For First Time, Morris Animal Foundation Names Veterinarian As Executive Director

The 44-year-old Morris Animal Foundation is one of the few granting agencies in the United States to which researchers investigating animal medicine can turn for funding support. The group's new executive director, Robert Hilsenroth, says he hopes that under his leadership, the foundation not only will make significant gains in public awareness, but also will increase the size of its endowment. Hilsenroth, a veterinarian in Denver who sold his private practice 2 1/2 months ago, says he is th

Ron Kaufman
Oct 25, 1992
The 44-year-old Morris Animal Foundation is one of the few granting agencies in the United States to which researchers investigating animal medicine can turn for funding support. The group's new executive director, Robert Hilsenroth, says he hopes that under his leadership, the foundation not only will make significant gains in public awareness, but also will increase the size of its endowment.

Hilsenroth, a veterinarian in Denver who sold his private practice 2 1/2 months ago, says he is the first licensed veterinarian to become a full-time staff member of the Englewood, Colo., foundation. This year, he says, the 62 studies currently under way received just under $1 million in foundation funding. The foundation awards the vast majority of its grants to studies in medical research affecting dogs, cats, horses, and some zoo animals (Judy Henderson, The Scientist, July 20, 1992, page 22).

Hilsenroth says competition for Morris Foundation grants is...

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