This image is an example of New Bolton Center’s standing robotic imaging computed tomography (CT) system in action. This system is one of the powerful diagnostic imaging tools being used in the bisphosphonate study, in addition to New Bolton Center’s new standing positron emission tomography (PET) system. New Bolton Center was the first veterinary teaching hospital in the world to deploy the standing robotic CT imaging system and is just the second veterinary hospital in the world to implement the use of an equine PET scanner.

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $ 20,000 to the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine to be used for equine research.

In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine research, TERF annually provides grant funding to organizations that are engaged in the research of issues which impact equine health. Funding will be used to support research by Mary Robinson, VMD, PhD in a study of the use of bisphosphonates to medically treat equines. Bisphosphonates inhibit bone breakdown and are useful for treating bone disorders in horses. The study will provide evidence for a better understanding of the impact of the use of bisphosphonates in the treatment of Thoroughbreds for these issues which can significantly impact an equine’s quality of life.

TERF’s grants reflect the values set forth by founders Herb and Ellen Moelis. TERF’s current Board, includes co-Chairs Kathleen Anderson DVM, and James Orsini DVM, Margaret H. Duprey, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, Ellen and Herb Moelis, Wendy Moon, Anita Motion, Toni Orsini, Scott Palmer VMD, Josh Pons and Lucy Zungailia.

To learn more about the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation please visit To make a tax deductible donation to TERF, please visit or send a donation to TERF c/o The Chester County Community Foundation, 28 West Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382.

For further information, contact:

Beth Harper Briglia, CPA & CAP, Vice President, Philanthropy Services
Chester County Community Foundation (610) 696-8045

Beth Krallis, Marketing & Communications Officer
Chester County Community Foundation (484) 887-0467


The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation is a fund of the Chester County Community Foundation. A copy of the Chester County Community Foundation’s official registration and financial information may be obtained by calling the PA Dept. of State at 1-800-732-0999 (toll free in PA). Registration does not imply endorsement. EIN 23-2773822. For more information about TERF please visit For additional information, please contact Beth Harper Briglia, Vice President, Philanthropy Services, Chester County Community Foundation, (610) 696-8211