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Antimicrobial Resistance Tracking Programs Awarded New Funding

The National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration are awarding five years of additional funding for two national surveillance programs tracking bacterial pathogens at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.


Tackling Global Health with Virtual Reality

A DELTA Grant project developed in collaboration with Assistant Professor Andy Stringer and the College of Veterinary Medicine will allow veterinary students to explore global health challenges, diverse farming practices and cultural contexts in virtual reality.

University of São Paulo

June 23, 2020 | NC State Global


Partner Profile: University of São Paulo

Founded in 1934, the University of São Paulo is a large Brazilian public university and considered to be one of the country’s most prestigious educational institutions.  With approximately 95,000 students, USP is among the largest institutions of higher education in Latin America.  

June 10, 2020 | Office of Global Engagement News


Faculty Leverage UGPN Funding And Networks To Expand Collaboration

The University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) is seeking proposals for this year’s round of funding from its Research Collaboration Fund (RCF). The network recently adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals as part of its new strategic framework. This cycle, the RCF places an emphasis on proposals that address the UN SDGs or address issues related to the global pandemic and its impacts.

June 10, 2020 | Veterinary Medicine News


Keelara Receives IAFP Young Investigator Award for Antimicrobial Resistance Research

Shivaramu Keelara Veerappa, research assistant professor in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a Young Investigator Award in Antimicrobial Resistance from the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).

May 12, 2020 | Veterinary Medicine News


CVM Student a Behind-the-Scenes Force in Coronavirus Fight

In mid-March, Elsa Sanabria was offered a job at the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health. A week later, she went to work testing nasal swabs for the coronavirus, samples sent by high-risk populations such as nursing care facilities or area hospitals.

Young man wearing face mask

May 12, 2020 | NC State News


Why Don’t Antibodies Guarantee Immunity?

Jonathan Fogle, associate professor of microbiology and immunology in the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, discusses the complexities of the adaptive immune response and immunologic memory against pathogens such as the COVID-19 virus. 

Ethiopian livestock owner and her local bred cow

May 6, 2020 | Global Health News


Three Students From CVM Class of 2020 Earn Certificate in Global Health

Three members of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2020 have earned a Certificate in Global HealthKeli Gerken, Amie Pflaum and Hannah Varnell received the formal academic certificate this year, and will receive their DVM degrees on May 8.

Paula Cray

April 15, 2020 | Veterinary Medicine News


Cray Honored With NC State Outstanding Global Engagement Award

Congratulations to CVM Department Head Paula Cray for receiving a 2020 Outstanding Global Engagement Award. The award encourages and recognizes outstanding accomplishment in globally engaged teaching, student support, research, extension, and/or engagement and economic development by faculty and non-faculty professionals of North Carolina State University. 

Keli Gerken

April 8, 2020 | Veterinary Medicine News


As COVID-19 Rages, CVM Student Readies for Disease Research Abroad

An interview with Keli Gerken, Class of 2020, on pursuing a career in global health epidemiology, veterinary medicine’s role in global health and more. 

CVM faculty

April 3, 2020 | Veterinary Medicine News


Inside an Unprecedented Month at the CVM

A look at the past month on campus during this difficult time, when the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and NC State Veterinary Hospital remain dedicated to teaching the next generation of veterinarians and providing compassionate and comprehensive medical care.

March 24, 2020 | Veterinary Medicine News


Combating Coronavirus: NC State CVM Provides Medical Equipment to Hospitals

The NC State Veterinary Hospital has provided two ventilators and other vital medical supplies in high demand to the UNC School of Medicine and its hospitals, part of the widening fight to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and effectively treat those infected.

March 18, 2020 | NC State News


NC State Experts on COVID-19

Experts across NC State’s campus are available to speak with media about the wide-ranging effects of COVID-19 on our world. 

March 17, 2020 | Veterinary Medicine News


Global Health Seed Grant Winners

Three NC State College of Veterinary Medicine professors have won this year’s seed grants from the college’s global health program. The awards support CVM faculty as they tackle major global health challenges, strengthen global partnerships and broaden the impact of global health research at the college.

Casey Theriot

March 2, 2020 | Veterinary Medicine News


Theriot and Lanzas Named University Faculty Scholars

Cristina Lanzas, associate professor of infectious disease, and Casey Theriot, assistant professor of infectious disease are among the 24 university-wide faculty members who have been named to this year’s class of NC State University Faculty Scholars.

Bacterial cells

February 19, 2020 | Veterinary Medicine News


CVM Named WHO Collaborating Center to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Population Health and Pathobiology as a collaborating center. The new center will aid the WHO in its efforts to combat foodborne antimicrobial resistance (AMR) worldwide.

February 12, 2020 | NC State Global


Partner Profile: Addis Ababa University

Collaborative research, as well as student training projects in Ethiopia, address critical food security issues such as foodborne pathogens in dairy animals and poultry health as well as broader infectious or zoonotic diseases in equines.

November 19, 2019 | Global Health News


Five Questions with a Ph.D. Student from Nigeria

Mabel Aworh is a Ph.D. student at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria. In September, she arrived at the CVM to learn how to implement a national antimicrobial resistance surveillance program in Nigeria’s animal health sector. 

November 19, 2019 | Global Health News


Five Questions with a Visiting Researcher from Ukraine

Valeriia Yustyniuk is a Fulbright Scholar training with Maria Correa, CVM professor of epidemiology and public health. Together, they plan to help improve Ukraine’s food security by advancing veterinary education in epidemiology, public health and policy.

November 13, 2019 | Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost News


International Partnerships Strengthen Global Health

In September, university leaders traveled to West Africa to promote increased international collaboration for the global health program and help expand NC State’s teaching and research around the world.

November 11, 2019 | Veterinary Medicine News


Filling in the Puzzle of Rhino Survival

This year, CVM professors Anthony Blikslager and Mathew Gerard received a travel grant from the global health program to conduct groundbreaking anatomical research and innovative endoscopic explorations on the animals that continue to vanish at alarming rates.

November 8, 2019 | Global Health News


A Global Partnership for Safer Food in Jordan

A partnership between the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and the Jordan University of Science and Technology is tackling widespread contamination of raw milk and meat by zoonotic and drug-resistant pathogens.

October 16, 2019 | Veterinary Medicine News


Summers Spent on the Frontlines of Global Health

Five new research projects from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine students address some of today’s most pressing global health challenges. They also provide substantive hope for a healthier tomorrow.

October 11, 2019 | Global Health News


CVM study reveals key gut defense against infections

At the College of Veterinary Medicine, one group’s efforts to protect animals from diarrhea could help save the lives of children in developing countries.

September 12, 2019 | Global Health News


Five Questions with a Visiting Professor from India

Suvendu Kumar Behera, an assistant professor and small animal practitioner from Mizoram, discusses how his training in antimicrobial resistance could protect human and animal health in India.

August 26, 2019 | NC State News


The Do’s and Don’ts of Backyard Poultry Farming

As an ongoing Salmonella outbreak continues to spread throughout the U.S., we discuss some basic steps you can take to keep you and your backyard flocks safe from bacterial infections.

NC State Belltower

August 20, 2019 | Global Health News


A Global Partnership to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

As bacteria worldwide continue to develop resistance to life-saving drugs, researchers from six colleges at NC State University are joining an international consortium to fight antimicrobial resistance.

Valerie Nelson

July 16, 2019 | Veterinary Medicine News


A New Discovery, An Unforgettable Research Experience

While taking part in the Veterinary Scholars Program last summer under the mentorship of CVM Global Health Director Sid Thakur, DVM student Valerie Nelson located the resistance gene for colistin, a drug given as a last resort to treat particularly pernicious bacterial infections.

Bacteria cultures on agar plate

June 13, 2019 | NC State News 


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

Researchers from North Carolina State University 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.

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