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ICA-AUGS Research Grant

ICA and the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) have created a joint research grant up to $10,000 funded equally by ICA and AUGS. ICA wishes to congratulate this year’s grant recipient, Dr. Ana Charrua Cordeiro, PhD, of Instituto de Biologia Celular e Molecular, Porto, Portugal. Her study, Sympathetic nervous system dysfunction is a trigger to BPS/IC symptoms development, proposes to determine if sympathetic nervous system overactivity induces chronic visceral pain and bladder changes similar to the ones observed in BPS/IC patients. The results from this project will allow establishing a new chronic visceral pain model that may be of use in the future to unveil new effective treatments and biomarkers for diagnostic and treatment of BPS/IC.