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. This program supports research into the genetic and epigenetic cause 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.
Recently funded grant titles:
- Molecular Basis of Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter in Spanish Water Dogs
- Improved Method for Early Diagnosis of Atypical Cushing's Disease
- Identification of Novel Drugs to Halt the Metastasis of Tumors That Cause Cushing's Syndrome
- Hypothyroidism and AutoImmune Susceptibility Genes in the Bearded Collie
- Genome Wide Association Mapping to Identify Genes Associated with Hypoadrenocorticism in the Bearded Collie
- Development of Accurate Diagnostic Tests for Canine Hypothyroidism
- Determination of Breed-Specific Reference Ranges for Assessing Thyroid Function in Several Breeds
- Defining the Cause of Hyperadrenocorticism
The AKC Canine Health Foundation funds research in 18 different Research Program Areas. 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.
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.