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CVM News, Updates for August

Dr. Kenneth Adler is the subject of a News & Observer article and editorial concerning his recently published paper in the journal Oncogene that explains how a drug developed from his respiratory disease research with MANS peptide and MARCKS protein proved effective in stopping lung-cancer cells from spreading in mice. The journal article's co-author is collaborator Dr. Reen Wu of the University of California-Davis. More information.

Dr. Kate Meurs is the recipient of the Asa Mays Excellence in Canine Health Research Award presented by the American Kennel Club-Canine Health Foundation. More information.

Dr. Phil Sannes, Donna Newman, and Emily Coffey have a paper, "Expression of Fibroblast Growth Factor 9 in Normal Human Lung and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis" appear on the cover of the current issue of the Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry.

Dr. Karen Muñana was the expert resource in a 30-minute interview concerning pet seizures and epilepsy on the national Pet Life Radio program, The Pet Doctor. The interview was conducted in connection with Dr. Munana and the Neurology Service participating in a national canine epilepsy clinical trial investigating a new medication to treat certain seizures. More information.

Dr. Debra Tokarz is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Young Investigator Award sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. More information.

Dr. Katie Sheats did an on-air interview with WPTF-AM concerning Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Dr. Sheats prepared an article on EEE which will appear in Carolina Hoofbeats magazine. A related video will appear in Carolina TV Hoofbeats. More information.

The Equine Health Program joined the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association and the Tractor Supply Company of Lumberton, NC to host a free Eastern Equine Encephalitis vaccine clinic for Lumberton-area horse owners on August 31. Information in the Fayetteville Observer and other area media.

Dr. C Scott Bailey gave a presentation on equine placentitis at the 2013 Society for Theriogenology Conference held August 7-10 in Louisville, Kentucky. A summary is of the presentation is in The Horse.com.

Dr. Matthew Breen discussed "Lymphoma and the Usefulness of the Canine Model for Human Research" in an AKC-Canine Health Foundation podcast.

Dr. Adam Birkenheuer discussed infectious canine diseases including parvovirus, kennel cough, mange and tick borne disease in an AKC-Canine Health Foundation podcast.

Drs. Clarke Atkins, Marisa Ames, Andrea Lantis and Stephen Werre had a paper, "Effect of furosemide and high-dosage pimobendan administration on the renin-angiotensinaldosterone system in dogs" published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research.

Dr. Greg Lewbart was the source for an article "How to Care for Your First Goldfish" for the web site Valpolife.com.

Dr. Liara Gonzalez is presenting her research abstract, "Characterization of intestinal stem cell niche constituents in normal and strangulated equine small intestine," at the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress on September 14 in Manchester, England. She was also invited to discuss "The reparative role of gut stem cells" at the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium in San Antonio, Texas in October.

Dr. Sid Thakur is participating in the Food Dialogues Seminar in Raleigh on September 19. Food Dialogues is a national effort sponsored by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers of America to "engage in dialogue with consumers who have questions about how food is grown and raised." Previous seminars were held in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Register for the Raleigh seminar here.

Trips with Pets, a national online web page/ blog/ newsletter/ travel club resource for owners, profiled the "One Health" efforts of the CVM and Veterinary Health Complex in the article, "Health and Healing for All: North Carolina State University Helps Bridge the Gap Between Animal and Human Medicine." Dr. Matthew Breen is quoted. Trips with Pets web page has some 225,000 visitors each month and some 35,000 are members of the Pet Travel Club.

DVM 360 listed the CVM twice in the "One Health" list, "10 Ways Researchers are Studying Diseases in Dogs and Humans," noting CVM genomic research into canine and human cancers and cardiology research into canine activity levels and mobility issues and how they may relate to humans.

CVM graduate Dr. Lisa Becton, director of swine health information and research for the National Pork Board, is quoted by the Journal of American Veterinarian Medical Association in an article concerning spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea.

CVM graduate Dr. David Linzey was elected president of North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association. More information.

NOTE: The 22nd Annual Dog Olympics will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 on the CVM Hearth. Please come and support the Dog Olympics and the canine athletes. More information.

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