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To sustain future advancements in canine and human health, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) makes it a priority to encourage and support the next generation of canine health researchers.
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Additional biograpical information and research project descriptions are available by clicking on the name of each 2014 Fellow.
Dan Regan, DVM of Colorado State University. Dr. Regan will be studying inflammatory monocytes, an immature myeloid cell important in innate immune responses, which have also been shown to be increased in the blood of tumor-bearing humans and dogs, and are associated with poor disease outcome.
Joanne Tuohy, DVM of North Carolina State University. Dr. Tuohy’s research aims to improve survival times in canine osteosarcoma through targeting of metastatic disease by harnessing the anti-tumor activity of monocytes.
Laura Bryan, DVM of Texas A&M University. Dr. Bryan’s research will focus on exfoliative toxins in Staphylococcus pseudintermedius pathogenesis.
Eva Furrow, DVM of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Furrow will be investigating the most common type of urinary stones in dogs - calcium oxalate (CaOx).
Abigail Bertalan, VMD of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bertalan’s research seeks to determine whether basal-bolus lispro and human analogue NPH insulin therapy in well-regulated diabetic dogs improves clinical signs and glycemic control.
Additional biograpical information and research project descriptions are available by clicking on the name of each 2013 Fellow.
Kristin Manning, DVM of North Carolina State University. Dr. Manning’s research project will evaluate regenerative medicine approaches to the treatment of urinary incontinence.
Lance Visser, DVM of The Ohio State University. Dr. Visser will study right ventricle (RV) systolic function in dogs to improve risk assessment for heart and lung disease.
Guillaume L. Hoareau, DVM of the University of California at Davis. Dr. Hoareau aims to develop tools for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and determining the severity of OSAS in dogs.
Jill Schappa, DVM of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Schappa’s research concerns the protective effects of exercise on the bone marrow after treatment with radiation and chemotherapy.
Melanie Hezzell, VetMB, PhD of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hezzell is conducting a multicenter study that will determine if the use of blood markers improves the standard of care in dogs with mitral valve disease