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News and updates, October 2017

Faculty and Staff

  • Craig Harms discusses his passion for sea turtle care — and his new book on turtle health and rehabilitation. https://goo.gl/TDEUGD
  • Research from Barbara Sherry’s lab highlights the first-alert system the heart uses to protect itself from viral invasion. https://goo.gl/L8dUAD
  • Kenneth Royal receives an alumni leadership and service award from the University of Kentucky. https://goo.gl/1AxXWs
  • Geof Smith gives webinar on minimizing the effects weather-related stress on calves. https://goo.gl/qPKoHk
  • Kathryn Meurs discusses how the growing field of comparative medicine is helping to advance cancer therapy. https://goo.gl/tpUfGt. Matthew Breen featured in ABC 11 report on how studying dogs could help find cancer treatments for humans. https://goo.gl/WrdjGd
  • Matthew Breen receives Entrepreneur of the Year Award from NC State for his work on genetic testings for canine cancer. https://goo.gl/YYFst8
  • Research from Sid Thakur finds that bacteria can spread antibiotic resistance through soil. https://goo.gl/bsD1ix
  • Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf receives lifetime achievement award from the American College of Zoological Medicine, as well as the Emil Dolensek Award from the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. https://goo.gl/3Vti1W
  • Research co-authored by Ke Cheng offers a new approach to keeping cardiac stem cells in place and preventing their rejection. https://goo.gl/PKH6Se
  • Jenna Hartwell fills the gap between academia and real world employment with tireless energy. https://goo.gl/n8bjpk
  • Sid Thakur’s lab gets funding to continue GenomeTrakr program. https://goo.gl/RKvvhU
  • A study co-authored by Barbara Sherman and Margaret Gruen is the first to explore the role of two types of hormones in dog aggression. https://goo.gl/ut497N
  • Dave Dorman joins expert state panel on advisers on GenX, other public health issues. https://goo.gl/mZ6MyW
  • Brian Gilger discusses new research, treatments for chronic canine dry eye. https://goo.gl/q8C2nv

Alumni and Students

Donors and Support

  • Natasha Olby receives the largest endowed chair in NC State history (https://goo.gl/TDy3x8), through an extraordinary gift supporting aging pets from 1994 CVM alumna Kady Gjessing. (https://goo.gl/6ZtDGv).
  • At this year’s Kindred Companion’s event, we honored Francine Cronin and the unique bond she had with animals. https://goo.gl/ZyGXug
  • Cat with rare cancer gets a helping hand thanks to the Veterinary Hospital and the Petco Foundation. https://goo.gl/RVUqB2