AKC Canine Heath Foundation News

AKC Canine Health Foundation Board of Directors Elected March 10, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce the new Directors elected to its Board of Directors.

Winners of the 61st Annual Purina® Pro Plan® Show Dogs of the Year Awards Presented by Dogs In Review Announced February 29, 2016

The winners of its 61st Annual Purina Pro Plan Show Dogs of the Year Awards event that took place Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Launches Matched-funding Initiative to Fight Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs February 22, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an exciting new tick-borne disease initiative that aims to educate dog-owners and find better diagnostics, preventatives, and therapeutics for dogs. As an added incentive, all donations to the CHF tick-borne disease initiative during 2016 will be generously matched dollar-for-dollar by the American Kennel Club (AKC), up to $250,000.

61st Annual Purina Pro Plan Show Dogs of the Year Awards Event Presented by Dogs In Review To Recognize Top Canines in the Country February 13, 2016

i-5 Publishing, a leading media technology company, and Dogs in Review magazine, today announced that they will honor the top canines in the country at the 61st Annual Purina® Pro Plan® Show Dogs of the Year Awards event taking place this evening, Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

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.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces $432,000 Grant to Fight Cancer in Dogs January 6, 2016

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce the funding of an exciting grant which aims to better understand and prevent hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer in dogs. Together, the American Boxer Charitable Foundation, the Golden Retriever Foundation, and the Portuguese Water Dog Foundation are collaborating by pledging $432,000 to support this research effort.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces the Resignation of CEO Susan Lilly December 18, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, announced that Susan Lilly, the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, has announced her resignation effective December 31, 2015 for personal reasons.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Canine Health Milestones at Canines & Cocktails Event December 8, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrates 20 years of canine health research milestones at the 5th annual Canines & Cocktails event on Thursday, December 10 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Study of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs Enters its Fourteenth Year November 24, 2015

A long-term medical surveillance study which has monitored the health and behavior of the search and rescue dogs deployed following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks enters its fourteenth year.

Three Promising Researchers Named 2016 AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellows November 11, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces the 2016 class of Clinician-Scientist Fellows. Learn more about these researchers who are committed to canine health research.

CHF Featured in WebMD Article on Canine Cancer November 5, 2015

Learn more about how your support of CHF is helping researchers better understand and treat cancer in dogs and humans.

New Research into Spontaneously Occurring Cancer in Dogs Helping to Inform Human Disease September 24, 2015

AKC Canine Health Foundation, NIH, and others contribute funding to research linked to discovering new treatment options for lymphoma that may impact dogs and their human companions.

Veterinary Students, Canine Health Professionals Gather in St. Louis for Insight on Medical and Scientific Advances September 23, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization celebrating 20 years of preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, hosted a successful 2015 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference August 7-9 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Douglas Thamm, VMD, DACVIM Receives Asa Mays, DVM Award for Excellence in Canine Health Research August 11, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is proud to announce that Douglas Thamm, VMD, DACVIM, Associate Professor of Oncology at the Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center is the recipient of the 2015 Asa Mays, DVM Award for Excellence in Canine Health Research.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Welcomes Diane Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP as Chief Scientific Officer August 7, 2015

Dr. Diane Brown joins the AKC Canine Health Foundation as Chief Scientici Officer (CSO)

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces 2015 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference August 7-9 July 28, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce it is hosting the 2015 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference August 7-9.

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