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Awards and Honors

Nolan Named University Faculty Scholar

Mike Nolan
Mike Nolan, assistant professor of radiation oncology.

Michael Nolan, associate professor of radiation oncology and biology at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named to this year’s class of NC State University Faculty Scholars. He is one of 23 early- and mid-career faculty earning this year’s distinction.

Launched in 2012, the University Faculty Scholars program recognizes outstanding academic achievements and teaching, service and scholarship contributions. Honorees carry the title through their NC State employment. Scholars are nominated by individual colleges and reviewed by senior faculty.

Clinically, Dr. Nolan has a special interest in emerging technologies and techniques in radiation oncology. His research is focused on normal tissue injury secondary to radiation therapy, and developing novel therapeutic strategies to maximize comfort in patients with cancer.

“I am so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work here at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine,” Nolan says. “It’s a place where I’ve been given time and space to grow, as an oncologist and scientist, and also as a person. The mentorship, collegiality, and friendships I’ve found here at the CVM have been amazing. I have so many people to thank, and I am incredibly honored to be receiving this designation as a University Faculty Scholar.” 

CVM professors are regularly named University Faculty Scholars. Last year’s class included Liara Gonzalez, assistant professor of gastroenterology and equine surgery. In 2020, both Cristina Lanzas, associate professor of infectious disease, and Casey Theriot, assistant professor of infectious disease, were selected. Lauren Schnabel, assistant professor of equine orthopedic surgery, was named a scholar in 2019.

Other previous CVM honorees include Ke Cheng, the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine, and Troy Ghashghaei, professor of neurobiology (both in 2016); Jody Gookin, FluoroScience Distinguished Professor in Veterinary Scholars Research Education and professor internal medicine (2015); Sid Thakur, director of global health at the CVM and NC State (2014); and Nanette Nascone-Yoder, associate professor of developmental biology (2012).

For a complete list of this year’s NC State University Faculty Scholars, look here: