K12 Urology Research at Stanford (KUReS)
Career Development Program

The Multidisciplinary K12 Urology Research at Stanford (KUReS) Career Development Program aims to train the next generation of highly qualified physician scientists and scientists to emerge as investigators capable of obtaining independent funding, leading their area of research in benign urology, and ultimately reducing the burden of disease. KUReS is a NIDDK-sponsored program

Anchored in the Department of Urology, the KUReS Program leverages the collective expertise and resources from 28 Preceptors drawn from 3 schools, 4 hospitals, 6 multidisciplinary initiatives and institutes, and 16 departments across clinical, basic, engineering, and data sciences at Stanford University. 

There is a tremendous need to enlarge the pipeline for physician scientists engaged in benign urology research. The KUReS Program will leverage the strong momentum at Stanford for benign urology research and training by providing a continuum of training opportunities from fellowship to junior faculty. 

The KUReS Preceptors have the expertise to cover a broad range of urology research themes across basic, translational, clinical, and engineering sciences, and each Scholar will be part of a multidisciplinary mentor group to support and guide them. The Scholars will spend approximately 2 years in the Program, undertaking didactic instruction relevant to their research focus, working with the lead Preceptor and co-mentors in a program that builds not only practical skills needed to achieve funding and collaboration, but also skills in research ethics and leadership. An important goal for the program is for each Scholar to exit the Program with a mentored K-series (K08, K23, and K01) or R-series award. 

The deadline for submitting an application for the KUReS program is December 1, 2023.