecular Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH and has joint appointments as Full Staff in the Biomedical Engineering Department of the Lerner Research Institute and the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. She also is a Senior Research Career Scientist in the Advanced Platform Technology Center of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. For over 20 years, she has lead a research lab conducting research on the causes of and treatments for pelvic floor disorders, including stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and fecal incontinence. She has developed and used animal models to test novel therapies with a focus on applying techniques from regenerative medicine to pelvic floor disorders. She uses the animal models to investigate the effects of comorbidities such as diabetes, obesity, age, and other pelvic floor disorders, on urinary incontinence and the response to regenerative therapies. Dr. Damaser is also developing several novel devices for improved diagnosis and treatment of incontinence. She holds one issued US Patent and has 5 pending US Patent applications. She has over 140 scientific peer-reviewed publications and has had continuous research funding from VA and NIH for 20 years in addition to collaborative research grants from private foundations and several companies. She is widely regarded as an international expert on urodynamics, models for studying female pelvic floor disorders, and new technologies in female urology and pelvic floor disorders.

For more information on the Pelvic Floor Research Group and previous PFRG Days, visit our website.

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We look forward to seeing many of you March 7th at PFRG Day 2018!

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