Helping research

"Giving is the promise of a new beginning and hope for all sick people."


Our achievements from 2020 onward






Protocols and projects


Latest publications

Scientific publications play a fundamental role in the field of medicine, being key elements in the advancement of medical knowledge and the evolution of clinical practices.

For this reason, the Friends of URI Foundation wanted to allocate a space for the presentation of publications of the most outstanding studies and articles written by the researchers it periodically supports and who have published in the most prestigious national and international scientific and medical journals.

The Foundation's goal is also to enrich scientific dialogue and stimulate discussion and further experimentation.

View more articles

Innovations in the Treatment of Calculi: The Role of Ureteral Access Sheaths

This study explored the effectiveness of ureteral access sheaths (UAS) in [...]

Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab and Radical Cystectomy in Patients with Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

The PURE-01 study introduced a new approach in the treatment of cancer [...]

Information videos

View more videos

Scientific outreach is one of the key aspects for the Friends of URI Foundation, being of vital importance to both the medical and scientific community and to ordinary people, patients and family members. Indeed, everyone's well-being and health come from clear information and effective prevention programs (primary, secondary and tertiary). It is precisely for this reason that the Foundation devotes special attention to outreach, making available thematic videos in which some of the physicians and researchers, whom the Foundation supports, explain their activities and give useful tips to prevent the occurrence, spread and progression of diseases.
For the Foundation, it is important to share knowledge with an ever-widening lay public, emphasizing the value of a proactive approach to health.



The Friends of URI Foundation is distinguished by its ongoing commitment to supporting medical research and innovation. This section of the website is apt to document the awards that researchers and physicians supported by the Foundation have received on a global scale, which testify to their commitment to finding innovative therapies to improve the health and quality of life of urologic patients.

View all

April 2024

Second prize for Best Scientific Abstract at the European Society of Urology Congress, Paris 2024

Dr. Federico Belladelli winner of the second prize for best Scientific Abstract written by a resident, presented in Paris during the congress of the European Society of Urology, Paris, April 2024

April 2024

UAE Crystal Matula Award 2024

Dr. Giorgio Gandaglia winner of the prestigious EAU Crystal Matula award given to the European Urologist Under 40 with the best scientific record, April 2024.

October 2023

SIU-Mostafa M. Elhilali International Award 2023.

Prof. Francesco Montorsi winner of the SIU-Mostafa M. Elhilali international award