AKC Canine Health Foundation Receives 2022 Distinguished Research Partner Award from University of Minnesota


Sharon M. Albright, DVM, CCRT
Manager of Communications & Veterinary Outreach
AKC Canine Health Foundation
Phone: 919-334-4019
E-mail: sharon.albright@akcchf.org

For Immediate Release

RALEIGH, NC (April 7, 2022) – The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has been awarded the 2022 Points of Pride Distinguished Research Partner Award from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

The annual award recognizes CHF’s generous support for canine health research conducted at the University of Minnesota. Since 1995, CHF has awarded University of Minnesota investigators more than $5 million for 57 canine health research and educational grants, including one of the largest grants ever awarded by CHF to explore early cancer diagnosis. Outcomes from this research have improved our understanding of hemangiosarcoma, Addison’s Disease, epilepsy, and more.

Dr. Jennifer MacLeay, CHF Chief Scientific Officer, accepted the award today at a luncheon marking the College’s Points of Pride Research Day. This event honors University of Minnesota faculty, fellows, students, and alumni who distinguish themselves with the research they do, as well as partners and stakeholders who make much of this research possible.

“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the CHF staff, board, and all of our valued donors. The University of Minnesota is one of the country’s premier veterinary health research institutions and has uniquely contributed to One Health,” says Dr. MacLeay. “The people of this university have been working at the leading edge of veterinary medicine for decades and we are so proud to know them as both researchers and dog lovers. We are proud to collaborate with them in making a difference in the health of current and future generations of dogs.”

CHF currently manages a portfolio of $13.3 million in 163 active research grants around the globe as they work to prevent, treat and cure canine disease. Learn more about these active studies at akcchf.org/research.


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About CHF
Since 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has leveraged the power of science to address the health needs of all dogs. With more than $64.5 million in funding to date, the Foundation provides grants for the highest quality canine health research and shares information on the discoveries that help prevent, treat and cure canine diseases. The Foundation meets and exceeds industry standards for fiscal responsibility, as demonstrated by their highest four-star Charity Navigator rating and GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Learn more at www.akcchf.org.

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