Desmarais Named Director of NC State’s Center for Family and Community Engagement
Sarah Desmarais, an associate professor in NC State’s Applied Social and Community Psychology Program since 2012, leads the public service and research center that supports family-centered practices through training, technical assistance, evaluation and research. Desmarais has received numerous awards and recognition for her leadership in research and engagement, including Alumni Association honors. She was selected as a member of the 2015-16 University Faculty Scholars Program, which benefited from private support.
DeFrancesco Receives Inaugural Cardiology Faculty Award
Teresa DeFrancesco, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine professor of cardiology and ICU critical care, is the recipient of the newly established Cobblestone TAGS Faculty Excellence Award in Cardiology. The award — created and funded by Deborah and Paul Resnick, longtime supporters of the college and the NC State Veterinary Hospital — recognizes faculty for excellence in both providing compassionate patient care and advancing heart disease research.
A Commitment to Learning Continues
John and Nell Leazar's bequest to benefit horticultural sciences makes a meaningful difference in a department that played a significant role in both of their lives and honors their deep family connections to NC State.
The Business of Partnership
Dr. Jon Carr, Jenkins Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Poole College of Management, is all in when it comes to building partnerships and engaging in research to advance entrepreneurship at NC State.
Making Global Health a Priority
A seed grant from NC State's Office of Global Engagement boosted the infectious disease research of Sid Thakur, associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Population Health and Pathobiology and associate director at the Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI). Thakur focuses on antimicrobial drug resistance that impacts humans and animals.
CALS Faculty Focus: Fighting to Save Cassava
Dr. Jose “Trino” Ascencio-Ibanez, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, and his team are researching ways to combat viruses threatening cassava, one of the most important crops in Africa. Grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Science Foundation-Partnerships for International Research and Education support their efforts.
Gates Foundation Grant Benefits Work Addressing Global Sanitation Issues
Dr. Francis de los Reyes of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering — who leads NC State's global water sanitation and hygiene faculty cluster — received $1.2 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve and test the market for a novel pit latrine emptying device, the Flexcrevator. The Flexcrevator is the newest generation of a series of prototypes, with the first design invented by NC State alumnus Tate Rogers.
Extraordinary Gift Supports Aging Pets
An extraordinary gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine from alumna Kady Gjessing lays the foundation for veterinary gerontology, a growing subfield in veterinary medicine as our pets are living longer thanks to medical advancements and dedicated owners.
Fay Cobb Payton Inducted into Ph.D. Project’s Hall of Fame
Fay Cobb Payton, professor of information systems and technology and a University Faculty Scholar in the Poole College of Management, is one of three individuals honored for inspiring others through an unwavering commitment to the project's mission of diversifying university faculty. Honorees are recognized for their positive leadership, encouragement and impact.
Passing on a Love for Learning
Anne Schout's generous support of the College of Education pays tribute to her alumnus father and recognizes the college's important role in shaping the future.