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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.

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.

We also embrace 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.”

Our goal is to provide solutions to problems of particular importance to animal and human health and biomedical research.

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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

Investigation of Gallbladder Intrinsic Nervous System Dysfunction in Dogs with Mucocele Formation-Kaitlin Daly
Triangle Community Foundation | Gookin, Jody

Validation of Novel Target for OA Treatment
University of Illinois – Chicago (National Institutes of Health (NIH)) | Lascelles, Duncan

Modulation of Local Adenosine Signaling to Attenuate Fracture Pain
Duke University (National Institutes of Health (NIH)) | Lascelles, Duncan

Investigating the relationship between corticosterone, hospitalization time, and survival in injured Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) presenting to a wildlife rehabilitation clinic(Emi Retter)
Triangle Community Foundation | Lewbart, Gregory

Novel 3D-printed Soft Tissue Tumor Model as an Aid to Teach Surgical Oncology Principles
Triangle Community Foundation | Traverson, Marine

Validating DNA Metabarcoding for Characterization of Pollen from Surface Soils
US Army – Army Research Office | Meiklejohn, Kelly

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 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.

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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 Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars program, the Morris Animal Foundation, and the College’s Fund for Discovery, among others.

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