Cures4Cats Day --- October 21, 2017
Cures4Cats Day was Winn Feline Foundation’s annual day of awareness dedicated to highlighting Winn-funded research, the critical need for evidence-based medicine, early-stage biomedical research, and health answers involving cats. View and download our 50th Anniversary Book October 21st was the initial Cures4Cats Day
, held during the American Association of Feline Practitioners annual conference
in Denver. Merck Animal Health sponsored a presentation by Dr. Margie Scherk highlighting 50 years of advancements in feline medicine.
Since 1968 Winn Feline Foundation has been dedicated to supporting studies to improve cat health. In 2018 Winn will celebrate our 50th anniversary and the many milestones in feline health.
Cures4Cats Design Contest ~ Our Winners!
Thank you to all the participants who submitted their entries for the Cures4Cats Design Contest.
The first place entry selected by the panel of judges was "A Leaping Cat" designed by Teresa Keiger of Greensboro, NC. A graceful cat reaching for the best that Winn can offer our cat companions.
Winn also selected a very special "Special Mention" entry by Alyssa Moore of Oak City, UT.
Alyssa is a 7th grader who lives in the country with her mother, Holly, and also with a large number of house and outdoor cats. Alyssa's entry says "CATS" in its entirety. Her drawing engaged the panel of judges along with the photos of her cats that she took herself.
Winn Feline Foundation Funded-Research Impact
More than $6 million in feline health research grants have been awarded to researchers at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide.
Winn-funded research has contributed to the publication of 110 feline-specific studies in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine and PLOS Pathogens.
These studies have been cited or “used” by other investigators to make strides in their respective areas of study. Collectively, Winn Feline Foundation publications have been cited 929 times, illustrating an enduring and measurable impact in feline health.
Visit a few of our highlights.
Winn Feline Foundation: focal point of feline health innovation
The process of innovation in feline healthcare is complex. It involves a variety of stakeholders: cat owners, breeders, veterinarians, animal health companies, and researchers. This diverse ecosystem of stakeholders conceptualizes feline health in different ways, but they share one common goal: to improve the health and well-being of all cats.
Winn Feline Foundation understands that to truly serve feline health we must seek to understand the unique perspective of our different stakeholders and serve as a crucial focal point within this innovation ecosystem.
Winn Feline Foundation does this by supporting two distinct research mechanisms: evidence-based medicine that drives clinical decisions, and supporting discovery research and preclinical science that lays the foundation for progress in feline health.
The review of research proposals submitted for funding to Winn Feline Foundation by independent research institutions is performed by a diverse group of scientific reviewers, including veterinarians, cat breeders and biomedical researchers who evaluate each study for its potential impact on feline health, as well as its scientific approach, innovation, investigator expertise, and institutional environment. Through careful selection of grants, Winn Feline Foundation has been the critical focal point within the feline health innovation ecosystem, supporting evidenced-based medicine and early-stage biomedical research discoveries for 50 years.
Together with the help of donors like you, veterinarians, and organizations such as the Cat Fanciers Association and American Association Feline Practitioners, we can not only preserve, but also strengthen the feline health innovation ecosystem.
With your support, Winn Feline Foundation will continue to partner with national and international independent bio-medical researchers, funding their pioneering approaches to improving feline health.
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Winn Feline Foundation envisions a day when feline genetic disorders will be defined and prevented; when infectious disease is controlled and treated; when chronic disease is ameliorated and all cats age well without pain and discomfort. We are excited to celebrate our first 50 years, thanks to our generous donors, and we look forward to supporting the health and well-being of every cat, every day.
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