Boehringer Ingelheim is a leader in human and animal health, and the company’s decades-long partnership with the University of Georgia has yielded significant results, improving the lives of students, educators, researchers, farmers, livestock, pets and pet owners alike.

One researcher who has benefitted significantly from this collaboration is Frane Banovic, associate professor of veterinary dermatology in UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine. His lab focuses on inflammatory skin diseases of animals like dogs, cats, and horses. With an increasing prevalence of these diseases across species, Banovic has been sounding the alarm bells for more precise therapeutics in this field.

That’s where Boehringer Ingelheim stepped in. The company has sponsored projects through Banovic and his lab that have led to significant advances in the field. “It’s really a unique opportunity for all of us to grow,” Banovic said of the collaboration.