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Sid Thakur

antimicrobial resistance

Jun 10, 2020

Keelara Receives IAFP Young Investigator Award for Antimicrobial Resistance Research

The award will help Keelara advance his career in investigating antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens, a pressing worldwide threat. 

Paula Cray

Apr 15, 2020

Cray Honored with NC State Outstanding Global Engagement Award

Since joining the college in 2014, Paula Cray has played an integral part in guiding the CVM to its place as a powerhouse in global health education and research. 

Ethiopian farmer

Mar 17, 2020

CVM Global Health Program Awards New Research Grants

This year’s grant-winning projects track bacterial pathogens in India, refine animal welfare practices in Ecuador and assess childhood health in Ethiopia. 

abstract photo of chemical formula overlaying researcher

Aug 20, 2019

Thakur Launches International Group to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

As bacteria worldwide continue to develop resistance to life-saving drugs, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine researchers are joining a new group of international scientists dedicated to finding new ways to fight back.  The global partnership, co-led by Sid Thakur, director of global health at the CVM and NC State, is a collaboration between faculty members at… 

Student in lab coat in laboratory

Jul 16, 2019

A New Discovery, An Unforgettable Research Experience

Valerie Nelson was just looking to see what it was like to work in a research lab. What she found will impact lives around the world. While taking part in the Veterinary Scholars Program last summer at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, Nelson made an unexpected discovery. She had never worked in a research… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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.