Riney Canine Health Center awards $1.3 million for new research


Two veterinary students examine a dog at Cornell University Hospital for Animals

Cornell Margaret and Richard Riney Canine Health Center (CRHC) recently awarded more than $1.26 million to fuel seven in-house research studies conducted by faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine. While advancing the understanding of canine diseases, these two-year projects will also explore new avenues to diagnose chronic pain and develop new models to test therapies tailored to the immune system of dogs.

“Our goal is to create a significant and sustainable source of funding to support canine research using a rigorous and effective peer review process. This reduces the time researchers have to spend writing grant proposals and allows them to focus on what they do best – pursuing innovative research to help dogs, says David E. Lee ’88, DVM ’94, MBA ’99, the Dean Associate of External Programs, Acting Director of the HRCC and Director of the Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship.

RCHC’s annual internal grants program supports a wide range of canine health studies, including issues that span aging, behavior, cancer biology, genetics and genomics, infectious disease, immunology and nutrition. This funding can be used for any phase of the research pipeline, as RCHC intentionally helps bridge the gap between basic discovery, exploratory work, and translational and clinical research.

Read the full article in the Veterinary College Newsroom and learn more about the Internal Grants Program on the HRCC website.

Jana Wiegand is a communications specialist for Cornell Margaret and Richard Riney Canine Health Center.

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