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Dr. CrayPaula Fedorka Cray, a leader in food safety research, has been appointed to head the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology. The appointment by Dean Paul Lunn is effective May 30, 2014.

Dr. Cray comes to NC State College of Veterinary Medicine from the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Russell Research Center in Athens, Georgia where she is the Research Leader for the Bacterial Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Research (BEAR) Unit.  She also has an appointment as an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia. For more information see CVM blog.

Steve Marks

Steve Marks has been appointed Associate Dean and Director of Medical Services. The appointment by Dean Paul Lunn is effective July 1, 2014.

He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award for "commitment to creative and innovative teaching and learning practices recognized by both faculty peers and students." Recipients of the award become members of the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers.

For more information on the appointment of Dr. Marks as Associate Dean and Director of Medical Services see CVM blog.

Duncan Lascelles and Margaret Gruen published in the paper, “Detection of Clinically Relevant Pain Relief in Cats with Degenerative Joint Disease Associated Pain,”  in the Feb 10 issue of Journal of  Veterinary Internal Medicine. Reports from been posted online in AVMA Health News Bytes, ScienceDaily, Science World Report, Animal Health Smart Brief, and others.

Margaret Gruen is quoted in New York Times article about possible benefits of wearable technology designed for dogs.

Sid Thakur had an article "Comparative Phenotypic and Genotypic Characterization of Temporally Related Nontyphoidal Salmonella Isolated from Human Clinical Cases, Pigs, and the Environment in North Carolina" published in in Foodborne Pathogens and Disease.

Ed Breitschwerdt and Elizabeth Pultorak had a survey of veterinarians' perceptions of borreliosis in North Carolina published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Survey results indicate that NC veterinarians need to increase routine screenings for borreliosis.

Joanne Tuohy is one of five veterinary residents nationwide to be selected as a 2014 AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellow.

Matthew Breen gave a presentation at Canine Science Collaboratory conference and was quoted in an article on how canine-focused research may lead to advancement in human cancer research

Natasha Olby had a paper "Canine Hereditary Ataxia in Old English Sheepdogs and Gordon Setters Is Associated with a Defect in the Autophagy Gene Encoding RAB24," published in PLOS Genetics. The findings, which were summarized in in numerous online publications, may help further understanding of neurodegenerative diseases and identify new treatments for both canine and human sufferers.

Karen Munana was quoted aboout Toxoplasma gondii and cat ownership in an article in the Technician.

The pioneering work of Denis Marcellin-Little in designing, developing, and implanting prosthetic joints and limbs is profiled in Veterinary Practice News.

Denis Marcellin-Little's activity in building a customized lightweight, flexible splint for the injured limb of an endangered green sea turtle is profiled in the NC State Abstract.


Coming Up...

> MARCH 24 The CVM community is invited by the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior to attend the luncheon lecture in the South Theater by Cat Warren--NC State University associate professor of English, author of “What a Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs”, and cadaver dog handler--to discuss her efforts training working dogs and her experiences with Solo, her cadaver finding German Shepherd, Students wishing to participate in a pizza lunch as part of the lecture should complete a survey by Wednesday.

> March 29 CVM OPEN HOUSE. Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to support tour stops in the main CVM Administration Building. See tour maps.

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