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NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, September 2020

TAU CVM pastures
Following the leader at the CVM's Teaching Animal Unit. Photo by Marc Hall/NC State University.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • On Oct. 8, the CVM launches a Fall Program on Race and Representation. All of the virtual events are open to the CVM community and the general public.
  • The class of 2022’s Ebony Jones is the first recipient of the college’s Tracy Hanner DVM Scholarship supporting underrepresented minorities in veterinary medicine.

    Ebony Jones
    The CVM class of 2022’s Ebony Jones is the first recipient of the Tracy Hanner DVM Scholarship. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine.

Donors and Support

  • The class of 2022’s Alex Grobman discusses the impact the Annable Scholarship has had on time at the CVM.
  • The student-run Turtle Rescue Team sets up shop in newly renovated headquarters thanks to community volunteer support.
  • Through the new Richard V. Hodges Scholarship Endowment, NC State alum Jennifer Smith honors the way her father supported her own education.
  • Thirty-nine DVM students receive 2020-2021 Annable Scholarships, the largest class since the scholarship was established in 2016.
  • The class of 2021’s Erin Wilkins receives the first Samantha Lin Memorial Scholarship.

NC State’s fall Day of Giving was filled with an outpouring of kindness and thousands of generous gifts that highlighted how we are truly stronger as a Pack.

Because of your your generosity, the CVM led the university in total amount donated for the second year in a row.  

Faculty and Staff

  • PS Dressage highlights Lauren Schnabel’s crucial equine health research funded by the Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation.
  • Dianne Dunning named a Provost Faculty Fellow.
  • NC State Veterinary Hospital clinicians team with the NC State Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics (CAMAL) for an innovative tumor treatment approach.
  • Brittany Enders talks with WRAL about what owners should do for their dogs after a snake encounter.
  • Impactful collaborations: How Cristina Lanzas connected with the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology for her latest project.
  • Kelly Meiklejohn is a co-primary investigator of genetics research earning a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Students and Alumni

Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka. Photo by Jo-Anne MacArthur. Courtesy of Conservation Through Public Health.
  • Alumnus and adjunct professor Dan Dombrowski is co-hosting a new podcast, “Love Nature: The Biophilia Podcast,” based out of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
  • CVM master’s graduate Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka receives the Aldo Leopold Award for her groundbreaking wildlife conservation work.
  • Graduate student Paul Cray earns an honorable mention in NC State’s Envisioning Research Contest.
  • The class of 2024’s Safari Richardson awarded a John D. Spurling Scholarship from the American Kennel Club Humane Fund.