The O'Brien Urology Research Center investigates what we believe are critical unanswered questions in nephrolithiasis research. Researchers in the center use an integrated approach to work toward overall goals of defining the pathogenesis of nephrolithiasis and developing new diagnostic techniques in order to improve treatment and prevention strategies.

In the O'Brien Urology Research Center, existing clinical and basic science expertise in urology, nephrology, radiology, epidemiology and cell biology work in synergy to foster rapid progress and generate new findings on all five fronts.

Other O'Brien research centers

Other U54 O'Brien Urology Research Centers funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) are located at Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Visit their websites to learn more about these programs and the resources they offer the research community: