News Release

March 1, 2011

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Dr. Philip P. Smith Honored by American Urogynecologic Society

FARMINGTON, CONN. – The American Urogynecologic Society has awarded its Astellas Award to Dr. Phillip P. Smith, director of the Center for Continence and Voiding Disorders at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

The two-year, $30,000 grant from the AUGS Foundation will help fund Smith’s study of a novel method of testing the ability of the lower urinary tract’s responses to volume. This project is a component of his investigations of the sensory contributions to nonobstructive voiding dysfunctions.

Smith’s research is conducted under the mentorship of Dr. George Kuchel, director of the UConn Center on Aging. In 2009, Smith received a Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award from the American Geriatrics Society related to his research interests.

Smith, of Farmington, joined the UConn Health Center in 2007 and established the Center for Continence and Voiding Disorders as well as a full-service urodynamics unit at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. He treats patients who are experiencing problems with urination, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.

The American Urogynecologic Society is dedicated to the study and treatment of female lower urinary tract and pelvic floor disorders.

Caption: Dr. Phillip P. Smith is using a grant from the American Urogynecologic Society to help further his research in the area of lower urinary tract problems in women.

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