News and updates, January 2018

Faculty and Staff

  • A Washington Post story features a study co-authored by Craig Harms that shows for the first time that right whale stress hormones can be accurately measured by sifting through its feces.
  • Research from Christopher Adin finds that tiny bilirubin-filled capsules could improve survival of transplanted pancreatic cells.
  • Steve Marks talks to the Herald-Sun about danger of dogs eating chocolate ( and discusses New Year’s pet resolutions with WRAL (
  • Q&A: Nimet Browne is a helping hand for critically ill newborn foals.
  • A study from Ke Cheng finds that “decorated” stem cells could offer targeted heart repair.
  • Matthew Breen talks with American Veterinarian about enlisting dogs in the war on cancer.
  • The Technician features the depth of veterinary research ongoing at the CVM.

 CVM in the Snow!

Alumni and Students

  • Graduate student Tyler Allen lands on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list of young scientists to watch.

Donors and Support

  • Behavior training gives rescue dog a fresh start — and inspires owners to give.
  • The enduring Salsbury Endowed Scholarship Fund continues to make veterinary dreams come true at the CVM.
  • Beck Hallmann has never been to campus, but she’s a committed supporter of the CVM’s fight against feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • Class of 1994’s Nancy Rathbun-Ramsey may practice out of the state, but the CVM is never far from her mind.