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Stepping Back To See Antimicrobial Resistance’s Big Picture

A new research project led by Annie Wang, a dual DVM/PhD student at the CVM, is investigating the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in natural pathogen populations by pinpointing potential evolutionary and ecological factors in its development.




Multi-Model Approach Could Help Farmers Prepare for, Contain PEDV Outbreaks

Researchers from North Carolina State University used a three-model approach to trace the between-farm spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), as well as to analyze the efficacy of different control strategies in these scenarios. The approach may enable farmers to be more proactive in preventing the spread of PEDV and to optimize their efforts to control the disease.




Spring 2021, The Oath Magazine

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.

Dr. Sid Thakur



Q&A: Director Sid Thakur on How NC State’s Global Health Program is Changing the World

Two years ago, the CVM bolstered its impact by combining its global health education and global health research programs under one dynamic umbrella. Led by director Sid Thakur, the program raises NC State’s profile in the global health realm by conducting groundbreaking international research, collaborating with peer institutions and training scientists around the world.



Grant Supports NC State Livestock Infectious Disease Research

A research project headed by Gustavo Machado, an assistant professor in the CVM’s Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, aims to build a sustainable and effective defense against diseases that can have catastrophic impacts on livestock farmers and food animal industries around the world. 

CVM Malawi team.


In Malawi, NC State Extends its Global Reach in Antimicrobial Resistance Fight

The CVM is leading the animal sector aspect of a $4.5 million grant recently awarded to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Project-Malawi to establish in-country human and animal health laboratories capable of systematic AMR surveillance. 


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.

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