Dachshund researchers win International Health Awards

ICHA_2014The 2014 International Canine Health Awards ceremony was held in Cambridge on 25th June. Joint winner of the International Prize was Dr. Cathryn Mellersh who is well-known to Dachshund owners for her ground-breaking work on cord1 PRA. Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award was Professor Sheila Crispin who has been working with the Dachshund Breed Council to investigate Distichiasis in Mini Longs. They are pictured here with Sponsor, Vernon Hill.

Cathryn received a cheque for £20,000 and Sheila £10,000 which will be used to support their future research.

Now in their third year, The International Canine Health Awards have attracted illustrious candidates from around the world and through the generous prize money have supported further research to improve the health and wellbeing of dogs. Joint winner of the International Award was Professor David Argyle and winner of the Postgraduate Student Award was James Swann for his work on IMHA.

Administered by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and underwritten by a major gift from Vernon and Shirley Hill, founders of Metro Bank, the International Canine Health Awards recognise innovative researchers and veterinary scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs.

 


Read the full Press Release here.

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