AKC Canine Heath Foundation News

CHF Awards 21 Research Grants for 2012 November 15, 2011

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is committing more than $1.5 million in 2012 on research grants to help dogs live longer, healthier lives. CHF approved 21 OAK grants to 14 research institutions and universities to conduct research covering canine health issues such as cataracts, carcinoma, dermatitis, epilepsy, liver disease, lymphoma, melanoma, and osteosarcoma.

Foundation Awards Scholarship to UPenn Vet Student October 19, 2011

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has awarded the Robert L. Kelly Memorial Scholarship to Rebecca Csomos, Ph.D., who is originally from Toledo, Ohio. A student at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Csomos receives $2,500 for her veterinary studies and interest in canine heart diseases.

CHF and GRF to Fund $1 million in Canine Cancer Research September 23, 2011

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and Golden Retriever Foundation (GRF) are pleased to announce their joint venture to equally fund up to $1 million in canine cancer research by 2013.

Researchers Gain Better Understanding of Bone Cancer August 2, 2011

A team led by Dr. Jaime Modiano, a College of Veterinary Medicine and Masonic Cancer center expert in comparative medicine, discovered a gene pattern that distinguishes the more severe form of bone cancer from a less aggressive form in dogs. Dogs are the only other species besides humans that develops this disease spontaneously with any frequency.

IBD, LCPD Research in Westies May Hold Answers to Similar Human Diseases July 18, 2011

The Westie Foundation of America (WFA) announces preliminary findings in two major studies involving the health of West Highland White Terriers also known as Westies. Findings in these and other studies of Westies and other dogs may hold answers for similar human conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The studies are jointly funded by the WFA and the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF).

K9 College Raises $6,000 for Canine Health May 10, 2011

The K9 College Cruise returned from its 7th annual sailing earlier this year with another donation for the AKC Canine Health Foundation. This year, the K9 College raised $6,000 for CHF.

Foundation to Benefit from TruckVault Cares Initiative April 28, 2011

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is one of six charities selected to participate in the TruckVault Cares Initiative. Charities will collect votes online to earn a cash donation.

Researchers Discover the Genetic Cause of Shar-Pei Fever March 22, 2011

An international investigation has uncovered the genetics of the Shar-Pei dog’s characteristic wrinkled skin. The researchers, led by scientists at Uppsala University and the Broad Institute, have connected this mutation to a periodic fever disorder and they propose that the findings could have important human health implications.

Purina and International Kennel Club Support Canine Health Research March 2, 2011

Purina and the International Kennel Club of Chicago presented the AKC Canine Health Foundation with donations totaling over $230,000 on February 26th at the Purina Invitational Ball held during the IKC Dog Show Cluster.

2010 President’s Award Presented to Dr. Bill and Mrs. Tina Truesdale January 4, 2011

Dr. Bill and Mrs. Tina Truesdale were presented with the 2010 President's Award at the Gala by the Bay.

Foundation Awards $1.2 Million in Support of Canine Health Research November 9, 2010

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce the approval of 17 new grants to support research into canine health concerns in the amount of more than $1.2 million.

Announcing Recipients of the 2010 Robert L. Kelly Memorial Scholarship September 28, 2010

The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Robert L. Kelly Memorial Scholarship: Emily Marcus of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Jonathan Wood of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Van Andel Research Institute Launches New Canine Cancer Studies June 16, 2010

The Van Andel Research Institute has received a "Grand Opportunities" grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand its canine cancer studies and they are launching a new center of excellence in canine genetics, starting with the Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium (CHCC)

Honor Your Titled Dog on the Purina Walk of Champions June 1, 2010

This article is about a brick walkway where owners can honor dogs that have earned titles in any canine sport. The bricks pave the way to the new Purina Event Center and also help support the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF).

K9 College Raises $7,500 for Canine Health May 25, 2010

This article is about the AKC Canine Health Foundation receiving a donation from the K9 College, an educational event sponsored by the Lancaster Kennel Club, Lancaster, PA, and Nestle Purina.

AKC Canine Health Foundation President's Award Goes to Roy and JoAnn Kusumoto January 15, 2010

This article is about Roy and JoAnn Kusumoto receiving the 2009 President's Award for significant contributions to canine health. This award is presented to individuals, clubs, or organizations who demonstrate excellence in advancing the health of purebred dogs.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Receives Fifth Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator October 15, 2009

This article is about CHF receiving the Charity Navigator's coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management for the fifth consecutive year. Charity Navigator is an independent accrediting agency responsible for guiding conscientious philanthropy.

Research Approved to Improve Current Canine Cancer Therapies September 15, 2009

This news article is about CHF funding for two ACORN grants that are expected to improve therapies to treat canine lymphomas, the most commonly seen cancer in dogs.

FDA Approves First Anti-Cancer Drug for Dogs June 24, 2009

This news article is about the approval for the first anti-cancer drug, Palladia, which is used to treat skin-based mast cell tumors.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Presents Young Investigator Awards at 5th International Genes Dogs & Cancer Conference March 23, 2009

This article is about the Genes, Dogs & Cancer: 5th International Canine Cancer Conference which brought together scientists, veterinarians and breed club representatives in collaborations that will advance research to reduce suffering and death caused by cancer in dogs, humans, and other animals.

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