The Society of Women in Urology

Elisabeth Pickett Research Award

Award Recipients

  • 2022 Laura Bukavina, MD, MPH
  • 2021 Nora Haney, MD
  • 2020 Lauren Cooley, MD
  • 2019 Caroline Kang, MD, PhD
  • 2018 Catherine Chen, MD
  • 2017 Courtney Shepard, MD
  • 2016 Bernadette M.M. Zwaans, PhD
  • 2015 Carolina Jorges, MD
  • 2013 Jodi Antonelli, MD
  • 2012 Yasmin Iqbal Bootwala, MD
    Una J. Lee, MD
  • 2011 Akanksha Mehta, MD
    Anne M. Suskind, MD
  • 2010 Cynthia See-Ming Fok, MD
    Kathleen Hwang, MD
    Stacy Loeb, MD
  • 2009 Jennifer Taylor, MD
    Mary Samplaski, MD
  • 2008 Rose Khavari, MD
    Van Anh Thi Ginger, MD
    Ruthie Rebecca Su, MD
  • 2007 Katie Nicole Ballert, MD
    Aimee L. Wiltz, MD
    Nadya Megan Cinman, MD
  • 2006 Carley Davis, MD
    Hadley M. Woods, MD
  • 2005 Kathleen Kieran,MD
  • 2004 Adrienne J. Carmack, MD
  • 2003 Joanna K. Chon, MD
  • 2002 Anne-Marie Houle, MD
    Sophia Drinis, MD
  • 2001 Anne-Marie Houle, MD
  • 2000 Jennifer E. Peters, MD
    Karyn Schlunt-Eiber, MD
    Margot S. Damaser, PhD
  • 1999 Karyn Schlunt Eilber, MD
    Tracy Cannon-Smith, MD
    Margot S. Damaser, PhD
  • 1998 Martha K. Terris, MD
    Claire C. Yang, MD
    Cathy Kim Naughton, MD
    Catherine Rhu deVries, MD
  • 1997 Martha K. Terris, MD
    Marlene Corujo, MD
    Kyoko Sakamoto, MD
  • 1996 Larissa V. Rodriguez, MD
    Jennifer MacPherson Abidari, MD
    Beth Arkady Andersen, MD

The Elisabeth Pickett Research Award makes funds available for small research grants for basic, translation or clinical urologic research. The awards may be used to continue or supplement a current project or to initiate new study.

The 2022 Elisabeth Pickett Research Award is $2,500, payable to the institution where SWIU Research activity will be completed. The award will be presented at the SWIU at the AUA Annual Meeting. The award recipient is expected to present a five-minute summary of their work.


Eligible candidates include: trained urologists, (M.D. /D.O.), urology residents, urology fellows, research fellows (Ph.D.) with a research interest in urologic or related diseases and dysfunctions. Candidates must be members of Society of Women in Urology, Inc.


Applications will be reviewed by the SWIU Research Committee based on the scientific merit of the research proposal (i.e. does the proposal have a hypothesis, how well does the proposed research test the hypothesis, etc.) along with determining portions of project that can be accommodated by the amount of funding available. Selections are made by the Research Committee and are subject to the final approval of the SWIU Board of Directors. The Elisabeth Pickett Research Award operates without discrimination as to age, race, religion, sex, handicap or national origin in the selection of participants.


At the completion of the project, awardees must submit a brief project summary for review by SWIU. The summary shall include results of research in two forms: (a) technical report (b) a report in lay terms.

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  • Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2022
  • Only one application per individual will be accepted
  • Late submissions will not be reviewed
  • Recipient(s) will be notified of the award by March 1, 2023

Download the Application