Kidney and Urological Disease Grants
The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the treatment of renal and urologic disorders through the Kidney and Urological Disease Research Program. This program supports research into the pathophysiology of disease, the identification of unique/emerging risk factors for the development of renal disease, genetic/epigenetic/proteomic/metabolomic factors associated with disease development, predictors (biomarkers) of kidney damage and recovery, and identification of potential therapeutic drugs that reduce the pathology associated with disease.
Recently funded grant titles:
- Treatment of Urinary Incontinence with Multipotent Muscle Cells: A Regenerative Medicine Approach to a Common Canine Health Problem
- Translation of MicroRNA into an Early Diagnostic Test for Chronic Kidney Disease
- Investigating the Effects of an Infusion of Fenoldopam on Kidney Function to Improve Outcomes of Acute Kidney Injury Patients
- Identification of Novel Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets for Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs
- Identification and Validation of the Genes That Define Abnormal Development of the Kidney in Dogs
- Early Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease to Prevent Kidney Damage
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.