2020 Awarded Grants


Our new grants for 2020 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

 02821-A

Investigating the Role of Aedes aegypti in Dog Heartworm Transmission in Communities along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Immunology and Infectious Disease

 02759

Reprogramming the Tumor Immune Niche in Canine Hemangiosarcoma

Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma

 02699

The Pathologic Link between Lung and Gut: Diagnosis of Aerodigestive Disorders in Dogs

Lung and Respiratory Disease

 02792-A

Do Dogs Get Temporal Lobe Epilepsy? Clinical Signs, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Pathological Findings in Epileptic Dogs

Epilepsy Initiative

 02807-MOU

Characterization of Renal Disease in Greyhound Dogs

Kidney & Urological Disease

 02723

Scientific and Clinical Assessment of Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Obese Dogs: SLIM Study

General Canine Health

 02808-MOU

Identification of a Second Genetic Risk Allele(s) Associated with the Development of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in the Boxer Dog

Cardiology

 02694

Investigation on the Molecular Crosstalk between Canine Atopic Skin and Microbes: Unraveling Potential Pathomechanisms for Chronic Recurrent Skin Infections

Dermatology and Allergic Disease

 02800

Defining the Effect of Genotype, Breed and Age on the Risk of Developing Canine Degenerative Myelopathy and Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying That Risk

Neurology

 02700

Longitudinal Comparison of Cognitive and Emotional Development in Assistance Dog Puppies

Behavior

 02703

Resolving the Major Dyslipidemia Phenotypes and Genetic Risk Factors for Familial Hyperlipidemia in Miniature Schnauzers

Blood Disorders

 02790-A

Characterization of the Fecal Microbiome in Dogs with Spinal Cord Injury Secondary to Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)

Neurology

 02768

Defining the Functional Consequences and Therapeutic Vulnerability of Dystrophin Alterations in Canine Osteosarcoma

Oncology - Osteosarcoma

 02782

Genetic Contribution to Early-onset Osteosarcoma

Oncology - Osteosarcoma

 02783

Transcriptional Profiling of Canine Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Oncology

 02802

Clinical Trial of Prevotella histicola Supplementation to Ameliorate Meningoencephalomyelitis of Unknown Origin (MUO)

Neurology

 02772

Identifying Early Stage Ultra-rare Mutations as Predictive Biomarkers of Lymphoma in High-risk versus Low-risk Breeds Within the Dog Aging Project

Oncology - Lymphoma

 02773

Histotripsy for Treatment of Canine Appendicular Osteosarcoma

Oncology - Osteosarcoma

 02780

Bladder Carcinogen Exposures in Pet Dogs

Oncology

 02758

Optical Coherence Tomography for Margin Evaluation of Canine Skin and Subcutaneous Neoplasms

Oncology

 02746-A

Evaluation of Serum miRNA as a Diagnostic Tool for Canine Splenic Hemangiosarcoma

Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma

 02803-MOU

Genetics of Adverse Reactions to Anesthetic and Sedative Drugs in Chow-Chows

General Canine Health

 02797

Do Dog Breeds Differ in Pain Sensitivity?

General Canine Health

 02684-A

Evaluation of Serum Zonulin as a Non-invasive Biomarker and Therapeutic Target in Dogs with Chronic Canine Enteropathy

Gastrointestinal Disease

 02739-A

The Role of the Putative Tumor Suppressor Gene SETD2 in Canine Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma

Oncology - Lymphoma

 02751-A

Luteinizing Hormone Receptor Activation Induces Migration and Adhesion in Neoplastic Canine Lymphocytes

Oncology - Lymphoma

 02804-MOU

Searching for a Genetic Risk Factor for Idiopathic Chylothorax in Afghan Hounds

Lung and Respiratory Disease

 02791-A

Neurofilament Light Chain Concentration in Dogs with Meningoencephalitis (MUE)

Neurology

 02709

Identification of Genetic Risk Factors Contributing to Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

Gastrointestinal Disease

 02696

Efficacy and Safety of Netarsudil for Canine Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy

Ophthalmology

 02692-A

Diagnostic Accuracy of Point of Care Analysis of Canine Urine and Plasma in Marijuana Toxicosis

General Canine Health

 02742-A

Assessing Microvasculature for Intestinal Viability in Obstructed Small Intestines and Effects of Resection and Anastomosis Techniques

Gastrointestinal Disease

 02686-A

Pattern of Thyroid Function Tests during Recovery from Acute Nonthyroidal Illness

Endocrinology

 02690-A

Diagnostic Utility of Thoracoscopy for Localization of Pulmonary Bullae in Dogs with Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Lung and Respiratory Disease

 02732-A

Tumor-educated Platelets: A Novel Minimally Invasive Liquid Biopsy for Early Cancer Diagnosis

Oncology

 02681-A

Analysis of Canine Herpesvirus Isolates Using Next-Generation Sequencing

Immunology and Infectious Disease

 02683-A

Treatment of Idiopathic Chronic Hepatitis and Copper Associated Hepatopathy in Dogs

Hepatic Disease

 02682-A

The Effect of a Modified Approach on Early Weight Bearing in Dogs Following a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease

 02805-E

Review of the Current State of Canine Genetic Testing - A Living Resource

General Canine Health

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