Joanne L. Tuohy, a postdoctoral oncology resident in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is one of five veterinary residents nationwide selected as a 2014 AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellow.
Tuohy’s research seeks to improve survival times in canine osteosarcoma patients by harnessing the anti-tumor activity of monocytes. Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer in dogs, affecting many large breeds such as the Irish wolfhound, Great Dane, greyhound, Scottish deerhound, rottweiler, boxer, Saint Bernard, and Irish setter.
“The fellows are future leaders within the veterinary profession and they are working to make an impact on canine and human health,” says Shila Nordone, the foundation’s chief scientific officer. “Support of clinician-scientist training is one way in which we can broadly support our donors. We must have a healthy and robust veterinary biomedical research community in order to have cutting-edge research; we can’t have one without the other. We are honored to be able to support these brilliant young scientists and foster their commitment to canine health.”
Since 1995 CHF has provided nearly $3.5 million in research grants to NC State researchers.