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NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, April 2021

Coats of Excellence
From left: Tracy Gieger, Hiroto Yoshikawa and Mike Nolan received Coats of Excellence in April. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine.

Donors and Support

  • After the NC State Veterinary Hospital treated their dog, Emma, for cancer, Kelly and Charlie Warner decided to honor the entire care team with an extraordinary gift.

Faculty and Staff

  • 4 CVM employees receive 2021 Awards for Excellence.
  • Erin Frey selected for NC State Impact Scholars inaugural class.
  • Hospital team publishes groundbreaking bearded dragon cancer study.
  • Researchers led by Ke Cheng show exosome-coated stent heals vascular injury and repairs damaged tissue.
Black rat snake
A black rat snake recently treated at the NC State Veterinary Hospital after swallowing a golf ball. They mistake them for eggs. Photo courtesy of Greg Lewbart.
  • A snake spotted on the Target shelves in Apex? Who you gonna call? Greg Lewbart.
  • Video: Margaret Gruen walks through several tips on dog bite prevention.
  • The World Health Organization adopts a new approach to surveilling global antimicrobial resistance developed in partnership with the CVM.
  • New research co-authored by Jay Levine describes a new system to remotely monitor freshwater mussel behavior, which could be used to indicate toxic substances in aquatic ecosystems.
  • Steve Marks chats with WRAL about keeping pets safe outdoors this spring.
  • A study co-led by the CVM and UNC-Chapel Hill finds evidence of Bartonella infection in the blood of people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.
  • David Dorman chats with Consumer Reports about banned modern pesticides.
  • Ravi Kulkarni talks with US Poultry about his research on enhancing the efficacy of infectious laryngotracheitis vaccines in chickens.

Students and Alumni

Grayson Walker
Dual DVM/Ph.D. student Grayson Walker. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine
  • The class of 2023’s Christian Capobianco talks with dvm360’s Vet Blast podcast about the life-changing experience that inspired him to become a wildlife veterinarian.
  • Ph.D. graduate Tyler Allen spoke at the NC Science Festival on April 28.
  • Dual DVM/Ph.D. student Grayson Walker awarded a National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Scientist Training Program fellowship.
  • A fellowship project led by graduate student Teresa Tiedge and adviser Kelly Meiklejohn may provide a powerful new way to analyze crime scene evidence.