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CVM in the News, Updates for February


> March is Canine Heart Month and Dr. Teresa DeFrancesco is participating in Boehringer Ingelheim's campaign to promote awareness of canine heart health issues by conducting national television interviews while in New York City on March 14.

> Dr. Christine McGahan has been named by the Council on the Status of Women at North Carolina State University as one of the NC State’s 125 Transformational Women.

> Jeannie Moga, Veterinary Health Complex client counselor, was profiled in an article for the NC State Bulletin.

> CVM faculty members played a substantive role in shaping the just-released American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals. Participating CVM faculty included Dr. Laurel Degernes with the Avian Working Group, Dr. Greg Lewbart with the Reptiles, Zoo, and Wild Animals Group, Dr. Craig Harms and Dr. Michael Stoskopf with the Aquatics Group. Dr. Lewbart also participated with Aquatics Group, and Drs. Harms and Stoskopf also participated with the Reptiles, Zoo, and Wild Animals Group.

> Drs. Michael Stoskopf and Susanne Kennedy-Stoskopf were quoted in a release from NC State Libraries concerning the acquisition of the Mitchell (Mitch) Bush Collection.

> Drs. Malte Schwartz and Karen Muñana, and research technician Julie Nettifee-Osborne have an article, “Assessment of the prevalence and clinical features of cryptogenic epilepsy in dogs: 45 cases (2003–2011),” published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  

> Drs. Ed Breitschwerdt and Sushama Sontakke, along with Dr. S. Hopkins of the  Department of Neurology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, have the article, “Neurological Manifestations of Bartonellosis in Immunocompetent Patients: A Composite of Reports from 2005–2012,” published in the Journal of Neuroparasitology.

> Dr. Matthew Breen is quoted in Science News article about how similarities between tumors in people and dogs mean canine studies can inform human medicine.

> Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little has an interview article in The Bark magazine concerning his transdermal osseointegration research and surgeries.

> Dr. Marcellin-Little is also quoted in a News and Observer article concerning a prosthetic leg for a injured goose. Also featured in the article is adjunct professor Dr. Greg Burkett.

> The Bark magazine also featured the Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research in the article, “Species-Spanning Medicine,” which includes quotes by Dr. Matthew Breen and CCMTR director Dr. Jorge Piedrahita and references stem cell research by Dr. Natasha Olby. An online link to the article is not available.

> Dr. Gigi Davidson is quoted in the article, “Unraveling the confounding world of compounding,” which appears in the Issues section of the JAVMA news section.

> Susan Bowman and Laura Chen are recipients of the Excellence Award for posters; Elizabeth Lennon and Kristen Messenger are recipients of the Excellence Award for oral presentations; and Greg Gojanovich is the recipient of the Excellence Award for Innovation following the CVM Annual Research Forum. For details and a list of all awards view: 2013 Research Forum Awards.

> Danielle Lindquist is the recipient of the first-place award in the “Experiences” competition for her article in Vet Gazette, a publication of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association.

> Adrienne Breaux and Jennifer Hendricks gave a presentation on the CVM Turtle Rescue Team at the Terrapin, Tortoise, and Freshwater Turtle Meeting during the 33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conversation at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. More than 1,000 scientists and conservationists from 75 countries attended the Feb. 2-8 symposium co-hosted by the International Sea Turtle Society.

> Katie Sheets represented the CVM and gave a presentation on Horse Biosecurity at a 4H Leaders Council Group at the Sheraton Airport Hotel on Feb. 9.

> Food Animal Scholars Patrick Brinson and Brandon Mallard are recipients of externship grants of $2,000 each from Zoetis, formerly Pfizer Animal Health. The grants will support a four-week summer externship. In addition, Zoetis is contributing $2,000 to the annual Cowabunga trip.

> News and Observer article on the Feb. 23 IRONDOG 5K fund raiser.


Dog Day Fun Run March 9 at the University Club.

Dr. Mo Salman, professor of veterinary epidemiology at Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will discuss “One Health, Food Security, and Climate Change: What are the Connections?” from 3 to 4 p.m. March 20 as the initial speaker in the "Dean's Lecture Series." Information posted in the CVM News Central blog.

CVM Community Calendar for all events.