NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, February 2021

Donors and Support

  • With Yogi Crowe Scholarship, the class of 2023’s Jessica Lambert makes the most of her opportunities and plans to give back to her Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians community. ow.ly/DzVZ50DriwK

Diversity and Inclusion

  • During a recent American Veterinary Medical Association conference, Allen Cannedy discussed combating racism in veterinary medicine. ow.ly/CMqt50DsoX9

In the Spotlight

A hero’s legacy: A look at the impact of Alfreda Johnson Webb.

Faculty and Staff

  • Steve Marks named a 2021 Health Care Hero by the Triangle Business Journal. ow.ly/rB2k50DEDN1
  • A study led by Gustavo Machado outlines a three-model approach to trace the between-farm spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. ow.ly/SlaU50DDCIr
  • An innovative knee surgery led by Daniel Duffy helps an alpaca get back on his feet. ow.ly/jeg650DCyPh
  • Liara Gonzalez named a NC State University Faculty Scholar. ow.ly/OrbF50DBwFf
  • New research by Alix Berglund and Lauren Schnabel may result in more effective stem cell treatment approaches for both horses and humans. ow.ly/cIDv50DACop
  • Olivia Petritz and Julie Balko chat with the Museum of Life and Science about their collaboration with a Duke researcher studying the impact of urbanization on squirrels. ow.ly/tHVB50DyQ35
  • Sid Thakur featured in a Medspace story on a new drug-resistant strain of Salmonella Typhi. medscape.com/viewarticle/945986?src=soc_tw_share
  • A research team led by Ke Cheng creates a trifunctional contraceptive gel. ow.ly/50Pn50Dp33Y
  • A culture of support fuels a rise in research grant successes at the CVM. ow.ly/hlD250DxHGK
TPLO alpaca duffy

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Daniel Duffy (center), performs an arthroscopy in preparation for a TPLO surgery on an alpaca. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine.

  • A study co-led by Casey Theriot reveals that the probiotic Lactobacillus bacteria uses enzymes situationally to manipulate bile acids and promote their own survival in the gut. ow.ly/kiYz50DvIen
  • Derek Foster chats with WRAL about Claire the goat’s remarkable recovery. ow.ly/mB0G50DvsTt
  • David Dorman breaks down the science behind the potential of dogs to identify and track those with COVID-19. ow.ly/Md4i50DsnCV. Dorman also talked to ABC 11 about dogs sniffing out COVID-19. ow.ly/8X1o50Dq7li
  • Brian Gilger becomes just the second-ever veterinarian to receive a Gold Fellowship from the Association for Research in Vision and ophthalmology. ow.ly/9DP450DqaD6
  • New research led by Sid Thakur and Ph.D. candidate Dawn Hull has found that Campylobacter bacteria persist throughout poultry production – from farm to grocery shelves – and that two of the most common strains are exchanging genetic material. ow.ly/MAWJ50DIH1N
  • Sarah Musulin talks with ABC 11 about the pandemic-related shortage in dog and cat blood donations — and how owners can help. ow.ly/vMwc50Dp2Or