2019 Miller Trust Grant Awards
January 30, 2023 (published)
Winn Feline Health Foundation

EveryCat Health Foundation
(formerly Winn Feline Health Foundation)

George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust
Funded for a total of $133,813

In 2002, the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust designated Winn Feline Foundation as one of its advisor organizations. Winn has subsequently been provided an unprecedented opportunity to make annual recommendations for grant awards to the San Francisco Foundation trustees of the Miller Trust. The total grant funding varies each year.

For 2019, Winn Feline Foundation is excited to have made the following recommendations for Miller Trust Grant Awards totaling $133,813:

Precision Medicine Genomics for Cats (continuation) – $35,000
Principal Investigator: Leslie Lyons, PhD; University of Missouri; MT19-001

Cats are Not Dogs: Addressing Drug Failure in Cats – $21,294
Principal Investigators: Drs. M. Katherine Tolbert and Bradley T. Simon; Texas A & M University, Dr. Mark G. Papich; North Carolina State, Dr. Aarti Kathrani; Royal Veterinary College; MT19-006

Defining stem cell-induced alterations in CD8+ T cells in cats with chronic gingivostomatitis – $27,500
Principal Investigator: Dori Borjesson; University of California – Davis; MT19-007

Using probiotics to modulate the respiratory microbiome in feline allergic asthma – $34,686
Principal Investigators: Drs. Carol Reinero and Aida Vientos-Plotts; University of Missouri; MT19-008

Evaluation of flash glucose monitoring systems in diabetic cats – $15,333
Principal Investigator: Stefanie DeMonaco; Virginia-Maryland College; MT19-010

In addition to the Miller Trust Grant recommendations, the Winn Feline Foundation will be awarding additional funding for the following:

Biologic variability of cardiac biomarkers in healthy cats and cats with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – $20,800
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ryan Fries; University of Illinois; MTW19-009 (Ricky Fund $14,600 and Winn General Fund $6,200)