ACVIM Foundation Receives Grant from to Establish New Research Fund

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Foundation announced today (Nov. 27) a new partnership with Pfizer Animal Health that will establish the Pfizer Animal Health Fellowship Fund for Inflammation, Infectious Disease, and Immunology.

Pfizer has granted $120,000 to the ACVIM Foundation, which includes funding for three grants of $30,000 each to fund research in the equine, small animal, and livestock (excluding equine) fields, and to administer the fund. The purpose of these grants is to support animal health studies with a focus on inflammation, infectious disease, and immunology research.

"The ACVIM Foundation is committed to eliminating animal and human disease by supporting discovery, education, and partnerships throughout the global community of medicine," said Paige Heydon, director of the ACVIM Foundation. "This new strategic partnership with Pfizer Animal Health provides funding for advanced veterinary research that will go a long way towards research around the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of disease in animals being conducted by ACVIM Diplomates."

Elizabeth Settles, DVM, JD, Dipl. ACVIM (small animal internal medicine) and associate director of Pfizer Animal Health's Global Alliances said, "These fellowships are targeted for resident research and provide an opportunity for residents to widen their research experience by having a mentor within the industry as well as in a practice setting."

A grant proposal call will be issued Dec. 1 and will close Feb. 20, 2013. Grants will be awarded by March 15, 2013. All approved grants must be completed within two years from the time the grant has been issued. For more information, visit ACVIMFoundation.org.

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