Children's doctor awarded $2M

September 24, 2010 Updated Sep 24, 2010 at 11:46 AM EDT

By WKBW News
By Business First of Buffalo - by Tracey Drury

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September 24, 2010 Updated Sep 24, 2010 at 11:46 AM EDT

Dr. Saul Greenfield, director of pediatric urology and clinical professor of urology within the University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, was awarded two new grants of $1.8 million and $287,716 from the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

The first grant will allow continued trials for children through the RIVUR project (Randomized Intervention for children with VesicoUreteral Reflux). Greenfield is principle investigator in the study at Women & Children's Hospital, a major site for the national project. The new grant brings total funding for the RIVUR project to $4.8 million and will ensure funding through 2013.

The grants bring total NIH funding to the Department of Pediatric Urology to just over $5 million.

The second grant of $287,716 is targeted for the study of urinary tract infection and renal scarring in children. The CUTIE project (Careful Urinary Tract Infection Evaluation) will assess the risk of the development of renal scarring in children who have urinary tract infections and do not have vesicoureteral reflux or any other underlying urologic abnormalities.

Other participating hospitals include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility and teaching hospital for the UB School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, is the regional center for specialized pediatric, perinatal and obstetrical services.

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