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 (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