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Six faculty members receive research funding from Morris Animal Foundation

Six faculty members at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine received funding from the Morris Animal Foundation for their companion animal health and welfare studies. Research topics range from improving outcomes for shelter cats to numerous cancer studies, including identifying genetic factors of bone cancer. These and other companion animal studies at the College of Veterinary Medicine are helping to advance animal health and welfare worldwide.

Below is a complete list of the studies funded by the Morris Animal Foundation. Follow the links for a brief description of each study.

Understanding the Genetic Role miRNAs Play in Cancer

Thomas J. Rosol, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP

Professor, Veterinary Biosciences

Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Research for Technology Licensing & Commercialization


Determining How Environment Affects Stress in Cats

Charles A. Buffington, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVN

Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences


Establishing the Effective Dose of a New Antitumor Drug

William C. Kisseberth, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM

Associate Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences


Identifying Genetic Factors of Bone Cancer

Joelle M. Fenger, DVM

Resident, Veterinary Clinical Sciences


Studying How Mast Cell Tumors Become Malignant

Cheryl A. London, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)

Associate Professor, Veterinary Biosciences

The Thekla R. and Donald B. Shackelford Professorship in Canine Medicine


Improving Outcome in Dogs with Glomerular Disease via Pharmacodynamic-Based Dosing of Enalapril

Dr. Barrak M. Pressler, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM

Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences



About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health.   


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Friday, May 4, 2012 - 2:27pm