October 9, 2018
Barbara Fawver, editor Purina Pro Plan Update is Recipient of Winn Feline Foundation 2018 Media Award
Barbara Fawver has edited the Purina ProPlan Cat Update newsletter for many years, and is the 2018 recipient of the Winn Feline Media Appreciation Award. “Barb’s been he’s been incredibly proactive about focusing content on the latest news in cat health,” says Winn Feline Board Member Steve Dale, who surprised Fawver with the award.
The Winn Feline Foundation is typically the source of funding for the cutting edge research responsible for updates in feline medicine and behavior which Fawver herself writes about or assigns other writers. Some of those other writers have previously earned the Winn Feline Foundation Media Appreciation Award, including Fran Shaw and Kim Campbell Thornton.
“Barbara has more many years consistently been a true champion of communicating news regarding feline health to cat fanciers and cat caretakers,” adds Dale. “Barbara is incredibly adept at translated complex feline health issues into meaningful language which cat fanciers and cat caretakers can easily understand.”
Barbara’s been editing various publications at Purina for 21 years. She also edited a series of 20 breed-specific e-newsletters targeting health and genetic topics pertinent to individual breeds and often linked to feline research supported by the Winn Feline Foundation and canine research supported by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation. In the latest Purina ProPlan Cat Update, Fawver authored a piece called “Large-Scale International Study of Feline HCM: Provides Survival & Morbidity Data,” which focuses on the ground-breaking Winn funded study on occurrences and outcomes of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) by veterinary cardiologist Dr. Philip Fox; as well as the Ricky Fund to raise dollars to study this common cat heart disease.
The Winn Feline Media Appreciation Award was created to celebrate journalists who champion cat health and communicate messages regarding Winn’s participation supporting cat for 50 years.
About Winn Feline Foundation
The Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1968 by the Cat Fanciers Assoc. that supports studies of medical problems affecting all cats. Projects funded by Winn have provided information used every day in all aspects of feline medicine. For more information, visit www.winnfelinefoundation.org