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UroSurge, Inc. to fund department of urology fellowship
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- UroSurge, Inc., a medical device company headquartered
at the University of Iowa Oakdale Research Park, will fund a three-year
fellowship totaling $75,000 in the department of urology in the UI College
For the first two years, the fellowship will be held by Dr. Tomas L.
Griebling. Griebling will spend the fellowship conducting research in the
field of geriatric urology, specifically incontinence and reconstructive
"Given the large elderly population in Iowa and the fact that urinary
incontinence is a relatively common problem among the elderly, this fellowship
will help address a condition that we are seeing more and more frequently,"
says Dr. Richard D. Williams, Rubin H. Flocks Chair, professor and head
of the department of urology. "We appreciate the support of UroSurge
for our initiatives in this area."
UroSurge, Inc. was founded in 1993 with a charter to develop unique
medical devices for the treatment of conditions of the genito-urinary tract.
UroSurge was part of the UI Technology Innovation Center (TIC) incubator
before moving to permanent quarters at the research park.
Griebling, a native of Mason City, received his bachelor's degree from
Wartburg College and his medical degree from the UI. Last year, he served
as chief resident in the department of urology at the UI.
The grant was made through the UI Foundation, the preferred channel
of giving to the UI.