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 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 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
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.
November 28, 2018
Five Questions with Dean Lunn: Launching the Global Health Program
NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine is merging global health research with the existing education program to create a single Global Health program. By streamlining these efforts, the new program will unite the strengths of both research faculty and teaching faculty to increase the global impact of the college.
July 19, 2018
Two CVM Global Health Collaborations Receive Funding
The UGPN’s Research Collaboration Fund supports the work of its member institutions: NC State University, the University of São Paulo, the University of Surrey and the University of Wollongong.
May 11, 2018
Sid Thakur Named NC State Veterinary Medicine’s Director of Global Health
Siddhartha “Sid” Thakur has been named NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s director of global health, a key leadership position reflective of the CVM’s commitment to solving some of the world’s greatest health challenges facing animals, humans and the environment. The position, effective July 1, is part of the development of a formal global
March 25, 2018
Thakur Earns Grant for Antimicrobial Surveillance Partnerships in India
A new NC State College of Veterinary Medicine project to strengthen the global fight against antimicrobial resistance has received an Internationalized Seed Grant from the university. The project is from Siddhartha “Sid” Thakur, CVM associate professor of molecular epidemiology and associate director of the Emerging and Infectious Disease Program at the Comparative Medicine Institute. His
March 20, 2018
Making Global Health a Priority
NC State faculty research helps bolster the university’s academic reputation and solve global challenges. Sid Thakur seeks to address one of those challenges — infectious diseases — through his work in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Thakur, an associate professor in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology and Associate Director at the Comparative Medicine