News and Updates, July 2020

Diversity and Inclusion

As the first Black graduate of the CVM, the class of 1986’s Tracy Hanner has spent his career pushing for diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine. A now-fully funded scholarship bearing his name continues his legacy. http://ow.ly/4Woi50AyT1e

Allen Cannedy talks to the AVMA about the CVM’s commitment to fighting racism in veterinary medicine. http://ow.ly/ImTQ50AwMod

Donors and Support

Dianne Dunning (http://ow.ly/9qeL50ADYAJ) and Steve Marks (http://ow.ly/gJYO50AmLIH) receive the Randy and Susan Ward Coat of Excellence.

The class of 2023’s Sarah Scott-Cruz is grateful for the opportunities the Annable Scholarship creates at the CVM. http://ow.ly/R4Bm50AHam1 

Alumni and Students

Francess Blake and Alexis Roach

The class of 2023’s Francess Blake (left) and Alexis Roach. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine.

The class of 2023’s Alexis Roach and Francess Blake talk with the AVMA’s My Veterinary Life podcast about what it’s like to be in veterinary school with your best friend. http://ow.ly/JaEa50ADl8R

An innovative video created by NC State summer students in the CVM Research Veterinary Scholars Program showcases the equine lymphatic system. http://ow.ly/ZaWn50AJ7rw

Faculty and Staff

A new gut microbiome study led by Karen Muñana may guide new treatments for canine epilepsy.  http://ow.ly/29lo50AK9mX

Jorge Piedrahita discusses how the Comparative Medicine Institute advances innovative research and strengthens training in biomedical sciences. http://ow.ly/6rhG50AJ3k0

Julie Nettifee is one of just five finalists nationwide for the 2020 American Humane Hero Veterinary Nurse Award. Voting runs through Aug. 13. http://ow.ly/jDRF50AF634

Thierry Olivry receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the European College of Veterinary Dermatology. http://ow.ly/2QYh50AB1B3

New to the CVM family: Meet Yu Ueda, clinical assistant professor. http://ow.ly/SDDL50AsR6s

Greg Lewbart talks about North Carolina snakes, how much of a threat they actually are to humans and animals and more. http://ow.ly/CUoX50AzZAp

Laura Nelson, Amy Snyder, Kate Fiebrandt and Tiffany Pridgen receive Academy of Educators teaching awards. http://ow.ly/6VFA50AxPjT

Matthew Breen talks with NIEHS about how the organization’s grant helped him study dogs to better understand how human exposure to chemicals may lead to cancer. http://ow.ly/FgqB50As5wq

Anthony Blikslager named Department of Clinical Sciences head. http://ow.ly/ubxE50AlVKV

Lizette Hardie

Lizette Hardie works with students in the CVM’s Simulation Lab. Photo by Nathan Latil/NC State Veterinary Medicine

Lizette Hardie has guided class after class of CVM students with firm yet affirming hands. Now begins a new chapter. http://ow.ly/tLQt50ArICb

Research led by Ed Breitschwerdt connects a newly recognized pathogen to chronic health problems in dogs, including heart infections. http://ow.ly/kQ7g50AtRQq

Steve Marks talks to Women’s Running about how to have the best summer runs with dogs. http://ow.ly/aSUw50At90L

With help from NC State DELTA, a CVM global health course taught by Andy Stringer uses immersive virtual reality to take students to Ethiopia to study food security. http://ow.ly/n4vP50AnScv

Photography for this story was taken prior to enhanced COVID-19 safety and mask protocol established for CVM faculty, staff and students, as well as the general public. The latest information on our protocol can be found here: https://cvm.ncsu.edu/coronavirus-update-nc-state-veterinary-hospital