2018 Pilot Grant Recipients

 

Grant Title *PI, Lead Institution/Key Contributors
Enhancing Awareness of One Health: An Inter-Professional Student Collaboration and Strategic Planning Effort *Co-PI Dr. Lisa Freeman, Tufts University
*Co-PI Dr. Tracy L. Webb, Colorado State University
Dr. Michael O. Childress, Purdue University
Dr. Carolyn Henry, University of Missouri
Dr. Debbie Kirchhoff, Kansas State University Olathe
Dr. Michael D. Lairmore, University of California Davis
Dr. Martin H. Moen, University of Minnesota
Dr. Jorge Piedrahita, North Carolina State University
Dr. Shelley C. Rankin, University of Pennsylvania
Translational Research Immersion Program (TRIP) for Veterinary Faculty *Co-PI Dr. Lauren Trepanier, University of Wisconsin-Madison
*Co-PI Dr. Christine Sorkness, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Dale Bjorling, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Benjamin Brainard, University of Georgia
Dr. Amara Estrada, University of Florida
Dr. Brian Flesner, University of Missouri
Dr. Eva Furrow, University of Minnesota
Dr. Kelly Hume, Cornell University
Dr. Michael Oglesbee, The Ohio State University
Dr. Natasha Olby, North Carolina State University
Dr. Mark Oyama, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Rob Rebhun, University of California Davis
Dr. Cynthia Webster, Tufts University
Dr. Kelly Santangelo, Colorado State University

2017 Pilot Grant Recipients

Grant Title *PI, Lead Institution/Key Contributors
Translational Research Summit 2.0: Advancing Team Science *Dr. Lauren Trepanier, University Wisconsin- Madison
Dr. Amara H. Estrada, University of Florida
Dr. Joshua Stern, University of California-Davis
Dr. Kathryn M. Meurs, North Carolina State University
Dr. N. Sydney Moise, Cornell University
Dr. Lisa M. Freeman, Tufts University
Dr. John Rush, Tufts University
Workshop for Advancing One Health Datasets *Dr. Sue VandeWoude, Colorado State University
Dr. Joe Strecker, Colorado State University
Dr. Michael G. Kahn, Colorado State University
Dr. Cheryl London, Tufts University
Dr. Rachel E. Cianciolo, The Ohio State University
Dr. Rebecca Garabed, The Ohio State University
Dr. Gert Breur, Purdue
Dr. Joan Coates, University of Missouri
Improving Translational Resources – Enhancing Visibility and Inter-college Cooperation for Increased Biospecimen Use from Veterinary Academic Biobanks *Dr. Marta Castelhano, Cornell University
Dr. Danika Bannasch, University of California- Davis
Dr. Susan Lana, Colorado State University
Dr. Jonathan Levine, Texas A&M University
Collaborator: Kristy Richards, Cornell University
An Inter-Professional Student Collaboration to Enhance Awareness of One Health *Dr. Lisa M. Freeman, Tufts University
Dr. Benjamin J. Darien, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Dr. Carolyn Henry, University of Missouri
Dr. Jorge Piedrahita, North Carolina State University
Dr. Shelley C. Rankin, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Tracy L. Webb, Colorado State University

2015 Pilot Grant Recipients

Grant Title *PI, Lead Institution/Key Contributors
Advancing Team Science Through Translational Research Summits *Dr. Lauren Trepanier, University Wisconsin- Madison
Dr. Jon Cheetham, Cornell University
Dr. Anne Avery, Colorado State University
Dr. Rebhun, University of California- Davis
Development of Standard Processes and Procedures for Conducting Translational Clinical Trials in Client Owned Animals

*Dr. Cheryl London, The Ohio State University
Dr. Michael Conzemius, University of Minnesota
Dr. Dottie Brown, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Erik Wisner, University of California-Davis
Dr. Cynthia Webster, Tufts University

One Health in a Minute *Dr. Lisa M. Freeman, Tufts University
Dr. Maureen Long, University of Florida
Dr. Jorge Piedrahita, North Carolina State University
Dr. Shelley Rankin, University of Pennsylvania
Developing a National Veterinary Biorepository Registry as a Resource for Translational Research *Dr. Susan Lana, Colorado State University
Dr. Kristy Richards, Cornell University
Dr. Marta Castelhano, Cornell University
Dr. Dannika Bannasch, University of California- Davis

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Collaborating for a Cure video

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heritable cardiac disease affecting 1 in 500 people, is the most important cause of sudden death in young adults and athletes. Cardiologists have made tremendous advances in the diagnosis and treatment of human HCM, and these advances have made their way into veterinary medicine, where they have helped cats. Pet cats also develop HCM but at a much higher rate, affecting 10-15% of cats. While feline patients have been benefiting from advances in human cardiology for many years, the tables are now turning. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy would provide a highly effective example of the value of One Health for improving both human and animal health.

Also see the accompanying manuscript in Cardiology Research

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Chronic Pain in Companion Animals video

Chronic pain is a common issue in both companion animals and humans. Pets and humans frequently suffer from similar pain-causing conditions such as bone cancer, diabetes, interstitial cystitis, and osteoarthritis.

Experts on both sides of the One Health spectrum demonstrate how transdisciplinary collaboration, leveraging the stronger validity of naturally occurring disease models, could lead to improved pain control in humans through optimized translational approaches.

Clinical trials in pet dogs and cats to evaluate innovative new drugs or treatments can benefit both animals and humans. Naturally-occurring painful disease in companion animals offers unparalleled opportunities for physicians and veterinarians to collaborate to develop better treatments for all of their patients.

Also see the accompanying manuscript here.