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Personnel

Poultry Health Management faculty are committed to teaching, research, and outreach (service and extension/engagement) programs responsive to present and future needs of students, poultry and allied industries, the veterinary profession, and scientific communities.

H. John Barnes, DVM, PhD

Dr. H. John Barnes

Professor, Poultry Health Management
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians
Phone: 919.513.6273
Email: john_barnes@ncsu.edu
About Dr. Barnes..

Oscar J. Fletcher, DVM, PhD

Dr. Oscar Fletcher

Professor, Poultry Health Management
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians
Phone: 919.513.6491
Email: oscar_fletcher@ncsu.edu
About Dr. Fletcher...

Isabel M. Gimeno, Licenciada en Veterinaria (DVM), PhD

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Associate Professor, Poultry Health Management
Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians
Phone: 919.513.6852
Email: isabel_gimeno@ncsu.edu
About Dr. Gimeno...


 

James S. Guy, DVM, PhD

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Professor, Poultry Health Management
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists
Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians
Phone: 919.513.6287
Email: jim_guy@ncsu.edu
About Dr. Guy...

David H. Ley, DVM, PhD

David Ley

Professor, Poultry Health Management
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists
Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians
Phone: 919.513.6269
Email: david_ley@ncsu.edu
About Dr. Ley...

Michael P. Martin, DVM, MPVM

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Associate Professor, Poultry Health Management
Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians
Phone: 919.513.6330
Cell: 919.218.5143
Email: michael_martin@ncsu.edu
About Dr. Martin...

 

Dennis Wages, DVM

Dennis Wages

Professor, Poultry Health Management
Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians
Phone: 919.513.6282
Email: dennis_wages@ncsu.edu
About Dr. Wages...

 

Takumu Niino, VMD

Tak Niino 2012Resident 2012-14, Poultry Health Management
Master of Specialized Veterinary Medicine (MSpVM) 2012-14
Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians
Email: tniino@elanco.com
About Dr. Niino...


Christina Lindsey, DVM

Christina LindseyResident 2013-15, Poultry Health Management
Master of Specialized Veterinary Medicine (MSpVM) 2013-15
Phone: 919.513.6299
Email: cmparr@ncsu.edu
About Dr. Lindsey...


Seiche Genger, DVM

Seiche GengerResident 2014-16, Poultry Health Management
Master of Specialized Veterinary Medicine (MSpVM) 2014-16
Phone: 919.513.6299
Email: scgenger@ncsu.edu
About Dr. Genger...

Accolades and Honors

Seiche Genger (PHM Resident 2014-16), Molly Parker (CVM 2015), Meagan Slater (CVM 2016)

Dr. Seiche Genger (PHM Resident 2014-16), Molly Parker (CVM 2015), and Meagan Slater (CVM 2016) were presented with Eskelund Preceptorship Awards by the AAAP in July at the annual conference in Denver, Colorado. The Kenneth Eskelund Preceptorship Poultry Medicine Training Program was established in 1988 by Dr. Eskelund as evidence of his ardent support of the AAAP. The purpose of the preceptorships is to enable interested veterinary students to participate in poultry medicine training programs in order to expand their education, training, and veterinary skills through practical experience in their specialized field. The Foundation annually offers individual awards of up to $1,300 to veterinary students to help them defray housing, living and travel expenses incurred while attending poultry medicine training programs under the auspices of their veterinary medical schools.

Callie Pierce (CVM 2016)

NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine student, Callie Pierce (CVM 2016), is the 2014 recipient of a national Poultry Scholars Award from the American Association of Avian Pathologists Foundation. The competitive scholarship is presented to students based on academic achievement, faculty recommendation, experience related to poultry health and well-being or poultry food safety, and an essay describing career goals. The AAAP Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Association of Avian Pathologists, formed the scholarship program in 2012 to support students enrolled in a curriculum involving veterinary medicine, avian science, poultry science, food science, animal science, or biology who intend to pursue a master’s doctorate, or veterinary degree with a focus on poultry health and well-being and/or food safety. Callie also received the L. Dwight Schwartz Travel Scholarship from AAAP.

Meagan Slater (CVM 2016)

Veterinary student and Food Animal Scholar, Meagan Slater (CVM 2016), has been awarded a 2014 American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Kenneth Eskelund Preceptorship. The Kenneth Eskelund Preceptorship Poultry Medicine Training Program was established in 1988 by Dr. Eskelund as evidence of his ardent support of the AAAP. The purpose of the preceptorships is to enable interested veterinary students to participate in poultry medicine training programs in order to expand their education, training, and veterinary skills through practical experience in their specialized field. The Foundation annually offers individual awards of up to $1,300 to help defray housing, living and travel expenses incurred while attending poultry medicine training programs under the auspices of their veterinary schools.

Christina Lindsey (Resident 2013-15)

Dr. Christina Lindsey is a 2014 recipient of the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Reed Rumsey award.  She received the award in Denver at the annual AAAP meeting, held in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association, in July where she presented her studies on foodborne pathogens in the NCSU CVM Teaching Animal Unity turkey flock and its sibling commercial flock.  The Reed Rumsey award is a national competitive award that was established to recognize outstanding students studying poultry medicine.

Samuel Copeland (CVM 2015) and Callie Pierce (CVM 2016)

Two of our NCSU CVM students, Sam Copeland (2015) and Callie Pierce (2016), have had their presentations accepted for the 2014 American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) meeting.  As such they will be in competition for L. Dwight Schwartz Travel Scholarships, which will be announced at the meeting. Sam will present his summer research on why heavy tom turkeys are condemned at processing and Callie will present her summer research on relationships between slat height and other environmental factors on lameness in broiler breeders.

Takumu Niino (Resident 2012-14)

Dr. Takumu Niino was a recipient of the 2013 Reed Rumsey Student Award for Clinical Research. The Reed Rumsey Student Award for the Advancement of Avian Medicine was established in memory of Dr. Reed Rumsey, President of the AAAP in 1979. Dr. Rumsey had great faith in young people as the future of the poultry industry, and he established this award to encourage and recognize the contribution of students beginning their careers in avian medicine. The recipient must be a veterinary student or have received the DVM degree and must be engaged in original research or a case study as a veterinary student, intern, resident or graduate student. Dr. Niino earned his BS from Washington State University and his DVM from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently in a Poultry Health Management Residency at NCSU CVM. A previous winner of an AAAP Kenneth Eskelund Preceptorship Scholarship, Dr. Niino is using morphometric and functional analysis to assess poult intestinal health. His long term goal is to secure a position in the United Nations Food and Animal Organization (FAO), like his father, and focus on sustainable animal agriculture and international development of agricultural systems.

Claudia Osorio (Resident 2005-07)

Claudio OsorioDr. Claudia Osorio, Laboratory Director - Salisbury Animal Health Laboratory of the Maryland Department of Agriculture, was recognized by the USDA APHIS National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) as Featured Laboratory Director in the NAHLN Update newsletter Volume 5 No. 1, 2013. The article describes, in part, that “Dr. Osorio accepted a combined program residency in Poultry Health Management and Master of Specialized Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University (NCSU). While attending NCSU, she had the opportunity to enhance her knowledge and experience in avian medicine under the guidance and teachings of the faculty of the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology… In 2007 she graduated and received her board certification from the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. Since 2011, she has served as an American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) House of Delegates member from Maryland.”


James S. Guy (Faculty)

Dr. James Guy is the initial recipient of the Dr. Charles Beard Research Excellence Award. Dr. Beard, the former director of the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory and former vice president of research at U.S. Poultry, presented the namesake award to Dr. Guy at a meeting of the International Poultry Scientific Forum during the Jan. 29-31 International Production & Processing Expo. The goal of the new Beard Research Excellence Award is “to recognize outstanding completed research projects, funded by U.S. Poultry and Egg Association or the U.S. Poultry Foundation, which have made a significant positive impact on the poultry industry.” The U.S. Poultry Foundation Research Advisory Committee selected Dr. Guy for the prestigious annual award based on his “exceptional work” on infectious proventriculitis of broilers, a disease which causes inflammation and swelling of the proventriculus (stomach), resulting in poor growth and difficulties in processing. During the course of his research, Dr. Guy discovered the disease was caused by a new virus, which he characterized as an adenovirus-like virus (AdLV). The researcher has progressed in his investigation toward developing a vaccine for the disease. Dr. John Glisson, director of research for U.S. Poultry, noted how the CVM professor’s investigation is an example of how  association research funds can be directed to understanding and solving an important problem for the poultry industry. “The quality of Dr. Guy’s research is outstanding,” says Glisson,  ”and it is very fitting to see his work recognized by the Charles Beard Research Excellence Award.”

David H. Ley (Faculty)

Dr. David H. Ley is the recipient of the Phibro Animal Health Excellence in Poultry Research Award for 2012 presented by the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP). Sponsored by the Phibro Animal Health Corporation, this honor recognizes “sustained excellence in research in poultry disease and health” during a period of 20 years or more. Dr. Ley received the award during the AAAP award luncheon at the recent annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association in San Diego. Dr. Ley, who directs the Mycoplasma Diagnostic and Research Laboratory in the CVM Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, focuses his current research on improving the health of commercial poultry by developing new knowledge that will contribute to the elimination or reduction of losses due to avian mycoplasmosis—a respiratory tract pathogen. “Dr. Ley has both a national and an international reputation in the field of avian mycoplasmosis,” says Dr. Malcolm Roberts, chair of the Department of Population, Health and Pathobiology. “His research has provided support to the poultry industry in both North Carolina and the United States, as well as enhancing our understanding of mycoplasmosis as an emerging disease in the house finch population of North America. The AAAP Phibro Animal Health Excellence in Poultry Research Award is a well-deserved honor for a distinguished scientific investigator who has been focused on a problem in the poultry industry and more recently among the wild bird population.” Dr. Ley has been an invited speaker at more than 50 scientific and industry meetings, most related to his research work in avian mycoplasmology and ranging from the effectiveness of serological tests to detect infection in turkeys, transmissibility of live mycoplasma vaccines, characterization of atypical M. gallisepticum isolates, development of molecular techniques to detect M. iowae, to the dynamics of mycoplasma conjunctivitis in house finches.

Annika Hoffman (Resident)

Annika Hoffman Outlook coverDr. Annika Hoffman (Resident 2010-12) appears on the cover of "the Outlook", news magazine of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. In the accompanying article, Dr. Hoffman describes her varied experiences and opportunities as an NCSU-CVM Poultry Health Management Resident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah E. Tilley (Student) and Kabel M. Robbins (Resident)

SE Tilley KM RobbinsAt the 2011 AVMA/AAAP/PSA meeting in St. Louis, rising third year NCSU CVM veterinary student, Sarah E. Tilley, received the A.S. “Rosy” Rosenwald Student Poster Award for her poster entitled Investigation of Enteritis and Elevated Mortality in Young Guinea Fowl, with co-authors K. M. Robbins, J. M. Day, and H. J. Barnes. Kabel M. Robbins, NCSU CVM Poultry Health Management Resident 2009-11, received the Reed Rumsey Student Award for his presentation entitled Genotypic and Phenotypic Comparison of Field Isolates of Enterococcus cecorum in Outbreaks of Spondylitis with co-authors M. P. Martin, P. C. Jay, M. M. Suyemoto, H. J. Barnes, and L. B. Borst. Dr. Robbins was also made a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

 

H. John Barnes (Faculty)

Dr. John Barnes, Raleigh, N.C., is the 2010 recipient of the Kansas State University Veterinary Medical Alumni Association, Recognition Award for the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention. The alumni award was presented Aug. 2, 2010 at the annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association in Atlanta. More...

Lauren Boswell (Student)

Lauren Boswell (NCSU CVM Class of 2010) is the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) L. Dwight Schwartz Travel Scholarship recipient for 2008. This award will allow Lauren to attend the Avian Medicine Section of the Annual Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association where she will make a presentation to the AAAP. Since its inception in 2002, the L. Dwight Schwartz Travel Scholarship has now been awarded to three NCSU CVM students, the previous NCSU CVM recipients were Andrea Sinclair (2003) and Devorah Marks (2007).

James S. Guy (Faculty)

The P.P. Levine Award is presented each year to the senior author of the best paper published in Avian Diseases, as determined by the AAAP Awards Committee. This award is named for Dr. P.P. Levine, the founder and first editor of Avian Diseases. The journal was first published in May 1957 from Cornell University, where Dr. Levine earned his DVM and PhD degrees and spent most of his professional career. Papers are evaluated and the winner is selected based on four criteria: Clear statement of objectives; originality of approach; clarity of presentation of data; and impact of results on science. The winning paper selected from Volume 51 of Avian Diseases was entitled:  Experimental Reproduction of Transmissible Viral Proventriculitis by Infection of Chickens with a Novel Adeno-like Virus (Isolate R11/3).  The senior author of this paper, and the recipient of the 2008 P.P. Levine Award, is Dr. James S. Guy. Dr. Guy received both his DVM and PhD degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1980 and 1984, respectively. Dr. Guy has been a Professor at North Carolina State University since 1984, and is currently in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology. His primary research focus is on: Proventriculitis in broiler chickens, Coronavirus and astrovirus infections of turkeys, Infectious laryngotracheitis virus, and enteric diseases of turkeys. Dr. Guy’s co-authors on this paper were Lynda G. Smith, Maria E. Evans and H. John Barnes.  This work was conducted at the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Isabel M. Gimeno (Faculty)

The Bayer-Snoeyenbos New Investigator Award is presented annually to a member or associate member of AAAP whose career as an independent investigator in poultry medicine began less than seven years ago and who during this time has made meritorious research contributions to the avian field. The spirit of the award is to recognize new and upcoming investigators. This Award is named in memory of Dr. Glenn Snoeyenbos, because of his excellent contributions to avian medical research, and in recognition of the ongoing financial support that the Bayer Poultry Business Unit provides for this award. The recipient of the 2008 Bayer-Snoeyenbos New Investigator Award is Dr. Isabel Gimeno. Dr. Gimeno received her DVM degree and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1995 and 1996, respectively. Subsequently, she served one year as a Research Associate in the Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory at Michigan State University before starting a post-doctoral research position at the Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory in East Lansing, MI in 2001 studying the biology, immunology and pathogenesis of Marek’s Disease virus. Dr. Gimeno has an impressive number of important research contributions to her credit. She studied biological functions of various MDV genes and has published several papers describing the biological responses of mutant viruses following inoculation into chickens, providing important information on meq, pp38 and UL41 genes. In 2006, Dr. Gimeno joined the faculty of the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Gimeno has been very productive in her short time as an independent investigator, having authored or co-authored 18 manuscripts since 2001. She has also authored multiple book chapters, including one in the recently published book “Marek’s disease, an evolving pathogen” which is a great recognition of her scholarship and international standing in the Marek’s disease research community. Her leadership role is also evident in the development of the recently released AAAP study set on Marek’s disease and on Differential diagnosis of lymphoid and myeloid tumors in chickens. Dr. Gimeno is a diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. She has been a Councilor of the World Poultry Science Association. She is an active member in the American Association of Avian Pathologists, serving on the Education Committee since 1998 and as a vice-chair for the current year. Before the reorganization of the committee structure she was also a member of the Biologics Committee, the Biotechnology Committee, and the Tumor Virus Committee. 

H. John Barnes (Faculty)

The 12th Edition of Diseases of Poultry (Blackwell Publishing) was debuted at the July 2008 AAAP meeting, and is dedicated to Dr. H. John Barnes, for his service and contributions as Associate Editor of Diseaese of Poultry for the 8th thru 11th editions (1984 - 2003).

Jenna Bunton (Student)

Jennna BuntonJenna Bunton received the 2009 US Poultry and Egg Association College Student of the Year Award and Frank Perdue Scholarship, which are presented each year at the College Career Programs of the International Poultry Expo to recognize the top Poultry Science student in the US. The recipient is selected from Poultry Science Departments from across the nation based on letters of recommendation, GPA and extracurricular activities, poultry work experience, and future plans within the poultry industry. Jenna, originally of Hiddenite, North Carolina, is a senior at NCSU double majoring in Poultry Science and Animal Science. Jenna has served as an FFA State officer and president of the NCSU Poultry Science Club. She has worked with the Poultry Health Management Team as a Teaching Assistant and Student Research Assistant. Her research on spinal abscesses in male broiler breeders was presented at the 2008 North Carolina Broiler Breeder and Hatchery Management Conference. As a Food Animal Scholar, Jenna will be attending the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine beginning in August 2009 with the goal of pursuing a Food Animal Medicine career following graduation.

Douglas Grieve (Intern 1987-88)

Doug GrieveDouglas Grieve has been appointed president of Hy-Line International. Dr. Grieve completed an internship in Avian Medicine at NCSU CVM in 1988. He served as the director of the global technical service department at Hy-Line International since 2007. In this position, Dr. Grieve was responsible for coordination and allocation of technical services to customers worldwide. He has worked in more than 75 countries providing support, technical advice, and conducting seminars for Hy-Line distributors and customers. During his 15 years at Hy-Line, Dr Grieve also served as a technical service veterinarian.


Hector Cervantes (Intern 1986-87)

Hector CervantesHector Cervantes was the 2009-10 President Elect of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV), and received the AAAP Special Service Award at the August 2010 awards ceremony in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Cervantes completed an internship in Avian Medicine at NCSU CVM in 1987. He assumed the office of President of the ACPV on July 22, 2009 at the annual American Veterinary Medical Association meeting in New Orleans, and served a one year term as President, and wil serve another one year term as Past President on the Board of Directors of the ACPV. Dr. Cervantes also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Avian Pathologists and the Southern Poultry Science Society.

 


Don Reynolds (Intern 1981-82)

Don ReynoldsDon Reynolds (NCSU CVM Avian Medicine Intern 1981-82) named new Dean of ACV at UPEI. The University of Prince Edward Island has appointed Donald L. Reynolds (DVM, PhD, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists) to the position of Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for the Atlantic Veterinary College. Dr. Reynolds' six-year term will begin in August 2008.