Foundation History

The Foundation History

The Urology Care Foundation is committed to advancing urology research and education. We collaborate with researchers, health care professionals, patients and caregivers to improve patients’ lives. Since 1987, our unique relationship with the American Urological Association (AUA),  an organization of more than 22,000 members, has positioned the Foundation as a leading advocate in urologic health, uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of urology.

Through the Foundation’s Research Scholars Program, the Urology Care Foundation has provided support to promising young urology researchers for nearly 40 years. The Foundation continues to provide the most accurate and current urological information and education to patients. The Foundation's patient education information is based on the integrity of AUA Clinical Guidelines, which set the standard for quality patient care.

History at a Glance...








The first two research scholars are funded by the American Urological Association (AUA)

The American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD) is founded; AFUD begins administrating Research Scholars Program

Senator Bob Dole is recognized as AFUD "Man of the Year"

The AUA launches in partnership with AFUD

AFUD becomes the AUA Foundation and moves under the umbrella of the AUA

The Research Scholars Program celebrates 35 years of funding young investigators

The AUA Board of Directors approves new name - Urology Care Foundation