Population Systems Signature Program Funding

Through a competitive process, the Office of the Associate Dean for Research in partnership with the Population Systems Signature Program steering committee leads, award funds to College of Veterinary Medicine research projects. Proposals are solicited annually through a Request for Applications.

The program is not currently accepting applications. Please check back for future funding opportunities. 

Past Awardees

Research Grants

The following projects were selected for funding in FY15. 

Evaluating the effect of different hoof trimming techniques and timing on dairy cow well-being and performance 

Principal Investigator: Gerard Cramer, Dept. of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota 
Co-Investigators:  Nigel Cook, Dept. of Medical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sarah Wagner, Dept. of Animal Sciences, North Dakota State University, Grant Stoddard, Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota 

Genomic characterization of S. aureus transmission at the human/livestock interface 

Principal Investigator: Peter Davies, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota 
Co-Investigators: Doug Marthaler, Dept. of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Srinand Sreevatsan, Dept. of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota 

Characterization of a novel iron regulation system of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis

Principal Investigator: Srinand Sreevatsan, Dept. of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
Co-Investigators: Raul Barletta, University of Nebraska, John Bannatine, National Animal Disease Center, USDA

Eco-Epidemiology of Amphibian Health and Disease in Minnesota

Principal Investigator: Dominic Travis, Dept. of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota
Co-Principal Investigator: Tiffany Wolf, Dept.of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota and Minnesota Zoo
Co-Investigators: Tara Harris, Minnesota Zoo, Allan Pessier, San Diego Zoological Society

Planning Grant

Incorporating captive managed avian collections into Minnesota's avian influenza planning

Principal Investigator: Michelle Willette, Dept. of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
Co-Investigators: Julia Ponder, Dept. of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota, Carol Cardona, Dept. of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine< University of Minnesota, Yvonne Nadler, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Patrick Redig, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences