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Interdepartmental Grants

The Scott-Ritchey Research Center Interdepartmental Research Grants Program has awarded six grants in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Awardees are:

  • Jennifer (Jey) Koehler, Pathobiology. Canine gliomas: in vitro characterization and identification of cancer stem cell subpopulations.
  • Mahmoud M. Mansour, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology. Role of melancortin receptors in prostate cancer cell proliferation.
  • Robyn R. Wilborn, Clinical Sciences. Effect of neonatal progesterone administration on canine uterine gland development; a novel method of canine contraception.
  • Dr. Ya-Xiong Tao, assistant professor in Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, "Pharmacology of Canine Melanocortin 4 Receptor and its V213F Variant"
  • Dr. Dean Schwartz, associate professor in Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, "The Feline Renal Dopamine D1 Receptor"
  • Dr. Benson Akingbemi, assistant professor in  "Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease of the Hindlimb: Role of Steroid Hormone Action"
  • Dr. Robert Kemppainnen, professor in Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, "Role of Non ACTH Factors in the Regulation of Cortisol Secretion by the Dog Adrenal"
  • Dr. Elizabeth Spangler, assistant professor in Pathobiology, "Quantitative PCR for Mentoring of Residual Disease in Dogs Undergoing Treatment for Lymphoma"
  • Dr. Aime Johnson, assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, "Embryo Transfer Following Vitrification in the Canine."

Only proposals directly relevant to research on health problems of dogs and cats were considered. The Interdepartmental Research Grants Program funds may be used to stimulate research in new areas, pursue novel ideas, and assist new investigators in establishing research projects.  The research proposed should have high potential for future funding by extramural agencies. This mechanism is not intended to provide long-term support for established projects or to supplement existing research. Scott-Ritchey Faculty may not serve as principal investigators on SRRC Interdepartmental Research Grants Program grants but may be included as co-investigators on such grants when appropriate. 

Funding for Interdepartmental Grants comes from donations by veterinarians and the public to the Scott Donations Fund, administered by Scott-Ritchey.  


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