Endourology & Laparoscopy Fellow David Bayne, MD, MPH was delighted to learn in mid-May that he was awarded two research grants.
Encouragement to apply for the Dean’s Diversity Fund came from two of his long-time mentors, Peter Carroll, MD, MPH and Sima Porten, MD, MPH. This award supports faculty with academic pursuits dedicated to underserved or vulnerable populations. His plans are to use this grant to focus on elucidating and reducing morbidity and mortality in the treatment of urolithiasis in low-income countries. “David is both bright and driven,” says Dr. Carroll. “His proposal will give us all a more accurate understanding of this ubiquitous disease and provide a framework for its better management globally.”
The second grant is the KPNC-UCSF K12 grant, which supports junior faculty researchers who are committed to advancing understanding of the incidence, progression, risk factors, impact, and/or prevention and treatment of non-malignant urologic conditions. Here, Dr. Bayne’s research will focus on the social determinants of recurrent kidney stone disease. His mentors for this project are Tom Chi, MD; Marshall Stoller, MD; Anne Suskind, MD, MS, FACS; and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS.
"When I began the application process I had hoped I would get one," says Dr. Bayne. "When I found out I received both, I was overwhelmed with gratitude. This is an exciting start to my research career."
“Well deserved,” says Raj S. Pruthi, MD, MHA, FACS, Professor and Chair, Department of Urology. “David’s projects are important and impactful topics. We were thrilled to learn that both committees agreed.”