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Research

Research at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine addresses the complex issues that affect animal and human health in an interdisciplinary approach that is changing the way discovery happens and is making a powerful difference.

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We Advance Animal and Human Health

Research programs at the College of Veterinary Medicine comprise over 140 faculty representing more than 20 species in 9 research areas of emphasis. Our goal is to provide solutions to problems of particular importance to animal and human health and biomedical research.
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State-of-the-Art CollaborationWith corporate and government partners

Centennial Biomedical Campus was built as a new partnership model committed
to brining academia, government, and industry together in one place to advance medical science.

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We Drive Veterinary Innovation

Our investigations are inspired by the animals we treat, the medical conditions we see on a daily basis, and through our contacts with animal owners and collaborators who work with human diseases. Our research focuses on developing real world solutions from which animals and their owners can benefit. From creating artificial limbs that fuse with an animal’s bone so that it is integrated into the body to improving the understanding of virus that impact our agricultural animals, the results of what our world-class researchers do improves the quality of veterinary and human medicine.

Recent Grants

GI Leak Animal Model Development

Investigator: Dr. Anthony Blikslager  |  Funded by: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

Development and Validation of Canine Specific ELISAS Task Order No. 05

Investigator: Dr. Thierry Olivry  |  Funded by: LEO Pharma A/S

Sample Collection for Establishment of Biomarkers in Dogs with Atopic Dermatitis (Task Order 4)

Investigator: Dr. Thierry Olivry  |  Funded by: LEO Pharma A/S

Evaluation of Orally Administrated mTOR Inhibitor Rapamycin in Dogs in the Adjuvant Setting with Osteosarcoma

Investigator: Dr. Steven Suter  |  Funded by: Morris Animal Foundation

A Contemporaneous Controlled Study of the Standard of Care (SOC) in Dogs with Appendicular Osteosarcoma

Investigator: Dr. Steven Suter  |  Funded by: Morris Animal Foundation

Testing of Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Itch Properties of Topically Administered Hypochlorous Acid in Vitro and in a Model of Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Investigator: Dr. Wolfgang Baeumer  |  Funded by: PuriCore, Inc.

Immuno-Modulatory Influence of Antibiotic Therapy on the Humoral Immune Response to Vaccination of Weaned Pigs

Investigator: Dr. Glen Almond  |  Funded by: NC Pork Council

Transdermal Delivery of Meloxicam in Swine as a Pain Control Mitigation Strategy

Investigator: Dr. Ronald Baynes  |  Funded by: NC Pork Council

Ability of Dry Cow Vaccination With a Salmonella Enterica Serotype Newport Bacterin to Protect Against an Oral Salmonella Typhimurium Challenge in Dairy Calves

Investigator: Dr. Geoffrey Smith  |  Funded by: Zoetis, LLC

Defining the Effect of Immune-Medicated Damage to the Pineal Gland in the Etiopathogenesis of Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS) in Dogs

Investigator: Dr. Freya Mowat  |  Funded by: ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation

Inhaled Nitric Oxide Versus Epoprostenol on Tracheal and Bronchial Inflammation

Investigator: Dr. Kristen Messenger  |  Funded by: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

 

An Analysis of Primary Research and Meta-Analysis of Investigate Temporal Changes in Serotypes of Salmonella in US-based Pigs and Pork Products

Investigator: Dr. Paula Cray  |  Funded by: Iowa State University of Science and Technology National Pork Board

Controversial Issues: Conflict Resolution Workshop, March 2016

Investigator: Dr. Allen Cannedy  |  Funded by: American Veterinary Medical Association Foundation

Addison’s Disease and Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in English Cocker Spaniels

Investigator: Dr. Kate Meurs  |  Funded by: English Cocker Spaniel Club of America Health and Rescue Organization

Ketoprofen Pharmacokinetics in Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Investigator: Dr. Craig Harms  |  Funded by: NC Aquarium Society

The Effect of Post-Operative Rehabilitation on Recovery from Acute Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniations

Investigator: Dr. Natasha Olby  |  Funded by: Morris Animal Foundation

The Effect of Electromagnetic Fields on Post-operative Pain and Recovery of Locomotion in Dogs with Acute Intervertebral Disc Herniations

Investigator: Dr. Natasha Olby  |  Funded by: Assisi Animal Health

Investigation of the Metabolome Following Different Capture Techniques of the Bonnethead Shark (Sphyrna tiburo)

Investigator: Dr. Michael Stoskopf  |  Funded by: NC Aquarium Society
Role of TSLP in Canine Atopic Dermatitis – A New Target to Inhibit Itch and Inflammation in Dogs

Investigator: Dr. Wolfgang Baeumer  |  Funded by: Morris Animal Foundation
Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Biological Impact of Current Therapy Options in Canine Cancers 2015

Investigator: Dr. Matthew Breen  |  Funded by: ANTECH Diagnostics)

Development of a Self-Sustaining, Open Access Forensic STR Sequence Diversity Database

Investigator: Dr. Seth Faith  |  Funded by: National Institute of Justice (US Dept. of Justice (DOJ)

We Engage Students

The College’s student research activities are designed to provide a rich research experience and to train the animal health and biomedical researchers of tomorrow. Students are mentored closely by dedicated faculty.. Veterinary students engaged in our summer research programs participate in collective experiences such as weekly seminars, field trips and other activities to increase their understanding of the scientific process, responsible conduct of research, improve their written and oral communication skills and to gain insight into the wide range of professional paths available to them in academia, government and industry.

Supporting Student Research

The College actively builds partnerships with grant-giving organizations, which means we are able to fund student research. Our funders include the National Institutes of Health, the Merck-Merial Veterinary Scholars program, the Morris Animal Foundation, and the College’s Fund for Discovery, among others.  

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We Conduct Transformative Research

At NC State University and in the College of Veterinary Medicine we have embraced transformative research. As defined by the National Science Foundation, this kind of research “involves ideas, discoveries, or tools that radically change our understanding of an important existing scientific or engineering concept or educational practice or leads to the creation of a new paradigm or field of science, engineering, or education. Such research challenges current understanding or provides pathways to new frontiers.”