O'Leary receives NIH/NIDDK U01 grant
Michael O’Leary, MD, MPH, Director of the Men’s Health Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s Department of Urology, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH/NIDDK) U01 grant to study underactive bladder.
Underactive bladder is common in aging men and women, but much understudied, and has been identified by the NIH's National Institute on Aging as an important area for research. Dr. O’Leary’s work will be a combined effort with New England Research Institutes, an epidemiology research group in Watertown.
In addition to studying underactive bladder, Dr. O’Leary’s areas of interest are benign prostatic hypertrophy, prostate cancer, male infertility and sexual dysfunction and stone disease.
The mission of the NIDDK is to conduct and support medical research and research training and to disseminate science-based information on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases, digestive diseases, nutritional disorders, obesity and kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases to improve people’s health and quality of life.