July 16, 2019
A New Discovery, An Unforgettable Research Experience
Valerie Nelson was just looking to see what it was like to work in a research lab. What she found will impact lives around the world. While taking part in the Veterinary Scholars Program last summer at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, Nelson made an unexpected discovery. She had never worked in a
June 13, 2019
Salmonella Resistant to Antibiotics of Last Resort Found in U.S.
Researchers from NC State Veterinary Medicine have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from a human patient in the U.S. The find is the first evidence that the gene mcr-3.1 has made its way into the U.S. from Asia. There are more than 2,500 known serotypes of Salmonella. In the
May 29, 2019
Model Identifies High-Risk Areas for Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattle
Researchers have combined two separate computer models to identify areas at highest risk for outbreaks of lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) in cattle. The models could help officials determine where to send resources ahead of outbreaks and serve as a potential early warning system for cattle farmers in affected areas. LSDV is a disease that
May 29, 2019
CVM Global Health Projects Awarded Funding
Research projects in South Africa, the Galápagos and Senegal are recipients of 2019 travel awards from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s global health program. The awards fund projects from CVM faculty advancing research in global health, including wildlife conservation and infectious disease. For a project based in northern Pretoria, South Africa, Anthony Blikslager,
May 15, 2019
CVM Partners With Senegal Institute to Fight Infectious Disease
The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s global health program is partnering with the Institut Pasteur Dakar in Senegal to advance infectious disease research in West Africa. The CVM and IPD will support pilot research projects led by faculty from both institutions. The two institutions are also developing training programs for students and researchers on
April 25, 2019
Global Health Program Awards First Research Grant
The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s global health program is awarding its first seed grant to Gustavo Machado, an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, for a project tracking the spread of infectious disease in Brazil. The $20,000 award supports Machado as he maps swine trade routes in Rio Grande
April 15, 2019
CVM Awards First Certificate in Global Health
The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine awarded its inaugural certificate in global health to fourth-year student Lizabeth Rennecker, whose work included laying the foundation for groundbreaking infectious disease research in Uganda. Rennecker, who’s set to graduate with the Class of 2019 in May, is the first student to earn a certificate in global health
January 24, 2019
Researchers Create Algorithm to Predict PEDV Outbreaks
PEDV is a virus that causes high mortality rates in preweaned piglets. The virus emerged in the U.S. in 2013 and by 2014 had infected approximately 50 percent of breeding herds...
January 13, 2019
CVM Student to Receive National Veterinary Leadership Honor
Hannah Varnell, a third-year student at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, is among this year’s recipients of the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award from the...
November 28, 2018
Salmonella, Gene Swapping and Antibiotic Resistance: Five Questions with Sid Thakur
Thakur compared the genomes of over 200 different strains of Salmonella, looking for genetic similarities across strains. He spoke with the Abstract about what this work can tell us, and how it may help to keep us and our food supply safe.