(Hillsborough, NJ) Winn Feline Foundation, the only international charity devoted to the advancement of feline health, invites nominations for the 2010 Excellence in Feline Research Award. Winn Feline Foundation President Betty White announces that Winn will partner with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) to recognize the veterinary research scientist whose work mirrors Winn’s efforts to improve the lives of “Every Cat, Every Day”.
The Winn/AVMF Excellence in Feline Research Award is accompanied by a $2500 cash award, a crystal cat sculpture, plus up to $1000 to offset round trip airfare and other travel expenses. The award will be presented at the annual AVMF event during the 2010 annual AVMA Convention in Atlanta.The Research Award is paired with a matching scholarship award by the AVMF for a veterinary student interested in feline medicine. The 2009 Research Award recipient was Dr. Michael Lappin of Colorado State University, and the scholarship award recipient was Julia Mulvaney, a student at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Nominations are due by February 1, 2010. For nomination forms and additional information related to supporting materials, award criteria, and the selection process, visit avma.orgawards or contact SMonahan@avma.org. No self nominations will be accepted.
Winn Feline Foundation and the AVMF are pleased to partner in this endeavor and encourage veterinary research departments to nominate a candidate whose feline health studies have improved the lives of “Every Cat, Every Day”.
About Winn Feline Foundation
The Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1968 by the Cat Fanciers Assoc. Inc. that supports studies for medical problems affecting all cats. Projects funded by Winn have provided information used every day in all aspects of feline medicine. For more information, visit winnfelinehealth.org