our VISION STATEMENT

To promote the highest standards of basic and translational science research directed toward understanding benign pelvic visceral and musculoskeletal function and dysfunction through education, interaction, and advocacy.

our MISSION STATEMENT

our bylaws

The Society for Pelvic Research will be the premier professional organization for career basic and translational scientists interested in benign urogenital, distal gut and pelvic floor research.


It will promote multidisciplinary interaction, intellectual cross-fertilization, networking for collaboration and career development through the regular dissemination of information via online resources, annual meetings and workshops, and published guidelines and standards for basic and translational science research.

The Board of Directors

​​The Society for Pelvic Research

President
Matthew O. Fraser, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology
Duke University and Durham VA Medical Centers


Vice President​​
Sean M. Ward, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Physiology and Cell Biology
University of Nevada School of Medicine


Treasurer
Maryrose P. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Harvard Medical School and VA Boston Healthcare System


Secretary
Carol A. Podlasek, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Urology
University of Illinois at Chicago


Business Operations Committee Chair
Michael E. DiSanto, Ph.D.

Chair, Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University


Membership Committee Chair
Vivian Cristofaro, Ph.D.

Instructor

Department of Surgery

Harvard Medical School and VA Boston Healthcare System


     Membership Committee Co-Chair: Margot S. Damaser, Ph.D.
     Professor
     Department of Biomedical Engineering (ND20)
     Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute


Awards Committee Chair
Steven D. Abramowitch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Departments of Bioengineering and Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Online Presence Committee Chair

​Johanna L. Hannan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Physiology

The Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University

 

Trainee Affairs Committee Chair

​Brian M. Balog, B.S., Ph.D. Student

​Integrated Bioscience Graduate Student

Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic

and The University of Akron

​sprtraineeaffairscommittee@gmail.com

Members at Large
Kelvin P. Davies, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Urology and Physiology & Biophysics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Sang D. Koh, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology and Cell Biology
University of Nevada, School of Medicine


Georgi V. Petkov, Ph.D.
Chair, Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Pharmacy


Michael R. Ruggieri, Sr., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University