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ARDF Announces 2015 Alternatives Research Grant Awards

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ARDF is pleased to announce that its 2015 Alternatives Research Grant Program has made its selections. ARDF has awarded $220,000 to scientists developing alternative methods in a variety of areas of medical research, testing, and education.

Congratulations to awardees:


April Davis, PhD and William Lee, PhD
HEALTH RESEARCH, INC./NEW YORK STATE, MENANDS, NY
Immortalization of Insectivorous Bat Cells


Boel Fransson, DVM, PhD and Claude Ragle, DVM
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, PULLMAN, WA
Validation of a High-Fidelity Canine Ovariohysterectomy Model for Surgical Simulation Training and Skills Assessment


Chaitali Ghosh, PhD
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION, CLEVELAND, OH
Neurovascular Humanized In Vitro System to Assess Drug-induced Neurotoxicity


Lei Kerr, PhD
MIAMI UNIVERSITY, OXFORD, OH
Development of Respiratory Device for the Study of Nanomaterials Deposition in Nasal Olfactory Region


Yusuke Marikawa, PhD
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, HONOLULU, HI
In Vitro Morphogenesis Model of Human Embryonic Stem Cells For Developmental Toxicity Tests


Lawrence Vernetti , PhD
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, PITTSBURGH, PA
A Microfluidic Human Liver to Study Fatty Liver Disease Progression


ARDF expresses its appreciation to the Institute for In Vitro Sciences of Gaithersburg, Maryland, for coordinating the review process, and thanks all applicants who submitted proposals and others for their interest in developing alternative methods of conducting high quality scientific research. For more information about Alternatives Research & Development Foundation, visit their website

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