ACVIM, Pfizer Animal Health partner on new research fund
Posted Dec. 31, 2012
The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation has announced a partnership with Pfizer Animal Health to establish the Pfizer Animal Health Fellowship Fund for Inflammation, Infectious Disease & Immunology.
In support of research on the health of small animals, livestock, and horses, with a focus on inflammation, infectious disease, and immunology, Pfizer provided $120,000 to the ACVIM Foundation for three grants of $30,000 each and administrative costs.
“The ACVIM Foundation is committed to eliminating animal disease by supporting discovery, education, and partnerships throughout the global community of medicine,” said Paige Heydon, director of the ACVIM Foundation.
“These fellowships are targeted for resident research and provide an opportunity for residents to widen their research experience by having a mentor within industry as well as in a practice setting,” said Dr. Elizabeth Settles, associate director of Global Alliances at Pfizer Animal Health.
Principal investigators must be active ACVIM diplomates. Residents in ACVIM-approved residency programs with a minimum of one year left in their program at the time of the award may act as co-principal investigators.
Feb. 20 is the deadline for receipt of grant proposals by the ACVIM Foundation. Grants will be awarded by March 15.