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Dr. Sijo Parekattil Awarded Grant from ERBE Surgical Systems

Dr. Sijo Parekattil, Assistant Professor of Urology and Co-Director of Robotic Surgery, received a $75,000 award from ERBE Surgical Systems for his project titled “Animal Safety and Prospective Randomized Control Trial of Hemostatic Hydrodissection for Nerve Preservation during Robotic of Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy.” Founded in 1847, ERBE Surgical…

Dr. Philipp Dahm Joins the Journal of Urology Editorial Board

Dr. Philipp Dahm, Associate Professor of Urology and Director of Clinical Research, was recently appointed to the Journal of Urology Editorial Board. Dr. Dahm will serve on the Editorial Board for a three year term, through the year 2012. He joins Dr. Raju Thomas (Tulane University) and Dr.

AUA Recognizes UF Resident for Outstanding Presentation

Dr. Charles Vincent, PGY3, was recognized at the 2009 AUA Annual Meeting for his poster, “Symptoms and risk factors associated with first UTI in college-aged women: a prospective cohort study.”  His presentation, the result of research conducted in collaboration with his faculty mentor, Benjamin Canales, MD, was selected…

UF UROLOGY: Outstanding performance at SESAUA meeting in Miami

The recent SESAUA Meeting in Miami was marked by an outstanding performance by members of the University of Florida (UF) Department of Urology. There were a total of 22 podium, poster and video presentations from UF. This included the prestigious Ballenger Lecture, this year delivered by UF Department…

Dr. Johannes Vieweg Named AUA Foundation Research Council Chair

Johannes Vieweg, MD, Professor and Wayne & Marti Huizenga Eminent Scholar Chair in Urology, was recently named the AUA Foundation Research Council Chair. The AUA Board of Directors unanimously elected Dr. Vieweg to the position, officially approving the recommendation of the AUA Search Committee headed by Dr.

Resident Fellowships

Chief Residents Ngoc-Bich Le, MD, and Lawrence Yeung, MD, have both been accepted to prestigious urology fellowship programs for the coming academic year. Dr. Le (PGY-5) has accepted a two-year Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship position with the UCLA Department of Urology. Dr. Yeung (PGY-6)…

Journal Publication Causes Media Stir

Dr. Sijo Parekattil’s recent publication in the October 2009 edition of the Journal of Endourology, Video Technique of Robotic Vasovasostomy, was the subject of much discussion in the national and international press. Dr. Parekattil, Assistant Professor and Director of Male Infertility & Microsurgery, is offering the academic urology community…

UF Faculty Member Receives Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholar Award

Philipp Dahm, MD, MHSc, an associate professor and director of clinical research for the department of urology and the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, is one of the recipients of the 2009 Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award for his proposal “Evidence-based Decision-Making in…

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