Endocrinology Research Program Area
The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the treatment of diseases of the endocrine system through the Endocrine Research Program Area. This program area supports research into the genetic and epigenetic causes of disease; therapeutic applications of stem cells; novel imaging technologies with diagnostic and prognostic utility; biomarker development and the identification of potential therapeutics to treat endocrine disorders; and the epidemiology and/or breed prevalence of endocrine disorders. As with all research program areas, collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams of investigators who can approach discovery research from a multi-‘omics’ perspective will be considered more competitive than genomic research approaches working in isolation.
Key canine health problems addressed by this research program area include, but are not limited to:
- Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's disease)
- Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease)
- Autoimmune Thyroiditis
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Obesity (also see General Canine Health RFP)
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.