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Winter 2017

Feb 6, 2017

Making a Difference: One Paw Print at a Time

By Julie Nettifee The Comparative Medicine Institute’s One Medicine Fund has been chosen as the recipient of Andy’s Army 2017 donation to continue the fight against cancers in our canine companions and for comparative studies in Oncology. We are excited to be chosen again as partners for this generous donation! In 2017, Andy’s Army held… 

Feb 6, 2017

“Cats Rule” at Least for this Science Café Audience

By Julie Nettifee The CMI faculty, Dr. Jody Gookin and Dr. Adam Birkenheuer shared their journey as veterinarians and scientists with an audience of more than 100 visitors at the January 19, 2017 Science Café, organized and hosted by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, Raleigh and the CMI. The topic of the Café,… 

Feb 6, 2017

CMI Team Highlights Advances in Canine Osteosarcoma Research

Prepared by Dr. Jonathan Fogle Osteosarcoma is a tumor of bone that occurs in both dogs and people.  This tumor starts in bone and can aggressively spread to distant sites in the body (known as metastasis).  Osteosarcoma exhibits similar behavior in both dogs and people.  Of the many similarities between canine and human osteosarcoma, perhaps… 

Jan 18, 2017

Creating Hands-On Public Activities

By Julie Nettifee Stimulating an interest in science through outreach events can be impactful for all, the student, the presenter and those that are supporting the development of programs. And just as various aspects of science can be taught and implemented, the same can be said for crafting science outreach that is engaging, and provides… 

Nov 9, 2016

Dr. Rainer Storb Seminar

The Comparative Medicine Institute and NC Rare Disease Advisory Council co-sponsored a seminar with Dr. Rainer Storb, Head of Transplantation Biology Program at Fred Hutch. Dr. Storb is a world-renowned scientist and one of the founders of Fred Hutch, a leading cancer research center. On October 20, he presented, “From Laboratory to Clinic: Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell… 

Nov 7, 2016

FTE Grant Competition/Networking Event

By Dr. Frances Ligler The Functional Tissue Engineering Members and Associates held the FTE Seed Grant event on Thursday October 13, 2016.  We had a lively networking session and exchange of ideas. Four outstanding presentations competed for two grants.  The winners were Dr. Qian Li (UNC) with Dr. Ke Cheng (CVM) – “Direct Cardiac Reprogramming via Targeted CRISPR/Cas9…