NC State CVM Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

Excellence is in our pedigree. Our passion for animals and our commitment to improving the care and quality of life of all species has resulted in numerous accolades.

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At the top of our field 

NC State Veterinary Medicine has many distinguished faculty, staff and students. Members of the CVM community have been recognized at the university, state, national and international level. College faculty are also well represented in leadership positions at several veterinary specialty organizations.

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NC State Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff have been honored numerous times by the College, the University, and peer groups nationally and internationally. 

National and State Honors and Awards

AKC Canine Health Foundation – Asa Mays Award for Excellence in Canine Health Research
Matthew Breen, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2007

American Association of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 
Jim Riviere, Distinguished Fellow, 2009

American College of Veterinary Dermatology 
Thierry Olivry, Award for Excellence for Outstanding Contributions to Science and Teaching, 2004

American College of Veterinary Surgeons 
Callie Fogle, Clinical Research Paper of the Year, 2009

American Gastroenterology Association Fellowship 
Anthony Blikslager – 2010

American Thoracic Society 
Kenneth Adler, Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments, 2006

Animal & Health Inspection Service Administrator’s Civil Rights Award
Allen Cannedy, Director, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs – 2007

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Thierry Olivry, Naming of the Dermatology Clinic at the as “Small Animal Dermatology Unit Thierry Olivry”, 2003

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 
Chris McGahan, Fellow, Gold Level–permanent status

Association of Avian Veterinarians 
Keven Flammer, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008

European Association of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology 
Jim Riviere, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2006

European College of Veterinary Dermatology 
Thierry Olivry, President, 2009

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Jim Riviere, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology – 2004

International Society for Eye Research 
Chris McGahan, Secretary, (elected position–second to President of the Society) 2007-2011

National Advisory Eye Council 
Chris McGahan, member, NIH–appointed by the US Secretary of Health and Human Services – 2006-2010

NC Veterinary Medical Association – Distinguished Veterinarian of the Year 
Dennis Wages, Professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology – 2008

NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute – MERIT Award (10 year award)
Kenneth Adler, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2004-2014

Specialty Organization Honors and Awards

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Barbara Sherman, President

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Eleanor Hawkins, President
Natasha Olby, President of Neurology Speciality
Steve Marks, President of Internal Medicine Specialty
Marlene Hauck, Forum Program Committee

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists 
Brian Gilger, President-Elect

American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Donald Meuten, Immediate Past-President

American College of Veterinary Radiology
Don Thrall, Editor-in-Chief of Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound

American College of Zoological Medicine
Craig Harms, President

American Thoracic Society
Kenneth Adler, Editor of American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology

Association for Women Veterinarians
Dr. Suzanne Stoskopf, Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year – 2006

European College of Veterinary Dermatology
Thierry Olivry, President

British Small Animal Veterinary Association – Simon Award
Duncan Lascelles, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences – 2008

University Honors and Awards

UNC Board of Governors O. Max Gardner Award – UNC system’s highest faculty honor 
Kenneth Adler, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2005
Jim Riviere, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology – 1999

Holladay Medal for Excellence – NCSU’s highest faculty honor 
Kenneth Adler, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2004

C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award
Jay Levine, Professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, 2010

Office for Diversity and African American Affairs – Faculty Diversity Award 
Peter Cowen, Associate Professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology – 2008

Outstanding Extension Service Award 
Martin Liebstein-Bellia, Lecturer, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, 2010
Edward Breitschwerdt, Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences – 2009
Maria Correa, Associate Professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology – 2009
Mark Alley, Clinical Instructor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology – 2008
Prema Arasu, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2007
Dennis Wages, Professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology – 2007
Allen Cannedy, Director, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs – 2006
Recipients prior to 2006 

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor
Jim Riviere, Professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, 2010
Barbara Sherry, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2008
Wayne Tompkins, Professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, 1999
Kenneth Adler, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, 1998

Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award
Kenneth Adler, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, 1999
Matthew Breen, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2007
Recipients prior to 2007

Academy of Outstanding Teachers 
Philip Sannes, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2009
Cliff Swanson, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2008
Lloyd Fleisher, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2007
Jill Barnes, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2006
Recipients prior to 2006 

Staff Awards for Excellence – College of Veterinary Medicine
Joy Beaston, Jennifer Holmes and Dane Johnston – 2014
Dan Aber, Robin Lazaro and Patty Spears – 2013
Gail Druley, Henry Marr and Kelly Wick – 2012 
Curtis Colwell, Patty Sceoura and Ken Satterwhite – 2011
Tom Krupa, Julie Nettifee – Osborne and Mitsu Suymoto – 2010
Barbara Hegarty, Damian Launer and Kelly Vanderlaske – 2009
Shane Christian, Anne Crews and Liz Russell – 2008

College Honors and Awards

Zoetis (Formally Pfizer) Distinguished Teaching Award
Luke BorstAssistant Professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology – 2014
Steve Marks, Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences – 2013
Derek Foster, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology – 2012
Lysa Posner, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2011
Mat Gerard, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences – 2010
Steve Marks, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences – 2009
Jim Floyd, Professor, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology – 2008

Zoetis (Formally Pfizer) Animal Health Award for Research Excellence
Jody Gookin, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences – 2014
Natasha Olby, Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences – 2013  
Duncan Lascelles, Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences – 2012
Barbara Sherry, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2011
Thierry Olivry, Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences
Jorge Piedrahita, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2009
Mark Papich, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2008
Matthew Breen, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, 2007

The Leroy Coggins Graduate Fellowship Award
Emily Medlin – 2014
Liara Gonzalez – 2013
Kristen Messenger – 2012
Raphael Labens – 2011
Katie Sheats – 2010
Laura Neuder – 2009
Natalie Cherry – 2009
John Marshall – 2008

Huffman Leadership Award
Keven Flammer, Professor of Avian Medicine, 2016
Sandra Horton, Supervisor, Histology Lab, 2016
Lizette Hardie, Professor, Department Head, Clinical Sciences, 2015
Michael Davidson, Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences – 2014
Gigi Davidson, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services – 2014
Michael Stoskopf, Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences – 2013
Barbara Sherry, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2012
Barrett Slenning, Professor, Department of Population Health & Pathobiology – 2011
Mitsu Suyemoto, 2011
Chris McGahan, Professor, Department Head, Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2010
Kyle Mathews, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences – 2009
Patricia English, Office of Research and Graduate Studies – 2009
Mark Papich, Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences – 2008
Kathryn Byrd, Office of Continuing Education and Outreach – 2008

Distinguished Alumni Award
David Anderson – 2011
William Carr – 2010
Krista La Perle (Class of 1996) – 2009
Meg Sutherland-Smith (Class of 1989) – 2008
Steven Clark (Class of 1989) – 2007
Randy Jones (Class of 1985) – 2006
Jimmy Tickel (Class of 1987) – 2005