News and Updates, February 2019

Faculty and Staff

  • Service dog research by Margaret Gruen awarded $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant.
  • A stem cell therapy first used in a study by Brian Gilger and Lauren Schnabel shows strong promise in treating a chronic equine eye disease.
  • New to the CVM family: Meet Andrea Tomas, clinical veterinarian in orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation/mobility.
  • A new computer program co-developed by Ben Callahan aims to reduce DNA contamination in microbial samples.
  • An internal research team led by Gustavo Machado develops a new mathematical model that may help control parasitic disease in Brazil.
  • Emily Sorah named NC State Veterinary Hospital pharmacy director.
  • David Dorman talks with WRAL about what pet owners need to know about the Science Diet dog food recall.
  • Sid Thakur joins forces with Duke University collaborator to stress the importance of a One Health approach to combating antimicrobial resistance.
  • How do pets show love? Margaret Gruen counts the ways.
  • After surgery at the NC State Veterinary Hospital, canine copilot Willie on the mend.
  • Lauren Schnabel named an NC State University Faculty Scholar.
  • What is it like to give a polar bear anesthesia for 8 hours? Alessio Vigani is one of the few veterinarians who know.
  • A study led by Kate Meurs has identified a gene associated with a common cause of heart disease in Dobermans, which would lead to new therapies for dogs and humans.
  • Amanda Bates, Andrew Rotz and Amy Synder launch PawCast, a podcast with advice on career development, personal finance and veterinary business skills.
  • Shivaramu Keelara Veerappa receives an Internationalization Seed Grant from the NC State Office of Global Engagement for research into antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella and E. coli.
  • Spit take: Study co-authors Brenda Stevens and Kenneth Royal discuss using salivary science to measure student stress during surgery training.
  • Two research projects with CVM authors among those cited as the most innovative equine studies of the past year.
  • NC State is one of the top research institutions with the most Fulbright U.S. scholars, including Prema Arasu.

Alumni and Students

  • Extraordinary alum: The Class of 2018’s Cameron Boggs sets up shop in Sandhills horse country.
  • Perry Jameson (DVM, ‘91) talks about how far veterinary medicine has come in 30 years.
  • Federal veterinarians, including U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist Megan Sission (DVM, ‘16), reflect on their career following the government shutdown.
  • The Technician previews an exciting year ahead for the student-run Turtle Rescue Team.

Donors and Support

  • Sandy Thach spent her NC State career helping students achieve their academic dreams. In retirement, she’s helping them even more at the CVM.
  • A friendship, a hurricane and a lasting tribute through the Gallop of Honor.