Translational Pharmacology and Physiology Program has awarded three $5000 pilot project grants. This year, the awards were made through an application process. The awarded grants were “Characterization of Glial Cell Network and Mechanisms of Glial-Mediated Mucosal Barrier Repairs in a Neonatal Pig Model of Intestinal Ischemia – PI: Anthony Blikslager (CVM), Co-PIs: Amanda Ziegler (Associate Member, CVM), Laurieanne Van Landeghem (CVM), Jack Odle (CALS). Modulating Effects of Synthetic Peptide Larazotide on Repair of Ischemic-Injured Porcine Jejunum – PI: Anthony Blikslager (CVM), Co-PIs Kristen Messenger (CVM), Liliana Hernandez (Associate Member, CVM), Innovate Biopharmaceuticals. “Assessment of Canine Cerebrospinal Fluid for Antibodies (NMDA, CASPR2, AMPA, LGI1, DPPX, and GABAB) Predictive of Autoimmune-Mediated Encephalitis to Confirm Novel Diagnoses in Veterinary Medicine – PI: Natasha Olby (CVM), Co-PIs: Jeff Yoder (CVM), Emma Stafford (Associate Member, CVM), Amanda Kortum (CVM).