DENVER/October 3, 2022 – Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for studies focused on domesticated equid health topics. In addition, the Foundation has a special interest in proposals focused on pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).
PPID (also known as equine Cushing’s disease) is the most prevalent endocrine disorder of older equids, affecting more than 20% of aged horses, ponies and donkeys. Applicants considering submitting a proposal focused on this disease are directed to learn more about research questions of interest as identified during a PPID priority-setting partnership workshop.
All proposal topics should seek to advance the health and overall welfare of domesticated horses, ponies, mules or donkeys. Applications are reviewed and rated based on impact and scientific rigor by the Foundation’s scientific advisory boards, made up of topic experts in the veterinary community.
Applications will be accepted now through December 16, 2022. Interested researchers should download the proposal guidelines and proposal template, and can find additional information at Morris Animal Foundation Apply for a Grant.
Scientific Advisory Board
- CHAIR: Kara Lascola, DVM, MS, DACVIM-LA, CVA, Auburn University
- Canaan Whitfield-Cargile, DVM, PhD, Dip. ACVS-LA, Texas A&M University
- Michael Mienaltowski, DVM, PhD, University of California/Davis
- Fairfield T. Bain, DVM, MBA Diplomate, ACVIM, ACVP, ACVECC, Merck Animal Health
- Amy McLean, PhD, University of California/Davis
- Nicola Menzies-Gow, MA, VetMB, PhD, DipECEIM, CertEM(IntMed), FHEA, FRCVS, Royal Veterinary College (United Kingdom)
- Igor Canisso, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACT, DECAR, University of Illinois
- Simon Bailey, BVMS, PhD, FHEA, DipECVPT, FRCVS, Melbourne University (Australia)
- Hieke Brown, PhD, MSc, SFHEA, Hartpury University (United Kingdom)
- Heidge Fukumasu, DVM, PhD, University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
- Barbara Padalino DVM, PhD, Celta, University of Bologna (Italy)
- Debra Sellon, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Washington State University
About Morris Animal Foundation
Founded in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding more than $149 million in nearly 3,000 critical studies across a broad range of species. Learn more at morrisanimalfoundation.org.
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