This week's hall of fame member is Linda Brubaker.
Name: Linda Brubaker
Biography: Linda Brubaker cares for adult women with recurrent UTI at the University of California San Diego. Linda's current research focus is the urobiome and innovative care of recurrent UTI in adult women. Linda serves as an Associate Editor for JAMA, the Editor in Chief for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and a Section Editor for Up-to-Date.
Why are you an ICS member: I've always believed that it is intellectually important to understand other points of view and other ways of doing things, including patient care and research. ICS has always provided a forum for challenging my own beliefs and habits. I have enjoyed the warm friendships and stimulating connections this international community offers. The on-going focus on improving continence for affected individuals has never wavered - ICS has stayed true to its mission.
Which was your first ICS meeting: Halifax, 1st - 4th September 1992
Special ICS memories: Not knowing about traffic in Egypt, one of my colleagues asked for a "drop-off" at her hotel following our workshop. Of course, I said yes - and wondered why the driver gave me a quizzical look - because I found out that it was one hour to her hotel, then one hour back before we could head to my hotel. Lessons learned!
Biggest influence: People who question dogma in a collegial and intellectually curious manner are stimulating - I am always stimulated by these individuals who make insightful inquiries during scientific discussions and challenge us to check our assumptions.
The one paper (or book/article/video) you must read/view: Deep Work - Cal Newport Essential reading for all of us who want to really focus on important problem that need to be solved.
If you could go back in time what advice would you give to yourself and why: Add the extra day to see some sights during professional travel.
Do you have any questions for Linda? Let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
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