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Spring 2017

Jun 1, 2017

Thank you Julie Nettifee

The CMI would like to thank Julie Nettifee for all of her hard work and dedication to our organization. Julie started with the CCMTR in February 24, 2014 and was instrumental in helping with all of the minute details when we transitioned to the CMI. She was hired as part time support to increase outreach,… 

May 9, 2017

Trudy Mackay Named Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair

The CMI would like to congratulate Dr. Trudy Mackay, Associate Director of the Translational Genetics and Genomics Program, for being named a Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair for her cutting-edge research.  More information can be found at 

May 9, 2017

Celebration of TPP Research

By Anthony Blikslager The Translational Pharmacology and Physiology (TPP) program of the Comparative Medicine Institute held their Spring Retreat March 23rd at the JC Raulston Arboretum. At the event, entitled a “Celebration of TPP Research” both TPP faculty and associate members (postdoctoral fellows and graduate students) were encouraged to discuss the future of TPP. The… 

Apr 26, 2017

CMI Interactive Science Outreach at CVM Open House 2017

    An estimated 10,000+ visitors explored the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Open House on Saturday, April 1.  CMI/CVM research exhibits provided hands-on interactive science in program areas such as infectious disease modeling, clinical studies, regenerative medicine, and forensics.  A few of the activities included: “Building Bionic Dogs,” “Growing Hearts and Bones in a Dish,” “Infectious Diseases and One… 

Apr 26, 2017

CMI Andy’s Army Invited Visitors To CVM 2017 Open House

Written by Patti Reitz and Susan Bechtel, Andy’s Army (Reprinted with Permission) For kids, a trip to Disneyland is as good as it gets. For Patti Reitz and Sue Bechtel of Andy’s Army, our fantasy trip was a visit to the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Thanks… 

Apr 26, 2017

CMI-CNR-PDU Collaborate to Mentor NSF Grant Team

By Julie Nettifee A joint collaboration between the Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI), NC State College of Natural Resources (CNR) and NC State Proposal Development unit (PDU) was initiated to support the development of National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Emerging and Infectious Disease proposals.  These proposals are innovative and novel, and will allow groups of interdisciplinary investigators to enhance their own…