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CVM-CAHNRS Livestock Health & Food Security

Program Overview
New for 2017, the CVM Animal Health Research Center and the CAHNRS Office of Research are excited to launch the Livestock Health and Food Security internal grant program. The purpose of this program is to provide seed money to leverage new extramural support that will bring the best science to bear on critical problems facing livestock health and/or production and the resulting impact on sustaining a quality food supply. This program is also intended to provide funding for taking new directions to fill fundamental knowledge gaps and otherwise enhance our capacity to address the issues of livestock health, production, and food security in the state of Washington, the nation, and the world. This joint program is not designed for supplementing currently funded projects or as a substitute for other funding.


2017 Awardees:

Craig McConnel – Mothers in Danger: Precision dairying to measure the burden of maternal disease phenotypes

Richard Iles – Human cognition and its effects on livestock health and food supply


For questions about the CVM-CAHNRS Livestock Health and Food Security internal grant program RFP, please contact Robert Mealey, CVM Associate Dean for Research ( or Laura Lavine, CAHNRS Assistant Director of the ARC (