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One Health: Vet Med Researcher Lands Grant To Study Pediatric Cancer

July 27, 2017

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Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles

Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles [a veterinarian]


By Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Staff


Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles [DVM, DACVIM (oncology)], an associate professor and the Dr. Fred A. and Vola N. Palmer Chair in Comparative Oncology in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Small Animal Clinical Sciences Department, has been awarded a $94,255 research grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

“Dr. Wilson-Robles is a quintessential clinician-scholar whose independent and collaborative discoveries are carving the path to a better understanding of cancer and, ultimately, to effective cancer treatments in canine patients that will eventually translate to human patients,” said Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University.

Wilson-Robles’ grant is one of 90 given to professors from across the country by St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The foundation is providing $23.5 million in its summer grant cycle to support the brightest minds in the pediatric cancer field. ...

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Editor’s note: This is a significant example (among many others) demonstrating the critical need for more rapidly recognizing and implementing the One Health approach for comparative medicine/translational medicine research.  On May 10, 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement to the One Health Initiative team/website endorsing One Health or

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