IVU measures the impact of their work by partnering with physicians in low-resource countries on research projects.

Active Research Program

IVU’s commitment to the care of individuals with urologic disease includes research into how we can improve outcomes and better support our low-resource country partners.

In addition, IVU strives to investigate its impact as an organization.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications From IVU:

Metzler IS, Nguyen HT, Hagander L, Jalloh M, Nguyen T, Magueye Gueye S, DeVries CR, Meara JG. Surgical Outcomes and Cultural Perceptions in International Hypospadias Care. J Urol 192 (2): 524-9, 2014.

Murthy P, Malik RD, McCammon KA, Schneck FX, DeVries C, Chrouser K, Eggener SE. Perspectives on International Urological Volunteerism: A Survey of IVUmed Resident Scholar Alumni. Urology Practice 4: 176-82, 2017.

Haider M, Jalloh M, Yin J, Diallo A, Puttkammer N, Gueye S, Niang L, Wessells H, McCammon K. The Role of International Partnerships in Improving Urethral Reconstruction in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. World J Urol 2019. Online ahead of print.

Calling MPH Students

Thanks to the generous support of the Herbert McLaughlin Children’s Trust, IVU is accepting applications for public health student research scholarships. This program is open to public health graduate students interested in global health.

Program Highlights:

  • 3-6 weeks of research time in an IVU partner hospital in Africa, Asia, or Caribbean.
  • Travel, logistics, and emergency insurance funded and coordinated by IVU
  • Scholarship to support travel and living expenses
  • Research mentorship from an IVU board member surgeon/researcher
  • Help with meaningful research including investigating economic impacts of urological diseases and injuries, NGO program measurement and evaluation, and more
  • Opportunity to co-author a peer-reviewed article
  • Opportunity to participate in an IVU surgical training workshop during research time abroad
  • Work with surgeons and researchers in Africa, Asia, or Caribbean

Now Accepting Applications

Please email or call 801-524-0201 for more information.

PDF Research Scholarship Application