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CVM News, Updates for November


David Dorman

David Dorman has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS elevates members to the rank of Fellow for their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

Dr. Dorman is being recognized for “distinguished contributions to the field of toxicology, particularly research investigating the nasal and neurotoxicity of environmental chemicals.”

“Dr. Dorman’s work in the field of toxicology has made outstanding contributions in areas including neurotoxicology, neonatal health, and environmental health,” says Dean Lunn. “It has been especially intriguing to see his recent work on olfactory function and cognition in military working dogs, given their critical roles in bomb detection. This recognition for Dr. Dorman highlights the vital role veterinarians play in basic and translational science, and the contributions of our profession to society.”

Sid ThakurSid Thakur is a recipient of the North Carolina State University’s University Faculty Scholars honor for 2014-15. NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson announced the award which recognizes top early- and mid-career faculty members and is part of the university’s strategic initiative to invest in and retain top faculty.

As a Faculty Scholar, Thakur will receive $10,000 in donated funds for each of the next five years.
The funds will be used, in part, to support his research into the complex chain of events that lead to the development of antimicrobial resistance in bacterial pathogens that affect animal and human health.

Steve Marks was interviewed by WRAL for a pre-Thanksgiving report on tips to keep pets safe during the holiday.

Craig Harms and the NC State Center for Marine Science and Technology team did triage and initial treatment on 50 cold-stunned sea turtles that were packed in banana crates and flown in a private plane from New England to Beaufort, NC and CMAST. News reports on WCT-12 and in the Carteret County News-Times.

The 50 turtles–43 Kemp’s ridleys and seven green turtles–have been distributed to the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center for rehabilitation. Nearly 700 sea turtles in all were cold stunned and rescued in New England.  According to Dr. Harms, NC State’s veterinary presence centrally located on the coast was ideally situated for providing intake examinations and care as efficiently as possible for these protected species.

Denis Marcellin-Little was interviewed as part of the “North Carolina Now” program on UNC-TV concerning the pioneering collaboration between the CVM and the NC State College of Engineering in the 3D printing of prosthetic implants. To view the program, scroll to Thursday, Nov. 20 in the Watch North Carolina Now box.

Barbara Sherman was interviewed as part of a WRAL report on the collaboration between the CVM and the College of Engineering on the developing computer-mediated communication between handlers and working dogs. The project was covered by a number of national and international print and online media from Lab Manager to the Wall Street Journal. A report is also scheduled for PBS News Hour this month.

Callie Fogle was quoted in an article in the Warren Record about CVM students participating in a gelding clinic in Warren County that benefits rescued horses.

Karen Munana and Julie Nettifee Osborne participated in a special Dog Works Radio program on canine epilepsy.

Ed Breitschwerdt, Duncan Lascelles, Margaret Gruen, Andrea Tomas, and Elizabeth Pultorak have an article, “Relationship Between Degenerative Joint Disease, Pain, and Bartonella spp. Seroreactivity in Domesticated Cats” in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

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Student Amber Lassiter, Class of 2016, participated in a report in the news section of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Journal about on-site training in foreign animal diseases and public health provided by USDA’s Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

The College of Veterinary Medicine was the focus of a blog post by Donna Bouley, a veterinary pathologist in the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Bouley, the faculty advisor to the Stanford Undergraduate Pre-Vet Club, divided her report on the CVM into information on the campus and on the curriculum.

Graduate Lisa Shaw, Class of 1995, did an American Kennel Club—Canine Health Foundation podcast about pet health and safety during the holidays.

The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation has prepared a Happy Holiday / Giving Tuesday video.