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AKC Canine Health Foundation Grant to Study the Health of Urban Dogs in Homes of Children with Asthma February 10, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has awarded an innovative research grant to Dr. Meghan F. Davis, DVM, MPH, PhD of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Davis' research aims to better understand the occurrence of skin and respiratory diseases in inner-city dogs living in the homes of children with asthma.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards Nearly $1.5 million to Innovative Research Projects to Improve the Health of Dogs February 4, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces that 30 grants have been awarded in 2015 to researchers studying canine disease. These grants, totaling nearly $1.5 million, will continue to build on CHF-funded advances in veterinary medicine and biomedical science, impacting both canine and human health.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces Dr. Diane Brown as Chief Executive Officer February 1, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces that Dr. Diane Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP has been named as chief executive officer (CEO) for the Foundation. Dr. Brown joined CHF in August 2015 as chief scientific officer. As CEO, Dr. Brown will lead the Foundation, overseeing operations and scientific programs from its Raleigh, NC headquarters.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Raises More Than $500,000 Through Donor Challenge Program to Benefit Canine Health Research January 27, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, more than $500,000 has been raised through the American Kennel Club (AKC) Donor Challenge program.

The American Kennel Club, the AKC Canine Health Foundation and The Theriogenology Foundation Announce 2016 Companion Animal Residencies January 25, 2016

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the Theriogenology Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation announce that the recently established American Kennel Club/Theriogenology Foundation Companion Animal Residencies in Theriogenology are being renewed and expanded to four universities in 2016. All of the residencies are made possible by generous grants from the AKC and the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and are for new residents who begin their studies in 2016.

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The Geneticist's Best Friend September 21, 2007

This article from Science magazine discusses why dogs are such a great model for genetic research.

THE Dental Vaccine: A New Breakthrough in the Fight Against Periodontal Disease September 1, 2007

This article is about a new dental vaccine that is a preventive measure to periodontal disease.

Researchers Study Ways to Diagnose Liver Disease Sooner July 1, 2007

Ongoing research on two liver diseases that affect Cocker Spaniels: portosystemic vascular anomalies (liver shunts) and chronic hepatitis.

Canine Tick-Borne Diseases Are Becoming More Prevalent July 1, 2007

An overview of tick-borne diseases, especially lyme disease.

Research of Cystinuria in Bulldogs Looks for Genetic Cause July 1, 2007

Research by Paula Henthorn on cystinuria in bulldogs and other dog breeds. The goal of this research is to develop a genetic test for the disease.

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