Hepatic Disease Research Program RFP
The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the treatment of liver disease through the Hepatic Disease Research Program. This program supports research into the pathophysiology of disease, molecular and genetic basis of disease and identification of potential therapeutic drugs that reduce the pathology associated with disease. 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. Regenerative Medicine research is strongly supported by the Hepatic Disease Research Program.
Key canine health problems addressed by this research program include, but are not limited to:
- Portosystemic Shunts
- Hepatorportal Microvascular Dysplasia
- Copper Toxicosis
- Gallbladder Mucoceles
- Hepatocutaneous Syndrome
The AKC Canine Health Foundation is not currently accepting grant applications in this research program area.
Please read an open letter to applicants concerning changes to our grant process from previous cycles.
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.