Year's End CVM News, Updates
> Dr. Rita Hanel was interviewed by Time Warner Cable News on Dec. 22 for a video report on holiday pet dangers. The video was broadcast locally on Dec. 22-23 and was provided to Time Warner Cable stations throughout the U.S.
> Students Ashley Myers and Crystal Martinez along with VHC director of business and administrative services Samantha Parrett, were interviewed by WRAL about the CVM Charlotte Bacon Veterinary Education Scholarship that honors the Sandy Hook student who dreamed of being a veterinarian. Blog post, WRAL report (version featuring Myers and Martinez).
> Dr. Barbara Sherman wrote the preface for “Decoding Your Dog,” a new book for dog owners prepared by her colleagues at the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Book review in the Wall Street Journal.
> Dr. Adam Moeser was named to the list of University Faculty Scholars by Chancellor Randy Woodson and will receive $10,000 in donated funds for each of the next five years to support their academic endeavors.
> Dr. Matthew Breen was one of the authors of the paper, "Genome-wide analyses implicate 33 loci in heritable dog osteosarcoma, including regulatory variants near CDKN2A/B" published by Genome Biology.
> Dr. Greg Lewbart and his turtle rescue externship program was profiled by his alma mater Gettysburg College.
> Dr. Natasha Olby did a podcast on spinal cord injuries in dogs with the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation.
> Dr. Marcelo Rodriguez was featured in the Latino Leader segment on the Fox 50 "Hola North Carolina" program. The interview begins at the 17:34 mark of the program. Scroll to bottom of page for photo in CCMTR lab.
> Dr. Michael Martin was interviewed for a television report on Butterball policies concerning turkey welfare.
> Dr. Craig Harms is referenced in Beach Carolina magazine for his work with cold-stunned sea turtles and the Wilmington Star News notes that Dr. Harms is the veterinarian for the new Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.
> CVM graduate Dr. Lisa Becton, director of swine health and information for the National Pork Board, was quoted in the National Hog Farmer on combating Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).
> CVM graduate Dr. Robert English is quoted in an article on canine eye health for the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt is giving a public science presentation, "Bartonella: One Health Perspectives on an Emerging Infectious Disease," at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Jeannine Moga is the featured speaker who will discuss the human animal bond at the 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 Science Cafe, also open to the public at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.