Grant Awards (10) Announced on April 26,2016: Winn Grant Awards
cfDNA and liquid biopsy – a novel diagnostic approach for melanocytic tumors.
(W16-011) Principal Investigators: Barbara Nell, DECVO, Jessica Rushton DVM; Clinic of Small Animal Surgery, Dentistry and Ophthalmology, Vetmeduni Vienna; $5188.
Evaluating new drug compounds for treating feline coronavirus, a continuation study. (W16-022)
Principal Investigators: Brian Murphy, DVM, PhD, ACVP; Niels Pedersen, DVM, PhD; University of California, Davis; $12,175
Mefloquine’s potential to inhibit FIPV infection in the cat. (W16-023)
Principal Investigators: Merran Govendir,BVSc, PhD, Jacqueline Norris, BVSc, PhD; The University of Sydney, Australia; $11,750
Exploring humoral responses to non-structural proteins of feline coronaviruses. (W16-024)
Principal Investigator: Magdalena Dunowska, BVsc, PhD; Massey University, New Zealand; $25,000
Seeking genetic markers of Abyssinian/Somali hereditary amyloidosis. (W16-028)
Principal Investigators: Maria Longheri, DVM, PhD, University of Milan; Leslie A. Lyons, PhD, University of Missouri; $6,900
Precision Medicine for Felines. (W16-030)
Principal Investigators: Leslie A. Lyons, Barbara Gandolfi; University of Missouri; $4900
Evaluation of DNA variants associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the Persian cat. (W16-034)
Principal Investigator: Kathryn Meurs; North Carolina State University; $23,531.
Holter monitoring in the home environment for cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Principal Investigator: Katherine Scollan, DVM, DACVIM, Oregon State University; $16,330
Phenotypic characterization of cardiomyopathy in Birman cats – a phase two continuation study. (W16-040)
Principal Investigator: Virginia Luis Fuentes, VetMB, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM; Royal Veterinary College, University of London; $10,812
Efficacy of a new treatment for cats with ronidazole-resistant Tritrichomonas foetus infection. (W16-053)
Principal Investigators: Jody Gookin, DVM,PhD, DACVIM, Mark Papich, DVM, MS, ACVCP; North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine; $24,585.
Grant Awards (4) Announced on November 23, 2015: Miller Trust Awards
Targeting additional surface antigens for treatment of Tritrichomonas foetus in cats (MT15-005) Principal Investigator: M. Katherine Tolbert DVM, PhD, DACVIM; University of Tennessee-Knoxville; $21,775
Evaluating a safer combination of pre-anesthetic sedation and general anesthesia in cats
(MT15-006) Principal Investigator: Bruno Pypendop, DVM, DACVA; University of California-Davis; $27,378
Differentiating feline alimentary lymphoma and inflammatory bowel disease with a blood test (MT15-012) Principal Investigator: Kurt Zimmerman, DVM, PhD, DACVP; Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine; $34,990
A multicentric study using mesenchymal stem cell therapy for chronic gingivostomatitis
(MT15-016) Principal Investigator: Boaz Arzi, DVM, AVDC, Dori Borgesson, DVM, PhD, ACVP; University of California-Davis; $33,994
Grant Awards (1) Announced on November 9, 2015: Amyloidosis in Siamese/Oriental Breeds of Cats
Determining genetic answers for amyloidosis of Siamese and related breeds
(MTW15-017) Principal Investigator: Leslie Lyons, PhD, Barbara Gandolfi, PhD; University of Missouri; $15,500