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November 19, 2019 | Global Health News

TRAINING 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

RESEARCH 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

RESEARCH 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

RESEARCH 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

EDUCATION 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

RESEARCH 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

TRAINING 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

RESEARCH 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

RESEARCH 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

RESEARCH 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 

RESEARCH 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.

Southern White Rhino

May 29, 2019 | Global Health News 

RESEARCH 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 

RESEARCH 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 

RESEARCH 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 

EDUCATION 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 

EDUCATION 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.

Podcast

April 1, 2019 | NC State News 

NC STATE PODCAST

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 

RESEARCH NEWS

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

RESEARCH 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

RESEARCH 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

RESEARCH 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. 

Piglet

January 24, 2019 | Veterinary Medicine News

RESEARCH 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

EDUCATION 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

RESEARCH 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

RESEARCH 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.


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