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NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, February 2021


Donors and Support

  • With Yogi Crowe Scholarship, the class of 2023’s Jessica Lambert makes the most of her opportunities and plans to give back to her Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians community.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • During a recent American Veterinary Medical Association conference, Allen Cannedy discussed combating racism in veterinary medicine.

In the Spotlight

A hero’s legacy: A look at the impact of Alfreda Johnson Webb.

Faculty and Staff

  • Steve Marks named a 2021 Health Care Hero by the Triangle Business Journal.
  • A study led by Gustavo Machado outlines a three-model approach to trace the between-farm spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus.
  • An innovative knee surgery led by Daniel Duffy helps an alpaca get back on his feet.
  • Liara Gonzalez named a NC State University Faculty Scholar.
  • New research by Alix Berglund and Lauren Schnabel may result in more effective stem cell treatment approaches for both horses and humans.
  • Olivia Petritz and Julie Balko chat with the Museum of Life and Science about their collaboration with a Duke researcher studying the impact of urbanization on squirrels.
  • Sid Thakur featured in a Medspace story on a new drug-resistant strain of Salmonella Typhi.
  • A research team led by Ke Cheng creates a trifunctional contraceptive gel.
  • A culture of support fuels a rise in research grant successes at the CVM.
TPLO alpaca duffy
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Daniel Duffy (center), performs an arthroscopy in preparation for a TPLO surgery on an alpaca. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine.
  • A study co-led by Casey Theriot reveals that the probiotic Lactobacillus bacteria uses enzymes situationally to manipulate bile acids and promote their own survival in the gut.
  • Derek Foster chats with WRAL about Claire the goat’s remarkable recovery.
  • David Dorman breaks down the science behind the potential of dogs to identify and track those with COVID-19. Dorman also talked to ABC 11 about dogs sniffing out COVID-19.
  • Brian Gilger becomes just the second-ever veterinarian to receive a Gold Fellowship from the Association for Research in Vision and ophthalmology.
  • New research led by Sid Thakur and Ph.D. candidate Dawn Hull has found that Campylobacter bacteria persist throughout poultry production – from farm to grocery shelves – and that two of the most common strains are exchanging genetic material.
  • Sarah Musulin talks with ABC 11 about the pandemic-related shortage in dog and cat blood donations — and how owners can help.