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December 2022

MBO 2022  2022 Awards

Each year, CHF recognizes leaders in canine health research. Thank you to this year’s award recipients and dedicated champions of our mission to advance the health of all dogs!

President’s Award – Mari-Beth O’Neill
Distinguished Research Partner – the Kennel Club of Philadelphia
Legacy Award – Dr. William and Mrs. Tina Truesdale
Inspiration Award – Amber Koerner

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 2023 CSF schools collage square 2023 Clinician-Scientist Fellows

CHF’s Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program encourages the next generation of canine health researchers. CHF awarded fellowship to the following young scientists for 2023:

Matthew Berry, DVM - University of Illinois
Nolan Chalifoux, DVM - University of Pennsylvania
This fellowship is generously sponsored by owners Carolyn and Gary Koch along with breeders Kristy and Kevin Ratliff in honor of “Rumble,” GCHP Hill Country's Let's Get Ready To Rumble. (www.akcchf.org/rumble)
Jennifer Heyward, DVM, MS - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Samantha Van Buren - University of California, Davis
This fellowship is generously sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)

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Scholarly Dog  Canine Health Articles

New Treatment for Urinary Incontinence

Regenerative medicine is an option to treat urinary incontinence in female dogs.


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Dr. Brian Hare 


Our final webinar of 2022 is now available to view on demand.

Cognitive and Emotional Development in Assistance Dog Puppies
Learn about CHF-funded investigator Dr. Brian Hare’s work on canine cognition in service dog puppies.

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 Comparative Oncology screen shot 60 Minutes  Canine Health Research In The News

CHF-funded investigators were featured on 60 Minutes – demonstrating the importance of canine health research as it relates to understanding human cognition and the similarities between canine and human cancers.

Watch the segment on canine cognition
Watch the segment on comparative cancer research

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Canines & Cocktails

Thank you to all who attended Canines & Cocktails, our annual gala to celebrate achievements in canine health research. We enjoyed seeing each of you and deeply appreciate your support for our mission to help all dogs live longer, healthier lives! We look forward to continued collaboration and progress in 2023.

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Happy New Year!


Established in 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation's (CHF) mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.


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