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NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Researcher Receives AKC-CHF Clinician-Scientist Fellowship

Dr. Kristin Manning, a clinical researcher and an internal medicine resident at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine,  is a 2013 AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellow.

Dr. Manning is one of five young scientists to receive this national recognition through the new AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program.

As one of the Canine Health Foundation’s five most productive colleges of veterinary medicine, NC State CVM was asked to select a promising young scientist to participate in the inaugural year of the Fellowship program. The award recognizes Dr. Manning’s previous contributions and her promise and enthusiasm for pursuing a career in canine health research.

Other participating CVMs include the University of California at Davis, The Ohio State University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Pennsylvania. The CVMs were selected based on the ability of their researchers to turn previous CHF funding into high impact publications that significantly contribute to canine health.

The novel program includes an “Adopt a Researcher” component that allows donors to contribute to the veterinary researcher of their choice.

Dr. Kristen Manning, 2013 AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellow

Dr. Manning completed her DVM degree from Colorado State University in 2010 and had an internship year at the University of Pennsylvania before beginning dual clinical and research training at NC State’s  Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medicine Center.  As a Terry Center clinicial investigator, Dr. Manning is completing both residency training to become Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine and research training toward her PhD degree.

Dr. Manning’s research involves Tritrichomanas foetus infection in cats and the association between Basophilia and Mast Cell Neoplasia in dogs.  She will be working with Dr. Shelly Vaden, professor of internal medicine, in a AKC-CHF-funded study, Regenerative Medicine Approaches to the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence.

In making the announcement, AKC-Canine Health Foundation officials noted that a foundation priority is to encourage and support the next generation of canine health researchers to ensure future advancements in canine and human health.

According to the release, “CHF understands the impact of the present fiscal restraints on research and development. To help dimish this impact, the AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program has been established to support young scientists. Through these efforts, the AKC Canine Health Foundation’s ongoing mission to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease will endure for years to come.”

CHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.

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2013 Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program