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Salmonella sample in petri dish

Jun 13, 2019

Salmonella Resistant to Antibiotics of Last Resort Found in U.S.

Researchers from NC State Veterinary Medicine have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from a human patient in the U.S. The find is the first evidence that the gene mcr-3.1 has made its way into the U.S. from Asia. There are more than 2,500 known serotypes of Salmonella. In the U.S., Salmonella… 

cattle lumpy skin disease diagram

May 29, 2019

Model Identifies High-Risk Areas for Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattle

Researchers have combined two separate computer models to identify areas at highest risk for outbreaks of lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) in cattle. The models could help officials determine where to send resources ahead of outbreaks and serve as a potential early warning system for cattle farmers in affected areas. LSDV is a disease that… 

Gregory Lewbart (third from left in khaki hat) with CVM students in the Galápagos in 2018.

May 29, 2019

CVM Global Health Projects Awarded Funding

Research projects in South Africa, the Galápagos and Senegal are recipients of 2019 travel awards from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s global health program. The awards fund projects from CVM faculty advancing research in global health, including wildlife conservation and infectious disease. For a project based in northern Pretoria, South Africa, Anthony Blikslager, professor… 

CVM faculty meet researchers from Senegal

May 15, 2019

CVM Partners With Senegal Institute to Fight Infectious Disease

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s global health program is partnering with the Institut Pasteur Dakar in Senegal to advance infectious disease research in West Africa. The CVM and IPD will support pilot research projects led by faculty from both institutions. The two institutions are also developing training programs for students and researchers on laboratory… 


Apr 25, 2019

Global Health Program Awards First Research Grant

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s global health program is awarding its first seed grant to Gustavo Machado, an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, for a project tracking the spread of infectious disease in Brazil. The $20,000 award supports Machado as he maps swine trade routes in Rio Grande do… 

Lizabeth Rennecker

Apr 15, 2019

CVM Awards First Certificate in Global Health

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine awarded its inaugural certificate in global health to fourth-year student Lizabeth Rennecker, whose work included laying the foundation for groundbreaking infectious disease research in Uganda. Rennecker, who’s set to graduate with the Class of 2019 in May, is the first student to earn a certificate in global health since… 


Jan 24, 2019

Researchers Create Algorithm to Predict PEDV Outbreaks

PEDV is a virus that causes high mortality rates in preweaned piglets. The virus emerged in the U.S. in 2013 and by 2014 had infected approximately 50 percent of breeding herds... 

Hannah Varnell, class of 2020

Jan 13, 2019

CVM Student to Receive National Veterinary Leadership Honor

Hannah Varnell, a third-year student at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, is among this year’s recipients of the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award from the... 

3D illustration of Salmonella Bacteria

Nov 28, 2018

Salmonella, Gene Swapping and Antibiotic Resistance: Five Questions with Sid Thakur

Thakur compared the genomes of over 200 different strains of Salmonella, looking for genetic similarities across strains. He spoke with the Abstract about what this work can tell us, and how it may help to keep us and our food supply safe. 

Dean Lunn lectures

Nov 28, 2018

Five Questions with Dean Lunn: Launching the Global Health Program

NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine is merging global health research with the existing education program to create a single Global Health program. By streamlining these efforts, the new program will unite the strengths of both research faculty and teaching faculty to increase the global impact of the college.