Clinical Projects in ACE Program and Signature Opportunity

Clinical Research Projects

  • Dr. Berg
    • Incisional complications from laparoscopic-assisted prophylactic gastropexies in dogs
    • A retrospective case-control study designed to determine whether there are long term detrimental effects of performing prophylactic gastropexies in immature dogs.
  • Dr. Borns-Weil
    • Role of oxytocin in treating intercat household aggression
    • Retrospective study of the use of buspirone an adjunctive treatment for fear aggression in dogs
    • Prospective double-blind, placebo-control study of the effect of DAP pheromones on reducing signs of stress and anxiety in oncology patients
  • Dr. Fellman
    • Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics and clinical outcome in dogs with atopic dermatitis treated with cyclosporine

  • Dr. Freeman
    • Nutrition-related studies (especially nutrition and heart disease)

  • Dr. Graham
    • Evaluation of gastrointestinal activity patterns in rabbits using duplex doppler sonography

  • Dr. Hoffman
    • Biomarkers based on endogenous circulating nanoparticles

  • Dr. Labato
    • Urinary and dialysis studies
    • Also can participate in dialysis team for selective or elective credit
  • Dr. Lam
    • Dermatology-related studies

  • Dr. McCarthy
    • Comparison of vasectomy/hysterectomy vs spay/neuter for feral cat control (computer modeling study)

  • Dr. Rush
    • Retrospective study of biomarkers in cats with arterial thromboembolism

  • Dr. Webster
    • Retrospective study of liver shunts in cats
    • Retrospective study of cyclosporine use in dogs with chronic hepatitis

Most ACE Program Faculty have other possibilities for clinical research projects. To investigate other possible projects, see the list of ACE faculty in your area of interest or contact Dr. Annie Wayne to help match you up with a faculty member