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Innovation has its awards

2014 William and Eleanor Cave Award

ARDF presented the 2014 William and Eleanor Cave Award to Frank Gerberick, Ph.D. on November 12, 2014, in recognition of his career achievements in developing alternative test methods. Before a gathering in Bethesda, Maryland, ARDF President, Sue Leary, praised Dr. Gerberick (a Victor Mills Society Research Fellow, Skin Toxicology, at the Procter & Gamble Company) as a "model scientist." Read More...

2014 Grants Awarded

ARDF is pleased to announce the recipients
of the 2014 Alternatives Research Grants

Congratulations to Awardees
Amander T. Clark, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Developing new in vitro models to screen modifier of the germ line epigenome
Emanuela Corsini, PhD
Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Development of a mechanistic-based in vitro method to estimate the sensitization induction level for contact allergens
Luca Cucullo, PhD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
A humanized dynamic 3D liver platform to reduce animal utilization for the screening of drug metabolism and hepatotoxicity
Thomas Hartung, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
A 3D in vitro "mini-brain" model to study Parkinson's disease
Xiaozhong Yu, MD, PhD
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Pathway-base in vitro mini-testis model for reproductive and developmental toxicity testing
Download the 2013 Grant Announcement The Foundation wishes to thank all applicants who submitted proposals and others for their interest in developing alternative methods of conducting high quality scientific research.

Please continue to check this website for announcements about future grant programs.

Additional Information

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The mission of the Alternatives Research & Development Foundation is to fund and promote the development, validation and adoption of non-animal methods in biomedical research, product testing and education.
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