Lung and Respiratory Disease Research Program RFP
The Lung and Respiratory Research Program supports research that will enhance our understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of respiratory disease and of those conditions that compromise respiratory function in dogs. This program area will support research into the molecular mechanisms that contribute to acute and chronic respiratory morbidity, the pathophysiology of disease, the genetic/epigenetic basis of disease and identification of potential therapeutic drugs that will treat or diminish the symptoms associated with disease. Similar to other program areas, systems biology/discovery research will be considered responsive to this RFP; however, collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams of investigators who can approach discovery research from a multi-‘omics’ perspective will be considered more competitive than single discovery research approaches working in isolation.
Key canine health problems addressed by this research program include, but are not limited to:
- Brachycephalic Syndrome
- Tracheal Collapse
- Lung Lobe Torsion
- Lymphoplasmacytic Rhinitis
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.