News and Updates, September 2019

Faculty and Staff

  • New to the CVM family: Meet Danielle Pfaff, NC State Veterinary Hospital administrator.
  • A groundbreaking research project co-led by Liara Gonzalez could forever change the way we treat intestinal damage and disease. 
  • Jorge Piedrahita and Ph.D. student Kathryn Polkoff earn a Chancellor’s Innovation Fund award for their innovative gene-editing research. 
  • A new study co-authored by Ben Callahan outlines how bias distorts results when measuring bacteria through metagenomic sequencing.
  • Meet Suvendu Kumar Behera, a visiting professor from India studying antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens with Sid Thakur.
  • Allen Cannedy offers insight on how the CVM fosters an inclusive atmosphere.
  • New study led by Ke Cheng shows how exosomes harvested from human skin cells may enable better repair of sun, age-damaged skin.
  • Dogs can suffer from the same autoimmune encephalitis as humans, according to a CVM study. It’s information that could lead to more effective disease screenings and treatments.

 In the Spotlight

As a puppy, golden retriever Trout was diagnosed with a rare type of hernia — his gallbladder and part of his liver had moved next to his heart. Following a new surgical approach, Trout is back to greeting his owners every morning with kisses and a wagging tail.

Alumni and Students

  • At the inaugural NC State Animal Health Hackathon, students will offer new solutions to pressing animal industry problems over just one weekend.
  • 33 CVM students named Annable Scholars this academic year, receiving scholarships covering up to half of tuition and fees.
  • Francess Blake and Alexis Roach met in preschool. Now, the best friends are both members of the CVM Class of 2023.

Donors and Support

  • Extraordinary care: Improving the odds for a cat named Otter, with help from the Petco Foundation and the Blue Buffalo Cancer Treatment Fund.
  • Stacey Snyder has a soft spot for underdogs. So she decided to endow a CVM scholarship to help students who have faced life challenges pursue their dreams.
  • Bo, a 10-year-old Maltese, gets the cancer treatment he deserves, thanks to help from the Petco Foundation and the Blue Buffalo Cancer Treatment Fund.