By: Gina Luke, assistant director, Governmental Relations Division
The AVMA needs your help to highlight exciting and innovative publicly funded research conducted by veterinarians and other scientists. In particular, we are looking for research projects that have been funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the National Institute of Health (NIH) in areas such as: animal health and production, animal products, food safety, nutrition, public health or any other relevant topic.
The end goal is to bolster Congressional funding for USDA- and NIH-funded research projects to be carried out by veterinary scientists. The information will help the AVMA to hone its message with lawmakers and policymakers in Washington, D.C.
If you are a recipient of a grant from the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) at the USDA, or the NIH, please send AVMA a brief synopsis outlining your research in laymen’s terms. In addition, please include: 1) the grant title / program; 2) the grant award amount; and the 3) duration of the grant.
If you have questions or would like to share a synopsis, please contact E.D. Murphey, DVM, PhD, DACVS, assistant director, Education and Research Division, at 847.925.8070 or EMurphey@avma.org.