NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, November 2020

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Allen Cannedy will lead a session on race and inclusion issues in veterinary medicine as part of the AVMA’s new Brave Space Certificate Program focusing on workplace inclusivity. http://ow.ly/bzVo50CpukS
  • CVM named a pilot participant in the NC State Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity’s Intercultural Development Inventory. http://ow.ly/W7N850CxEOw

Donors and Support

Paola Cruz Ramos

The class of 2022’s Paola Cruz Ramos. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine.

  • Joslin Rosa-Rios and her pet rabbit, Fluffy, are inseparable. Clinical expertise and financial assistance from the Petco Foundation and the Blue Buffalo Cancer Treatment Fund ensures it stays that way. http://ow.ly/4KCo50CmOJo
  • Annable Scholar Paola Cruz Ramos guided by the power of positive thinking as a member of the class of 2022. http://ow.ly/cYv450C3Naa

Faculty and Staff

  • Teresa DeFrancesco discusses current research into nutrition-related canine dilated cardiomyopathy and the importance of veterinarians asking about diet when treating heart conditions. http://ow.ly/feBT50Cux0l
  • Lauren Schnabel and NC State chemist Joshua Pierce had never worked together before, but their first research partnership may be a giant leap forward in treating common but often life-threatening infections in animals and humans. http://ow.ly/ZdxY50CnVW6
  • Brian Gilger named a distinguished alumnus in academia by the Auburn University CVM. http://ow.ly/9ZFx50CjJzk
  • Researchers including Grayson Walker and Luke Borst find that when a particular strain of Enterococcus is found alongside E. coli in avian colibacillosis, there is a higher rate of fatality than when the infection is caused by E. coli alone. http://ow.ly/YjC650ChBOV
  • Research led by Barbara Qurollo identifies new Rickettsia species in dogs. http://ow.ly/ad9q50CgwUC
  • A first-of-its-kind collaboration between the CVM and UNC Project-Malawi is fighting the rise of antimicrobial resistance in Africa. http://ow.ly/Guy950Cfkl3
  • Lauren Schnabel discusses promising equine stem cell therapies with The Horse. http://ow.ly/1Hgo50CdwPZ
    Schnabel

    Lauren Schnabel, associate professor of equine orthopedic surgery. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine.

  • Ed Breitschwerdt talks with LymeDisease.org about how “hiding an epidemic caused by a genus of bacteria may be easier than one might think.” http://ow.ly/MYtV50CxENc
  • Greg Lewbart chats about the bond humans share with some of the most unconventional creatures on an episode of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ “Love Nature: The Biophilia Podcast.” http://ow.ly/yfpQ50CazHe

Students and Alumni

  • Phillip Nelson (Ph.D., ’93), whose 40-year career in veterinary medicine has included HIV research and serving as a vital voice for diversity in the profession, is the recipient of this year’s CVM Distinguished Alumni Award. http://ow.ly/xB9c50CqayS
  • A severed spinal cord is disastrous for people, but not so for some remarkable animal species. A rescued snapping turtle named Funfetti treated by the student-run Turtle Rescue Team is living proof. http://ow.ly/zHch50Cpahn
  • 2009 alum Lauren Charles is the analytics lead for BioFeed, a global bio-surveillance tool that helped U.S. analysts in December 2019 track what was then an unknown pneumonia sickening people in China. The virus was later dubbed COVID-19. http://ow.ly/vjJw50Cacck