A. Lenore Ack | Urogynecology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. A. Lenore Ack | Urogynecology | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. University of California, Los Angeles United States

👩‍🔬 A highly accomplished professional with extensive expertise in urology, recognized for academic excellence and contributions to the field. Holds degrees from Yale University and completed residencies and fellowships at prestigious medical institutions. Currently an Associate Professor of Urology at UCLA-David Geffen, with prior roles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Actively engaged in professional societies and committees, demonstrating commitment to advancing healthcare equity and quality. Honored with numerous awards, including the McGuire-Zimskind Award and recognition as a SuperDoctor. Committed to community service and editorial contributions to esteemed journals.🌟






Professional Achievements 🏆

In my journey through academia and professional practice, I’ve accumulated a diverse array of experiences and accomplishments. From my education at Yale University to my clinical practice and involvement in various professional societies, each step has been a building block in my career. Here’s a snapshot of some key highlights:

🎓 Education

Bachelor of Science from Yale University in 1998. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Yale University in 2004.Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Yale University in 2008.Internship at UCLA-David Geffen from 2008 to 2009.Residency at UCLA-David Geffen from 2009 to 2014.Fellowship at UCLA-Reagan Medical Center from 2014 to 2016.Completion of the Clinical Scholars Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 2016 to 2018.Participation in the UrogynCREST program at Duke University from 2020 to 2022.

💼 Professional Experience

Currently serving as Associate Professor of Urology at UCLA-David Geffen since 2022.Held the position of Assistant Professor of Urology at UCLA-David Geffen from 2020 to 2022.Appointed as Director of Research at the Women’s Pelvic Health Center in 2020.Served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urology at UCLA-David Geffen from 2016 to 2020.Worked as Assistant Professor of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 2016 to 2020.Contributed as a Staff Physician in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 2016 to 2020.

🏥 Professional Activities

Actively involved in various professional societies including the International Continence Society (ICS), American Urological Association (AUA), and more.Engaged in committee work, such as the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause Guidelines Committee and the Clinical Guidance Committee.Contributed editorial services as a section editor and guest editor for esteemed journals in the field of urology and microbiology.

🤝 Community Service

  • Volunteered for organizations such as AYSO Regional Referee, California State Parks Foundation, and Leo Baeck Community Center.
  • Provided medical assistance and support to underserved communities through initiatives like Medicine for Humanity and Yale-HAVEN Free Clinic.

Professional Activities and Honors 🏅

Throughout my career, I’ve been actively engaged in various professional activities and have been honored with prestigious awards, recognizing my contributions and achievements. Here’s a glimpse into some of these endeavors:

Professional Activities:

Member of the UCLA Urology Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Subcommittee on Education and Training since 2021.Contributed to the UCLA MSTP Admissions Committee in 2020.Served as a member of the CSMG Clinical Care Optimization/Urology from 2019 to 2020.Member of the CSMC Clinical Competency Committee from 2017 to 2020.Honors and Awards:

Appointed as the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand Visiting Professor in 2024.Recipient of the prestigious McGuire-Zimskind Award (SUFU) in 2023.Selected as the AUA/JUA Exchange Scholar in 2022.Recognized as a SuperDoctor, Southern California Rising Star in 2022.Served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern in 2021, contributing to the Departments of Urology and Geriatrics.Awarded the Urology Care Foundation Rising Star in Urology in 2021.Secured the second place in the Diokno-Lapides Essay Contest in 2021.Honored with the Best Poster Award by the American Urologic Association in 2020 for contributions to Infections/Inflammation/Cystic Disease of the Genitourinary Tract: Kidney and Bladder II.Received the Second Place Basic Science Poster Award in Urogenital Reconstruction from the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction in 2019 and 2022.Achieved First Place in the Early-Career Investigators Showcase at the American Urologic Association’s Research Forum in 2018.Recognized for Best Poster presentations in 2017 by the American Urologic Association for contributions to Basic Research and Pathophysiology II, as well as Practice Patterns, Quality of Life, and Shared Decision Making V.Received the Cedars-Sinai Patient Satisfaction Award from 2016 to 2018.Awarded the Pfizer/Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar in 2015.Recognized with the Urogenital Reconstruction Resident Travel Award from the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction in 2012.Honored as a Yale Minority Science, Technology, and Research Fellow in 1996, among other accolades during my tenure at Yale University.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Mechanisms of MHC class I‐restricted antigen processing and cross‐presentation
    • Journal: Immunological reviews
    • Year: 2005
    • Volume: 207
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 145-157
    • Citations: 600


  1. Title: Cellular mechanisms governing cross-presentation of exogenous antigens
    • Journal: Nature immunology
    • Year: 2004
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue: 7
    • Pages: 678-684
    • Citations: 589


  1. Title: Early phagosomes in dendritic cells form a cellular compartment sufficient for cross presentation of exogenous antigens
    • Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
    • Year: 2003
    • Volume: 100
    • Issue: 22
    • Pages: 12889-12894
    • Citations: 527


  1. Title: Enhanced and prolonged cross‐presentation following endosomal escape of exogenous antigens encapsulated in biodegradable nanoparticles
    • Journal: Immunology
    • Year: 2006
    • Volume: 117
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 78-88
    • Citations: 473


  1. Title: A role for the endoplasmic reticulum protein retrotranslocation machinery during crosspresentation by dendritic cells
    • Journal: Immunity
    • Year: 2006
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 607-617
    • Citations: 407


  1. Title: The effect of point mutations on the free energy of transmembrane α-helix dimerization
    • Journal: Journal of molecular biology
    • Year: 1997
    • Volume: 272
    • Issue: 2
    • Pages: 266-275
    • Citations: 292


  1. Title: Access of soluble antigens to the endoplasmic reticulum can explain cross-presentation by dendritic cells
    • Journal: Nature immunology
    • Year: 2005
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 107-113
    • Citations: 264


  1. Title: Regulation of MHC class I transport in human dendritic cells and the dendritic-like cell line KG-1
    • Journal: The Journal of Immunology
    • Year: 2003
    • Volume: 170
    • Issue: 8
    • Pages: 4178-4188
    • Citations: 127