2019 Awarded Grants


Our new grants for 2019 are listed below.  Please see our Research Grants Portfolio for a full list of our active grants.
To support one of these grants, or any of the research program areas, please visit our website or use our donation form. If you would like to discuss research support opportunities, please email chfgrants@akcchf.org.

Grant

 Title

 Research Program

 02658

 Characterization of Sensory Neuronal and Muscle Pathology in Canine Degenerative Myelopathy to Identify Targets for Therapeutic Intervention

Neurology

 02624

 Embracing Polygenicity of Common Complex Disease in Dogs: Genome-wide Association of Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease

 02566

 Genetics of Idiopathic Epilepsy in Labrador Retrievers

Epilepsy

 02595-A

 Defining the Flow Cytometric Characteristics of Normal and Diseased Canine Spleen and Visceral Lymph Nodes

Oncology

 02651

 Discovery of Novel Biomarkers of Canine Atopic Dermatitis through Lipid Profiling

Dermatology and Allergic Disease

 02649

 Three-dimensional Echocardiographic Determinants of the Age of Onset of Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Cardiology

 02631

 Genetic and Metabolic Determinants of Dilated Cardiomyopathy and their Relationship to Cardiac Arrhythmia in Doberman Pinschers

Cardiology

 02643-A

 Examination of the Effects of Cannabidiol on Canine Neoplastic Cell Apoptosis/Autophagy and Potential for Chemotherapy Resistance or Sensitivity

Oncology

 02606

 The Genetic Background of Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae in Dogs

Neurology

 02636-A

 Development of RNA in-situ Hybridization to Identify T Regulatory Cells and their Function within the Tumor Microenvironment of Canine Oral Malignant Melanoma

Oncology

 02604

 Clinical, Pathologic, and Molecular Genetics Investigations of Canine Lysosomal Storage Diseases and Related Diseases

Neurology

 02572-MOU

 Characterization of Retinal Phenotypes and their Association with RPGRIP1 and Modifiers in English Springer Spaniels

Ophthalmology

 02589

 Genetic Basis of Canine Spinal Abnormalities

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease

 02647-A

 Investigation of Cytokine Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Canine Tuberculosis

Immunology and Infectious Disease

 02646-A

 Effect of Hyperthermia on Skeletal Muscle Energy Efficiency

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease

 02593-A

 Evaluation of the Transversus Abdominis Plane Block to Control Pain Associated with Abdominal Surgery in Dogs

General Canine Health and Obesity

 02614-A

 Validation of Fine Needle Aspiration as a Minimally Invasive Sampling Method for Gene Expression Quantification of Pharmacogenetic Targets

General Canine Health and Obesity

 02633

 Validation and Diagnostic Performance of a Novel Monoclonal Antibody based Histoplasma Urine Immunoassay in Dogs with Histoplasmosis

Immunology and Infectious Disease

 02608-A

  Identification of Genetic Risk Factors for Primary Closed Angle Glaucoma and Pectinate Ligament Abnormality in the Basset Hound

Ophthalmology

 02569-MOU

 Development of a Polygenic Risk Model for Pigmentary Uveitis in Golden Retrievers

Ophthalmology

 02610-A

 The Role of Motilin Signaling in Canine Osteoarthritis

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease

 02590-A

 Histologic characterization of Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis

Ophthalmology

 02561

 Is Gut Dysbiosis Associated with Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy?

Epilepsy

 02550

 The Role of Bartonella spp. Exposure and Cardiac Genetic Variation on the Clinical Expression of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in the Boxer Dog

Cardiology

 02653-A

 Evaluation of the Serum and Cutaneous Levels of Chemokines in Atopic Dogs

Dermatology and Allergic Disease

 02644-A

 Evaluation of Gallbladder Motility in Dogs with Hyperlipidemia

Hepatic Disease

 02637-A

 Reducing Misdiagnosis of Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Blood Disease

 02553

 Targeted next generation sequencing panel for comprehensive testing of vector-borne pathogens

Tick-Borne Disease

 02575-MOU

 Genetic Basis of Exercise-Induced Collapse in Border Collie Related Breeds

Neurology

The AKC Canine Health Foundation funds research in 23 different Research Program Areas for the health of all dogs. These program areas enable the Foundation to create depth in our research portfolio and help us to be responsive to the health concerns of our constituents.

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