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News and Updates, January 2017

Faculty and Staff

  • Edward Breitschwerdt, Allen Cannedy honored by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. https://goo.gl/AOB460
  • Steve Marks discusses common illnesses shared by humans and pets with WRAL. https://goo.gl/J0lPu9
  • Laura L. Nelson of Michigan State University appointed associate dean and director of academic affairs at the CVM. https://goo.gl/6rdLli

CVM Research 

  • Morris Animal Foundation awards highly competitive feline health grants to Paul Hess and Duncan Lascelles.  https://goo.gl/71eBF0
  • Research from Ke Cheng and his team finds that synthetic stem cells could offer therapeutic benefits and reduced risks. https://goo.gl/x50xh8
  • The Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology, a collaboration between the CVM and the Duke Cancer Institute, to host second symposium on Feb. 17. https://goo.gl/jVREMR
  • Kenneth Adler’s groundbreaking cancer research, decades in the making, showcased on UNC-TV’s “NC Now.” https://goo.gl/Rm12hN

Alumni and Students

  • Ethan Hefner one of six 2016 veterinary graduates awarded a scholarship from the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation. https://goo.gl/ekYdgS
  • Dual DVM/Ph.D. candidate Danielle Mzyk awarded inaugural scholarship from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. https://goo.gl/FBwAjf
  • Jennifer Federico (DVM, ’08) leads the Wake County Animal Center with tireless, innovative vision. https://goo.gl/mctkun
  • Amie Pflaum, class of 2020, encourage students to commit their lives to service during a Stellar Student Series talk. https://goo.gl/RSYm5y
  • Future farm animal veterinarians trained in a new program for effective drug use as part of CVM’s Continuing Veterinary Medical Education program. https://goo.gl/aFGAaQ

Donors and support

  • The Fritz and Softy Equine Scholarship supports a dedication to equine medicine. https://goo.gl/jojOqj
  • NC State, UNC-Pembroke sign veterinary scholars agreement to help make veterinary medicine careers more accessible to historically underrepresented groups. https://goo.gl/RBevUX
  • A grant from the Petco Foundation seeks to increase understanding of how to treat cancers in exotic animals. https://goo.gl/4QV7Na
  • The Equine Memorial Program Fund continues to further the educational goals of aspiring equine veterinarians. https://goo.gl/b1s2TF