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News and Updates, February 2016

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Photo by Nathan Latil

[section_subtitle] Faculty and Staff [/section_subtitle]


  • Duncan Lascelles is the principal investigator of a NIH “One Health in a Minute” video and journal manuscript project concerning chronic pain in companion animals and humans.
  • Megan Jacob, Denise Crowell, Megan Fauls, Emily Griffith, and Kelli Ferris are authors of an article in the American Journal of Veterinary concerning testing the accuracy of rapid immunoassay test for point-of-care detection of urinary tract infection of dogs.
  • Michael Nolan was interviewed by WRAL for a report on collaboration with Duke Cancer Institute to fight canine/human cancer.


  • Barbara Qurollo and Ed Breitschwerdt are quoted in an article about how the CVM and Duke University are using genetic sequencing to uncover emerging wildlife diseases that other diagnostics cannot detect. The One Health approach could pave the way for earlier, more accurate detection of disease outbreaks that move between animals and people.
  • Natasha Olby’s research into animal neurogenetics is profiled in a Results feature article
  • Rich Ford led a team creating a, a national rabies information web site that provides information on state and local regulations.

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[cvm_video id=”GW9WobSyv6M”]NC State Announces Single Largest Gift to CVM Equine Sports Medicine Program

The Tiffany and Randy Ramsey Equine Sports Medicine Program will provide operational support for CVM’s equine program, which treats performance-related diseases in Olympic, dressage and pleasure-riding horses. Full story… [/cvm_video]



  • Matthew Breen is among the authors of a review in Science Translational Medicine suggesting integrating dogs with naturally occurring cancers into studies of new drug therapeutics for people could result in better treatments for pets while helping inform therapeutic development for human cancers. &
  • Duncan Lascelles is quoted in a Veterinary Practice News article concerning recognizing and assessing pet pain.
  • NC State CVM in research to create composite material for possible use in biomedical imaging, drug delivery, therapy. 


  • Faculty and residents at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology and the Environmental Medicine Consortium were kept busy responding to more than 1,500 cases of Cold Stun Syndrome, debilitating state of hypothermia affecting sea turtles.
  • Jenessa Gjeltema, Brigid Troan, Jeremy Tobias, Michael Loomis, and Ryan De Voe are authors of a paper in the Journal of Veterinary Medical Association concerning a study of Western lowland gorilla exhibiting neurologic abnormalities, depression.


[section_subtitle] Alumni and Students [/section_subtitle]

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  • Sarah Cannizzo, second-year zoological medicine resident, accompanied nine-year-old male polar bear Nikita from the Kansas City Zoo to the NC Zoo
  • Sarah Reichelt and Brandon Taylor Armwood, both third-year DVM students, are recipients of $5,000 scholarship awards from the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Foundation and Merck Animal Health.
  • Katherine Pankratz is quoted in a News & Observer feature on pet grief and what do to when your pet mourns the loss of another pet
  • Pharmacy residents Erika Rost and Erin Brewer won a One Health case study competition sponsored by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges Abstract