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Press Release: AVMF, VPRF Announce 2022 Grant Recipients

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We are pleased to announce the two recipients of our 2022 veterinary pharmacology and pharmacokinetic research grants:

  • Robert Goggs, BVSc, PhD, whose research project will focus on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of direct oral anticoagulants in dogs



  • Emma Vaasjo, BScH, DVM, whose research project will focus on the pharmacokinetics of ganciclovir and valganciclovir in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)


Excerpt from the press release:



(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) April 25, 2023—The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF) have selected two veterinary researchers as recipients of the organizations' 2022 research grants. The 2022 grants are in honor of two outstanding veterinary pharmacologists who we have recently lost. This funding supports research projects designed to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in animals.


The grant recipients were selected out of 30 top-quality applications reviewed by a committee of 20 experts. Researcher Robert Goggs, BVSc, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and is the recipient of the 2022 Honorary Lloyd E. Davis Pharmacology Grant. Emma Vaasjo, BScH, DVM, is a Veterinary Resident at the Saint Louis Zoo and is the recipient of the 2022 Honorary Ralph Claxton Pharmacokinetic Grant.


Read the full press release on the AVMF website here.


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