Matthew Nielsen

Director, Urologic Oncology
Associate Professor, Urology; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management

UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control
Urologic Oncology Program

Area of interest

I am a board-certified urologic oncologist with a clinical practice in the fully integrated Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Program. Working in strong collaboration with colleagues in Lineberger, the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and the Sheps Center for Health Services Research, my research program dovetails with my clinical practice. With ongoing studies in cancer care quality, outcomes prediction, clinical epidemiology, and medical decision making, we have a comprehensive portfolio of practice- and policy-relevant translational population sciences research in urologic cancers, building on the exceptional strengths of UNC Lineberger.

In addition, I work closely with colleagues in Lineberger on innovative clinical trials and translational research projects directed at developing novel strategies for the treatment of advanced disease.

Awards and Honors

2012-2013 American Urological Association Leadership Program

2010-2012 National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award

2009 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

2008 3rd Prize, AUA/Gyrus ACMI Clinical Research Essay Contest, American Urological Association National Meeting

2007 Merit Award, American Society for Clinical Oncology

2006 2nd Prize, Pfizer Resident Clinical Research Essay Competition, Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association

2002 Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2001 American Foundation for Urologic Diseases Student Research Scholar

2001 Harold Lamport Medical Student Research Prize, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

1998 Phi Beta Kappa, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

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