BALTIMORE, August 27 —The American Urological Association Foundation announced that Leo I. Giambarresi, Ph.D. has joined the organization as Director of Research. In his new capacity, he will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the AUA’s research priorities and represents the AUA to government, medical and other organizations on research issues vital to Urology.
Dr. Giambarresi brings more than 25 years of experience working in medical research. Most recently, he served as Program Manager of the DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the US Army Medical Research and Material Command at Fort Detrick, MD., where he led a multidisciplinary team of government and contract scientists, clinicians, consumers and support staff to execute all aspects of an $80 million appropriations budget for prostate cancer research.
“We are fortunate and delighted to have someone with Dr. Giambarresi’s expertise and passion for medical research. His experience will help the AUA in its mission to help make advancements in the prevention, detection and treatment of urologic disease,” said AUA President, Dr. Paul Schellhammer.
Prior to his work at CDMRP, Dr. Giambarresi served as Chief of the Biochemistry Lab Division and Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the Naval Dental School in Bethesda, MD. He also served as Associate Chairman of the Chemistry Department and Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the U.S. Naval Academy.
"Dr. Giambarresi's experience working with the DOD medical research program will greatly enhance the AUA's collaborative efforts with federal agencies and the urology community as we work toward the development and implementation of a national urologic research agenda," said AUA Executive Director, Mike Sheppard, C.P.A., C.A.E.
Dr. Giambarresi received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts and his Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology from University of Pittsburgh,
About the American Urological Association Foundation: The American Urological Association Foundation partners with physicians, researchers, health-care professionals, patients, caregivers, families and the public to support and promote research, patient/public education and advocacy to improve the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of urologic diseases. The vision of the Foundation is to be the premier provider and resource for the most current, comprehensive and reliable urologic health information for patients, researchers and the public.
Robert Robinson, AUA