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

 02544

Medical Resolution of Gallbladder Mucocele Formation in Dogs

Hepatic Disease

 02669-A

Lipid Composition and Lipid Droplet Dynamics in Canine Pyometra Affected Endometria

Reproductive Conditions

 02673-MOU

Searching for the Cause for Alopecia X by Whole Genome Sequencing

Dermatology and Allergic Disease

 2107

Landmark Clinical Trial to Establish the Evidence-Based Use of Regenerative Medicine to Treat Tendon Injury in Dogs

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease

 02534

Clinical Trial for Evaluation of Propranolol and Doxorubicin in the Treatment of Canine Hemangiosarcoma

Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma

 02632

Canine Chagas Disease: Characterizing Cardiac Disease and Developing Screening Recommendations for Asymptomatic Dogs Seropositive for Trypanosoma cruzi

Cardiology

 02658

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

Neurology

 02659

Breed Specific Reference Ranges for Canine Thyroid Testing

Endocrinology

 02624

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

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease

 02631

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

Cardiology

 02597

Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in the United States

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

 02643-A

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

Oncology

 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

 02566

Genetics of Idiopathic Epilepsy in Labrador Retrievers

Epilepsy Initiative

 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

 02589

Genetic Basis of Canine Spinal Abnormalities

Neurology

 02604

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

Neurology

 02606

The Genetic Background of Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae in Dogs

Neurology

 02572-MOU

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

Ophthalmology

 02661

Investigation into Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs

Cardiology

 02663

Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium (CBTC) Meningioma Pathology Board

Oncology

 02642-A

NF-kappaB Inactivation Enhances Apoptosis in Canine Osteosarcoma Cells

Oncology - Osteosarcoma

 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

 02614-A

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

General Canine Health

 02647-A

Investigation of Cytokine Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Canine Tuberculosis

Immunology and Infectious Disease

 02593-A

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

General Canine Health

 02633

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

Immunology and Infectious Disease

 02646-A

Effect of Hyperthermia on Skeletal Muscle Energy Efficiency

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease

 02653-A

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

Dermatology and Allergic Disease

 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

 02553

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

Tick-Borne Disease Initiative

 02590-A

Histologic characterization of Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis

Ophthalmology

 02561

Is Gut Dysbiosis Associated with Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy?

Epilepsy Initiative

 02637-A

Reducing Misdiagnosis of Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Blood Disorders

 02644-A

Evaluation of Gallbladder Motility in Dogs with Hyperlipidemia

Hepatic Disease

 02575-MOU

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

Neurology

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