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AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces 2014 Clinician-Scientist Fellows

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 class of Clinician-Scientist Fellows. Five promising veterinary residents were selected by their colleges of veterinary medicine and will receive support from the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) for their training and research efforts.

Established in 2013, the AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program seeks to encourage and support the next generation of canine health researchers in order to sustain future advancements in canine and human health.

“The Fellows are future leaders within the veterinary profession and they are working to make an impact on canine and human health,” said Dr. Shila Nordone, CHF Chief Scientific Officer. “Support of clinician-scientist training is one way in which we can broadly support our donors. We must have a healthy and robust veterinary biomedical research community in order to have cutting-edge research; we can’t have one without the other. We are honored to be able to support these brilliant young scientists and foster their commitment to canine health.”

The 2014 AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellows are:

Abigail Bertalan, VMD of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bertalan’s research seeks to improve clinical signs and glycemic control in diabetic dogs.

Laura Bryan, DVM of Texas A&M University. Dr. Bryan’s research will study the leading cause of pyoderma, or bacterial skin infection, in dogs.

Eva Furrow, DVM of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Furrow will be investigating the most common type of urinary stones in dogs – calcium oxalate (CaOx).

Dan Regan, DVM of Colorado State University. Dr. Regan will be studying inflammatory monocytes, an immature myeloid cell important in innate immune responses.

Joanne Tuohy, DVM of North Carolina State University. Dr. Tuohy’s research aims to improve survival times in canine osteosarcoma.

Importantly, all research performed by these residents will be in line with the AKC Canine Health Foundation’s mission and will be consistent with the foundation’s policies and guiding principles.

Visit www.akcchf.org/fellows to learn more about the 2014 Fellows and their canine health research projects.

To “Adopt a Researcher” by making a donation to support one of the 2014 Clinician-Scientist Fellows visit: http://support.caninehealthfoundation.org/fellows

- See more at: http://www.akcchf.org/news-events/news/akc-canine-health-foundation-14.html#sthash.nglC8a2x.dpuf

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