Grant Awards (11) Announced on April 12, 2017: Winn Grant Awards
Generating and using adult stem cells to treat feline diabetes.
(W17-004) Principal Investigators; Mandi Lopez DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS; Louisiana State University; $23,825.
Growing heart muscle cells in a dish in the lab to test HCM treatments. (W17-008 )
Principal Investigators: David Connolly; The Royal Veterinary College; Debbie Guest; The Animal Health Trust; Cesare Terracciano, Imperial College London; $17,158
Ricky Fund Study (Sponsored by Holly Aglialoro in memory of Augustus)
A viral gene expression analysis towards preventing feline lymphoma. (W17-011)
Principal Investigators: Julia Beatty, PhD, Mahdis Aghazadeh, PhD, Vanessa Barrs, PhD; University of Sydney; $23,073
Speckles Abdominal Cancer Study (Sponsored by Kitty Kollar™ in memory of Quasimodo)
Evaluating new treatments for feline hepatic lipidosis. (W17-015)
Principal Investigators: Hedwig Kruitwagen, DVM, Bart Spee, PhD; Utrecht University, The Netherlands;
Evaluating the prolonged use of an antacid, famotidine, in cats. (W17-017)
Principal Investigators: M. Katherine Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Adesola Odunayo, DVM, MS, DACVECC; The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine; $19,668
Evaluating the effect of probiotic therapy on feline Tritrichomonas foetus infection. (W17-018)
Principal Investigators: M. Katherine Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Rachel Dickson, DVM candidate;
The University of Tennessee; Jody Gookin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, North Carolina State; $17,864
Analysis of plasma to identify biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of FIP. (W17-021)
Principal Investigators: Gregg Dean, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Kelly Santangelo, DVM, PhD, DACVP; Colorado State University; $25,000
Bria Fund Study
Mechanisms by which feline mesenchymal stem cells regulate T-cell activation and proliferation. (W17-026)
Principal Investigator: Dori Borjesson, DVM, PhD, DACVP; University of California-Davis; $13,000.
Cryopreservation of feline red blood cells for transfusions using different solutions.
Principal Investigators: Marcelle Hon, MS, DVM, Elizabeth Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVECC; Purdue University; $11,666
Shelter cat adoption in families of children with autism. (W17-031)
Principal Investigators: Gretchen Carlisle, PhD, Rebecca Johnson, PhD; University of Missouri; $24,996
Foraging behavior under threat and enrichment in confined cats. (W17-033)
Principal Investigators: Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, DACAW, Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD, DACVN; University of California-Davis; $24,780.
Grant Awards (5) Announced on November 21, 2016: Miller Trust Awards
Characterization of mineralization and expression of osteogenic proteins in feline kidneys with and without calcium oxalate uroliths (MT16-004)
Principal Investigators: Jody Lulich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Eva Furrow, VMD, PhD, DACVIM; University of Minnesota; $12,000
The effects of oral anti-inflammatory glucocorticoids on glucose homeostasis and fluid balance in clinically healthy cats (MT16-007)
Principal Investigator: Jessica Ward, DVM, DACVIM; Iowa State University; $24,975
Carboplatin-impregnated calcium sulfate hemihydrate beads: A cost-effective, local treatment for feline injection site-associated sarcoma (MT16-010) Principal Investigators: Heidi Phillips, DVM, DACVS, Elizabeth Maxwell, DVM; University of Illinois; $29,169
Structure-based design of a novel subunit immunogen for development as a feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) vaccine (MT16-014)
Principal Investigator: Gary Whittaker, PhD; Cornell University; $30,273
Susceptibility to dermatophytes and asymptomatic carrier state in Persian cats (MT16-015)
Principal Investigators: Aline Rodriguez Hoffman, DVM, PhD, William Murphy, PhD; Texas A&M University; $28,078
Grant Awards (1) Announced on November 14, 2016: Speckles Abdominal Cancer Campaign
Fecal microbiome and metabolome in cats with IBD and low-grade alimentary lymphoma (MTW16-018 )
Principal Investigator: Jan Suchdolski, DVM, PhD, AGAF, DACVM; Texas A&M Gastrointestinal Laboratory; $23,450