Three veterinary researchers have been named recipients of research grants awarded by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) in partnership with the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation and American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology.
Two researchers will receive pharmacology research grants awarded jointly by the AVMF and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF):
- Amy McLean, Ph.D., an assistant professor of teaching equine science in the UC-Davis Department of Animal Science, works with the World Donkey Breeds Project and is the recipient of the 2020 Veterinary Pharmacokinetic Research Grant. Her research focuses on comparing the pharmacokinetics of three flunixin meglumine formulations in donkeys.
- Dr. Andras Komaromy, professor of comparative ophthalmology in Michigan State’s Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 Veterinary Pharmacology Research Grant. Dr. Komaromy’s research focuses on the safety and efficacy of topically administered latanoprostene bunod (Vyzulta™) in glaucomatous dogs with ADAMTS10-open-angle glaucoma.
The AVMF and VPRF also partnered with the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP) for the first time to award a grant for a resident enrolled in an approved standard or alternate ACVCP training program:
- Dr. Brent Credille, associate professor in the Food Animal Health and Management Program at University of Georgia, will receive the ACVCP Resident Grant for his project entitled “Disposition of Ampicillin Trihydrate in Healthy Calves and Calves Infected with Mannheimia haemolytica.”
Funding for the three grants is administered by AVMF, the AVMA’s charitable arm. The grants support research into new or currently approved medications to combat diseases and conditions of companion and food animals, as well as projects that ensure the safety of food products from treated livestock.
Animal health research is crucial to veterinary medicine. AVMF provides financial support for research projects that will help improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of prevalent, life-threatening diseases in animals. To contribute to the AVMF's work, visit avmf.org/Donate.