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Southern White Rhino

May 29, 2019 | Global Health News 


2019 Global Health Travel Award Winners Announced

The 2019 Travel Awards from the College of Veterinary Medicine’s global health program support CVM faculty as they advance their research in different fields of global health, including wildlife conservation and infectious disease. 

CVM faculty and researchers from Institut Pasteur de Dakar

May 16, 2019 | Global Health News 


Fighting Infectious Disease: CVM Partners with Senegal Research Institute

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.

Gustavo Machado

April 26, 2019 | Global Health News 


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.

Bacterial cultures on agar

April 23, 2019 | Veterinary Medicine News 


Innovative Student Research Earns Hitchings Investigator Awards

Four NC State College of Veterinary Medicine students are winners of a 2019 George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award in Health Research, receiving funding for projects ranging from fighting antimicrobial resistance in swine production to protecting the critically endangered American red wolf.

Lizabeth Rennecker

April 15, 2019 | Veterinary Medicine News 


CVM Awards First Certificate in Global Health

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine has 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.


April 1, 2019 | NC State News 


Ed Breitschwerdt Talks About Bartonella bacteria

In this episode of the NC State Audio Abstract Podcast, Tracey Peake talks with Ed Breitschwerdt, infectious disease specialist, doctor of veterinary medicine and Bartonella expert about what this bacteria can do and what researchers are trying to do about it.

Research scientist

February 21, 2019 | Office of Global Engagement 


2019-20 Internationalization Seed Grants Announced

Shivaramu Keelara Veerappa and Paula Cray receive one of six seed grants from the Office of Global Engagement to monitor antimicrobial resistance in foodborne bacteria in Brazil using a One Health approach. 

Blood samples

February 5, 2019 | Global Health News


New Computer Program Aims to Reduce DNA Contamination in Microbial Samples

Ben Callahan and colleagues have created an open-source software package called Decontam to identify contaminants that could interfere with sequencing results.

Promastigotes of Leishmania parasite which are found in mosquito laboratory cultures.

February 4, 2019 | Global Health News


New Mathematical Model Could Help Control Parasitic Disease in Brazil

In a new paper, Gustavo Machado describes a new approach to identifying the risk of infection by a parasite in Brazil, which could improve the country’s efforts to control a lethal disease.

Dr. Thakur working with pigs

January 30, 2019 | Duke One Health News


The Mandate for a Global ‘One Health’ Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance

Sid Thakur talks to Duke One Health News about his editorial in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, co-authored with Gregory Gray, and the need for a global One Health effort to address antimicrobial resistance. 


January 24, 2019 | Veterinary Medicine News


Researchers Create Algorithm to Predict PEDV Outbreaks

Researchers have developed an algorithm that could give pig farms advance notice of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreaks.

Hannah Varnell

January 13, 2019 | Veterinary Medicine News


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 Western Veterinary Conference.

Paula Cray

January 9, 2019 | Veterinary Medicine News


Cray Named to Presidential Advisory Committee on Antibiotic Resistance

Paula Cray is selected to serve on a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services presidential advisory committee.

CVM Dean Lunn

November 29, 2018 | Global Health News


Dean Lunn Launches Global Health at CVM

Dean Paul Lunn describes his vision for the new Global Health program at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the exciting possibilities that lie ahead.


November 28, 2018 | NC State News


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

Sid Thakur discusses antibiotic resistance in Salmonella, and his search for genetic similarities across different strains.

Leptospirosis Risk Calculation

October 25, 2018 | Veterinary Medicine News


Researchers Calculate Priority Index for Leptospirosis Risk in Brazil

Researchers from NC State University and the University of São Paulo have developed a risk-based priority index to help reduce Leptospirosis in Brazil. 

Faculty photo

October 3, 2018 | Office of Global Engagement


2018-19 Global Engagement Institute Participants Announced

The Office of Global Engagement announces the participants of the 2018-19 Global Engagement Institute. 

Cows in rural Ethiopia

August 18, 2018 | Veterinary Medicine News


Tackling Health Challenges, 7,500 Miles Away

This summer, three veterinary students traveled abroad to conduct global health research projects as part of their Certificate in Global Health.

CVM campus

July 19, 2018 | Veterinary Medicine News


Two CVM Global Health Collaborations Receive Funding

Two global health projects led by Kelly Meiklejohn and Sid Thakur receive funding from the University Global Partnership Network. 

Ed Breitschwerdt

July 10, 2018 | Veterinary Medicine News


Breitschwerdt Awarded WSAVA Global One Health Award

Ed Breitschwerdt, a worldwide leader in infectious disease research and longtime NC State College of Veterinary Medicine clinician-scientist, has won the 2018 Global One Health Award from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.

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