Lascola Named to Morris Foundation Advisory Board

Dr. Kara Lascola, DVM, associate professor of equine internal medicine in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named to the Morris Animal Foundation’s Large Animal Scientific Advisory Board.

The Morris Foundation, founded in 1948 and headquartered in Denver, Co., is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that has invested more than $126 million to date in research having a global impact on animal health. Dr. Lascola’s appointment continues a trend of Auburn veterinary faculty members serving on Morris boards, as Dr. Ellen Behrend, VMD, Joezy Griffin Endowed Professor and Alumni Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, recently completed a two-year term on the Foundation’s Clinical Advisory Board after serving 2012-2016 on its Small Animal Scientific Advisory Board.

Morris Scientific Advisory Board members are nominated by their peers and approved by the Foundation’s trustees. They serve four-year terms, and each contributes more than 100 volunteer hours per year. Their efforts not only ensure the Foundation funds the highest-quality research, but also provide critical feedback to unfunded investigators on how to improve their research proposals. Both outcomes are integral to the advancement of veterinary research. In addition, throughout the year board members evaluate progress reports, requests for study changes, and other requests to ensure the Foundation’s studies continue to improve the health and quality of life for animals around the world.

In addition to her new role with the Morris Foundation, Dr. Lascola is also an active member of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her research interests include respiratory disease and physiology, development of novel approaches to image the lung, and pharmacology.

Contact Mike Jernigan – Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine