About the Program

Pilot and Feasibility Studies Program directors:
Andrew D. Rule, M.D. (nephrology)
Amy E. Krambeck, M.D. (urology)

Mayo Clinic's O'Brien Urology Research Center designates significant resources to its Pilot and Feasibility Studies Program to promote new basic and clinical and translational research in kidney stone disease.

The Pilot and Feasibility Studies Program is designed to introduce new investigators to kidney stone research, to encourage established researchers to break into this field, and to allow established nephrolithiasis investigators to pursue new and novel ideas that are distinct from areas of research in which they are currently involved. A pilot project and feasibility program scientific review committee oversees the pilot and feasibility program.

Two important projects by junior investigators at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, were selected for the period of 2013-2016. These current projects are: