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CVM News, Updates for June

Jonathan Fogle is one of 10 scientists to receive a grant from the Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR) program to investigate questions related to long-term survival with HIV infection, and the prevention of HIV transmission. The
CNIHR program is a joint initiative of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for AIDS Research, and the International AIDS Society.
Dr. Fogle will use the two-year grant, which totals $300,000, to investigate the role particular subsets of T cells plays in HIV infection.

Ed Breitschwerdt was interviewed for a WRAL story on how a bite from the Lone Star tick can produce an antibody to Alpha-Gal and result in an
individual having an allergic reaction to red meat. Several area residents have been diagnosed with an Alpha-Gal allergic reaction following a tick bite.

Michael Davidson returned to the faculty on July 1 after serving as Director of Veterinary Medical Services and Associate Dean for 11 years. Veterinary Practice News was among the online publications reporting the milestone. Steve Marks will succeed Dr. Davidson.

The NC State Alumni Association annually honors faculty who excel in the classroom, laboratory, and in the field. Christine McGahan (research) and Laurel Degernes (extension) were among the 26 faculty members recognized during an awards ceremony designed to celebrate faculty dedication to NC State’s core values—teaching, research and extension.

Barbara Sherman was quoted in the online National Geographic’s “Weird & Wild” blog about feline behavior issues following the clipping of a cat’s claws.

The extension work Allen Cannedy does with the Gateway Veterinary Camp was profiled in a feature article by the Rocky Mount Telegram.
The week-long camp,
located at the Gateway Technology Center on the N.C. Wesleyan College campus, gives children an idea of what a career in the veterinary medicine involves. Activities included dissecting pig hearts, exploring animal health care, and learning about different zoonotic diseases.

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine formally announced that Eleanor Hawkins is the recipient of the ACVIM Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented annually to an ACVIM Diplomate and is given in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service by a Diplomate who has served as an ACVIM volunteer for 10 or more years.

Michael Martin is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association Animal Welfare Committee.
Members representing different disciplines are appointed by the AVMA Executive Board from nominations received from veterinary organizations.

Student Lindsay Lancaster, Class of 2017, had a contributed a post, “Hit the Nail on the Head or How to Select a Farrier”, that appeared in a Horse Girl TV blog. Richard Mansmann was quoted in the article.

An article in the Wilmington Star News detailed how Stephan Anderson, CVM 2004, co-owner of
Paws & Claws Animal Hospital in Wilmington, NC, removed a football-size mass from an 18-foot python for client
Cape Fear Serpentarium.

Diana, the last of the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Golden Retrievers, died on July 2. His passion for the nine dogs led Terry to become president of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation and to campaign for a new veterinary hospital. The Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center was dedicated in May of 2011.