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NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Hosts Seminar on Regenerative Medicine and Pet Health

The NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research will host a free public seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 on regenerative medicine studies at NC State and how these investigations benefit pet health and well-being.

Topics covered in 15-minute segments and presented for a general public include an overview on regenerative medicine and stem cell activity at NC State, an update on using stem cells for canine spinal cord injuries, regenerative medicine approach to treating urinary incontinence, and the latest in limb sparing and transdermal osseointegration.

Regenerative medicine clinical trials and research investigations at the College of Veterinary Medicine not only promote new treatments for companion animals but the knowledge gained contributes to advancing human health. This One Medicine / One Health concept is the basis for the Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research.

The seminar will be held in the North Theater of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s main building on the NC State Centennial Biomedical Campus. Call 919.513.6427 or e-mail to reserve a seat. The Centennial Biomedical Campus is located at 1060 William Moore Drive in Raleigh at the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Road.


  • 1: Welcome and Introduction
  • 1:15: Introduction to Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells–Dr. Jorge Piedrahita, Professor of Genomics
    • Read article on developments in regenerative medicine in News & Observer.
    • Read Dr. Piedrahita’s article “The promise of regenerative medicine” in the CVM Magazine.
  • 1:30: Making the Connection–Enhancing Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury–Dr. Natasha Olby, Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
    • Watch video Dr. Olby’s pioneering work.
  • 1:45: Regenerative Medicine Approaches to the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence–Dr. Shelly Vaden, Professor of Internal Medicine
    • Read Abstract on Dr. Vaden’s research sponsored by the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
  • 2: Regenerative Medicine and Orthopedics–Limb Sparing and Transdermal Osseointegration–Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
    • Read news release on limb-sparing implants for treating canine osteosarcome.
    • Watch videos on dog Zeus and cat Cyrano, two prosthetic implant patients.
  • 2:15-3: Question and Answer