The Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) provides the organizational framework for both laboratory-based and clinical research in urology. The MMCRI is housed in a free-standing research facility in Scarborough, Maine and is part of a 50-acre academic medical campus that includes the Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute and the Ambulatory Surgery Center. Clinical outcome and health services research in urology are coordinated through the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE).
- Prostate cancer Fibrostromal interactions
- Novel Prostate cancer Imaging Modalities
- Prostate cancer clinical outcomes data registry
- Prostate cancer risk prediction of quality of life outcomes
- Prostate, bladder, kidney tissue banking
- Robotic prostatectomy and cystectomy outcomes research
- Decision-making, uncertainty, decisional conflict, and regret in urologic cancer patients.
- Bladder cancer clinical outcomes data registry
- Metabolic stone disease
- The role of the Internet and social media in urology
- International health delivery systems
- The MMC urology faculty are actively involved in promoting collaborative clinical and educational efforts with international urologic colleagues. Prior areas of faculty outreach have included China, Singapore, Vietnam, Turkey and Haiti. The MMC Division of Urology and the Department of Urology in Cap Haitian, Haiti have a formal educational exchange program.
The multi-specialty Genito-urinary Translational Studies (GUTS) group meets quarterly and provides a forum for a broad spectrum of genito-urinary investigators, fellows, residents, and students at MMC. Ample opportunities are provided for residents to both attend and present at MMC research conferences. These include weekly CORE conferences as well as the quarterly GUTS group conferences. Residents also have the opportunity to present original research at regional and national meetings.