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Clinical Research

We are renowned for the study of male reproductive health and male contraception development. We continue to work closely with basic scientists in this field to understand the causes of unexplained male infertility and to find treatments for men with this problem.

About our Clinical Research

Leading-edge research is one of the important reasons why the nationally renowned urologists at The University of Kansas Health System can provide hope to patients who are looking for answers. We continue to expand our research activities and opportunities. In the last three years, we have attracted celebrated and distinguished researchers in the field of prostate cancer to expand our research interests both in the laboratory as well as in the clinic. We work extensively with the Masonic Cancer Alliance to offer the latest study protocols to our patients and to invest in our basic scientists who are trying to find a cure for cancer. 

Through a combination of basic science research and clinical studies, we strive to engage in research that will make a difference in the lives of our patients. Our researchers are leaders in the prevention, early detection and cure of urologic disease, and have published numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers in their areas of expertise. We only participate in ethical medical research that we genuinely believe will benefit our patients. The health and safety of our patients is our highest priority. Participation in clinical studies is entirely voluntary and detailed informed consent is mandatory.

Meet our Clinical Research Team

Katie Glavin, CCRP, Clinical Research CoordinatorKatie Glavin, CCRP, clinical research coordinator, is at the forefront of building a robust clinical research program in the Department of Urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Katie graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2013, with a focus in chemistry and physics and is certified by the Society of Clinical Research Associates. She has worked to develop and foster the Clinical Research Program for Urology by working with a skilled team of faculty, residents, fellows, staff and students.

Katie began her career on the Clinical Research Organization (CRO) side of clinical trials. While at the CRO, she gained knowledge on the regulatory, IRB process and study management. She later furthered her experience at The University of Kansas Cancer Center where she worked in urologic oncology research as a study coordinator. She has now broadened her research to include all urologic diseases, diagnostics and devices.

Explore Active Trials at the KU Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center website offers a searchable database of clinical trials, including many led by Department of Urology faculty. Find a clinical trial at KU Cancer Center. 


For more information on clinical trials, please email Katie or call 913-588-8721.

School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Urology
Mail Stop 3016
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6146