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Foundation History

The Urology Care Foundation is committed to advancing urology research and education. We collaborate with researchers, health care professionals, patients and caregivers to improve patients’ lives. Since 1987, our unique relationship with the American Urological Association (AUA),  an organization of more than 24,000 members, has positioned the Foundation as a leading advocate in urologic health, uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of urology.

Through the Foundation’s Research Scholars Program, the Urology Care Foundation has provided support to promising young urology researchers for nearly 40 years. The Foundation continues to provide the most accurate and current urological information and education to patients. The Foundation's patient education information is based on the integrity of AUA Clinical Guidelines, which set the standard for quality patient care.

History at a Glance

1975 The first two research scholars are funded by the American Urological Association (AUA)
1987 The American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD) is founded; AFUD begins administrating Research Scholars Program
1988 Senator Bob Dole is recognized as AFUD "Man of the Year"
2003 The AUA launches in partnership with AFUD
2005 AFUD becomes the AUA Foundation and moves under the umbrella of the AUA
2010 The Research Scholars Program celebrates 35 years of funding young investigators
2012 The AUA Board of Directors approves new name - Urology Care Foundation

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