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2017 Excellence In Feline Research Award Recipient

Winn Feline Foundation

Vicki Thayer, DVM, DABVP (Feline)
Executive Director
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Steve Dale, CABC
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For Immediate Release

Dr. B. Duncan X. Lascelles Receives 2017 Excellence in Feline Research Award

Wyckoff, NJ, August 14, 2017
: Winn Feline Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of cats, is pleased to announce that Duncan X. Lascelles, BSc, BVSc, PhD, is the recipient of the 2017 American Veterinary Medical Foundation/Winn Feline Foundation Excellence in Feline Research Award.


The award was presented to Dr. Lascelles at the 2017 National Veterinary Scholars Symposium on August 4th at the National Institute of Health headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. Established in 2009 by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and Winn Feline Foundation, this award honors a candidate’s contribution to advancing feline health through their research.

“Winn is pleased to partner with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation on this award and we are delighted to recognize Dr. Lascelles for his important work advancing pain recognition and management in cats,” said Dr. Shila K. Nordone, board president, Winn Feline Foundation. “Dr. Lascelles’ work in diagnosing and treating feline degenerative joint disease has been especially significant.”

Dr. Lascelles is a boarded veterinary surgeon at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He divides his time between teaching, providing clinical surgical service, and performing research to improve the understanding of pain recognition, pain control, and chronic pain management in the cat, particularly for feline degenerative joint disease. He runs the Comparative Pain Research and Education Program at the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, a program specifically designed to bring increased attention and emphasis on high-quality research and effective education of pain recognition and management in domestic animals.

Since 1995, Dr. Lascelles has published 51 peer-reviewed papers, seven book chapters and 64 scientific abstracts, all focused on pain recognition or pain management in the cat. His clinically-relevant research has resulted in an increased recognition of how pain is diagnosed in the cat, how pain can be alleviated and reduced through early recognition, and how pain can be managed more thoughtfully and safely for cats with chronic disease.

“Dr. Lascelles is a gifted veterinary surgeon, mentor, and researcher,” according to Dr. Kate Meurs, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. “He is a veterinarian who believes in the value of high-quality, clinically-relevant research for improving the state of veterinary care that we provide our patients.”


About Winn Feline Foundation

Winn Feline Foundation is the only nonprofit organization focused exclusively on feline health. Since 1968, Winn Feline Foundation has funded more than $6 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide. Through research funding and education, Winn positively impacts the health and well-being of every cat, every day.  For further information and to support Winn’s mission, visit www.winnfelinefoundation.org.

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