January 15, 2017

 

 Winn awards grants for feline health studies

​Posted Jan. 4, 2017

The Winn Feline Foundation has awarded $124,495 for feline health studies in partnership with the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust.

The foundation awarded grants for the following studies:

  • “Characterization of mineralization and expression of osteogenic proteins in feline kidneys with and without calcium oxalate uroliths,” Drs. Jody Lulich and Eva Furrow, University of Minnesota, $12,000.
  • “The effects of oral anti-inflammatory glucocorticoids on glucose homeostasis and fluid balance in clinically healthy cats,” Dr. Jessica Ward, Iowa State University, $24,975.
  • “Carboplatin-impregnated calcium sulfate hemihydrate beads: A cost-effective, local treatment for feline injection site–associated sarcoma,” Drs. Heidi Phillips and Elizabeth Maxwell, University of Illinois, $29,169.
  • “Structure-based design of a novel subunit immunogen for development as a feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) vaccine,” Gary Whittaker, PhD, Cornell University, $30,273.
  • “Susceptibility to dermatophytes and asymptomatic carrier state in Persian cats,” Dr. Aline Rodriguez Hoffman and William Murphy, PhD, Texas A&M University, $28,078.