One Health is an initiative to improve animal and human health globally through collaboration between veterinarians, physicians, osteopaths, dentists, nurses, and other scientific-health professionals. It recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment. The study of emerging infectious diseases, the effects of pollution and antibiotic resistance, the value of the human-animal bond, and more are critical to ensuring optimal health and well-being for all species. To promote One Health, the AKC Canine Health Foundation recognizes and supports research that improves the health of dogs while simultaneously advancing knowledge for human medicine.
CHF-funded studies with a One Health impact are denoted with the following symbol on our website and in our Research Grants Portfolio:
Explore the November 2021 issue of Human Genetics - a special issue on companion animal genetics which highlights research by several AKC Canine Health Foundation funded investigators.
One Health Articles
(courtesy of the Canine Chronicle, June 2021)
One Health Research Grants
|03032-MOU||Early Detection of Canine Osteosarcoma|
|03021||Judicious Antibiotic Use in Cases of Canine Pyelonephritis|
|03019||Evaluation of a Targeted Anti αvβ3 Integrin Near-InfraRed (NIR-) Dye for Controlled Resection of Naturally Occurring Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Dogs|
|03017||Molecular Characterization of Canine Soft Tissue Sarcomas Using Spatially Defined Proteomics and Transcriptomics|
|02998||Whole-Exome and Transcriptome Sequencing of Canine Small Cell B Cell Lymphoma and Comparative Analysis to Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma|
|03015||The Immune and Molecular Landscape of Canine Osteosarcoma at the Single-Cell Level|
|03000||Characterizing the Immunomodulatory Response of Histotripsy in Canine Osteosarcoma|
|03011||A GD3 Nano-scaled Liposomal Cancer Vaccine Clinical Trial for Canine Hemangiosarcoma|
|02991-A||Investigating Extracellular Crosstalk Between Canine Osteosarcoma and Macrophages|
|02999||Evaluating Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Quantifying Histotripsy Ablation in Canine Osteosarcoma|
How to Help
Support CHF-funded research. The knowledge gained will help improve the health of dogs and humans.
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.