Winn's Ricky Fund is devoted to the funding of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and related heart disease research. Special recognition is due again this year to the sponsor, Ms. Holly Aglialoro, of this year's Ricky Fund study in memory of her cat, Augustus. Wisdom Health™ is recognized for sponsoring a New Feline Investigator Award in the area of feline genomics.
BRIA FUND STUDY AND NEW FELINE INVESTIGATOR AWARD
Understanding genetic differences in immunity to feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). (W18-010)
Principal Investigator: Drs. Emi Barker and Christopher Helps; Langford Vets, University of Bristol, UK; $6,400
NEW FELINE INVESTIGATOR AWARD - GENOMICS
(SPONSORED BY WISDOM HEALTH)
Predicting susceptibility to FeLV infection in cats. (W18-013)
Principal Investigator: Elliott Chiu, candidate DVM, PhD; Colorado State University; $15,000
LUNG CANCER FUND STUDY
Evaluating a new drug therapy for lung cancer in cats. (W18-021)
Principal Investigators: Drs. Alycen Lundberg and Timothy Fan; University of Illinois; $24,998
RICKY FUND STUDY
(SPONSORED BY HOLLY AGLIALORO IN MEMORY OF AUGUSTUS)
Identifying a new biomarker for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in cats. (W18-031)
Principal Investigators: Drs. Jonathan Stack and Ryan Fries; University of Illinois;$21,900
GENERAL FUND STUDIES
Using new approaches to modulate feline leukemia virus infection. (W18-014)
Principal Investigator: Drs. Cheryl Swenson and Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan, Michigan State University;$24,974.
Understanding how toxoplasmosis develops in cats could lead to new therapies or prevention. (W18-015)
Principal Investigator: Drs. David Arranz Solis and Jeroen Saeij;
University of California-Davis; $17,500.
Examining the effectiveness of a low-cost treatment for oral cancer in cats. (W18-019)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Nolan; North Carolina State University; $23,060.
Investigating a new pain pathway associated with osteoarthritis in cats. (W18-028)
Principal Investigators: Drs. Santosh Mishra and Duncan Lascelles;
North Carolina State University; $23,560.
Determining feeding behavior in cats to manage weight and obesity. (W18-039)
Principal Investigators: Drs. Andronie Verbrugghe and Anna-Kate Shoveller; Ontario Veterinary College, Canada; $24,002.
Evaluating the genetic differences of amyloidosis in Siamese/ Oriental and Abyssinian/Somali cats. (W18-040)
Principal Investigators: Drs. Maria Longeri and Leslie Lyons; University of Milan and University of Missouri; $23,870.
Measuring total cat count in communities. (W18-046)
Principal Investigator: Tyler Flockhart; University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Sciences; $25,000