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Winter 2017

Feb 6, 2017

Dr. Rudy Rodriguez Inducted into the NAE

By Dr. Framces Ligler On December 13, Dean Lunn, Dr. Allbritton and Dr. Piedrahita cohosted a reception for Rodolfo (Rudy) Rodriguez to recognize his induction into the National Academy of Engineering. Rudy is cofounder of Advanced Animal Diagnostics and one of the most prolific contributors to animal and human diagnostic instrumentation in the country. Rudy… 

Feb 6, 2017

TPP and CSC Leadership Change

By Linda Costine The CMI is excited to announce that Dr. Scott Laster and Dr. Anthony Blikslager will be stepping into the leadership of the TPP as Associate Directors. Dr. Anthony Blikslager is a Professor of Surgery and Gastroenterology.  He has a BS and DVM from Virginia Tech.  He did his residency and earned a PhD, here… 

Feb 6, 2017

TPP Host October Pilot Project Event

By Linda Costine On October 17, 2016, Translational Pharmacology and Physiology Program held a meeting to determine funding of two pilot projects. The focus was on interdisciplinary proposals between TPP/CMI members and the generation of data for larger grant submissions. Members were allowed to mingle and discuss potential collaborations. Each competing team was allowed five… 

Feb 6, 2017

TPP Presents “Stairway to Heaven: Building Interdisciplinary Collaborations

By Julie Nettifee Dr. Anthony Blikslager presented a December 2016 seminar entitled “Stairway to Heaven: Building Interdisciplinary Collaborations.” He creatively shared how a background in veterinary medicine, research, gastro-intestinal disease interest and a prior history as a member in a rock band has provided the backdrop to successful collaborations, funding and new opportunities in interdisciplinary… 

Feb 6, 2017

Translational Genetics and Genomics Summer Intern Program

By Dr. Trudy Mackay Faculty from the TGG Program met regularly during the Fall 2016 semester to develop ideas for collaborative research projects between at least two CMI members to launch in the 2017 Spring semester, involving undergraduate students. We held a ‘speed-dating’ event the evening of January 19, 2017, attended by faculty project leaders… 

Feb 6, 2017

TGG Grant Provides Data for Further Funding

By Linda Costine In 2016, Dr. Julie Horvath (NC Museum of Natural Sciences), Dan Dombrowski (NC Museum of Natural Sciences), Seth Faith (Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, CVM), Rob Dunn (Department of Applied Ecology, CALS) put together a summer internship project entitled Skin Infection in Dogs After Routine Surgery. Throughout the summer they worked with their…