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Spring 2021, The Oath Magazine

Global health

Solving today’s greatest global health challenges takes sterling vision, extraordinary thinkers and sheer determination. It’s easy to find all of that at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

The latest issue of The Oath focuses on our ever-growing global health program. Sid Thakur, director of global health at the CVM and NC State, talks about the importance of veterinarians and NC State scientists to global health, the program’s plans for the future and why he’s optimistic the college is making a real difference.

You’ll learn about our exciting and groundbreaking work to combat antimicrobial resistance, meet students dedicated to fighting infectious disease and see how we’ve formed partnerships across the world with researchers and organizations also dedicated to improving the planet for the animals and humans who call it home.

Also in this issue, you’ll see how the CVM campus has come together during the COVID-19 pandemic and get to know our newest class of 100 DVM students.

We also reflect on the inspirational life of our founding dean, Terry Curtin, who passed away in December at 94. For years, Curtin fought hard for a veterinary school at NC State and led the college as dean for a decade.

It was Curtin who laid the college’s foundation as a center of excellence, guided by forward-thinking approaches to education, research and medical treatment. It’s that foundation that supports our innovative work around the world today.