EDUCATION

PhD Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC. May, 2013

D.V.M Rio Cuarto National University, Rio Cuarto, Argentina. July 2005

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018 Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Resolve Conservation

Coordinate and implement research services.

Stake holder facilitation and conflict Resolution

Case in Point

Coordinate, Facilitate and Implement Community and Adaptive Leadership building workshops and residencies

2016-2018 Deputy Director of Outreach, Engagement and Wildlife Health North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC). Development, facilitation and implementation the NCWRC leadership program. Supervision the Wildlife Education Division chief and it 64 full time staff, coordination of new hires to achieve Commission mission and objectives, evaluation of new educational and outreach programs, alignment of budget to needs. Supervision and coordination of the Human Dimensions program, the Industry liaison position, and the Wildlife Health Program. Development of written and oral presentations, reports, protocols and factsheets intended for agency employees, scientific community, legislators, commissioners and the general public. Interagency and inter institutional liaison, and strategic partner development. Policy and regulation evaluation and development.

2013-2016 Wildlife Veterinarian North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Planning, development and direction of all activities related to wildlife health, zoonotic diseases and wildlife/human/domestic animal interaction, education and outreach. Coordination of research projects, tissue sampling, necropsies, health evaluations, etc. Coordination of supply requirements, tissue handling, shipping and laboratory testing. Wild species management plan development and coordination.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2016-Current Adjunct Professor, North Carolina State University (NCSU)

2013-Current Guest lecturer: Human dimensions of wildlife health NCSU and Western Carolina University. Zoonotic disease NCSU.

2012 Instructor: FW 495 Vertebrate Natural History, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

2012 Co-Instructor: FW411/511 Human Dimensions of Wildlife. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

2006-20012 Researcher: North Carolina State University. Project development; grant writing and data analysis for an Oral Rabies Vaccination project in Greensboro, NC.

Data recovery, organization and analysis on exotic diseases affecting NC swine farmers. IACUC veterinarian in charge. Creation of English-Spanish fact sheets, educational brochures, children’s books about zoonotic diseases, etc.

PUBLICATIONS

2017 Palamar, M. B.; Maria Correa, M. Nils Peterson, Christopher DePerno. Public’s preference for pet-rabies prophylaxis opportunities and information dissemination. Journal of Tropical Diseases.

2017 Palamar, M. B.; The silent ones: Health of amphibians in NC. Fall guide issue, Wildlife in N.C. magazine.

2016 Palamar, M. B.; Kreh, C. What is wrong with that turkey? The story behind North Carolina’s ugly looking turkeys. Spring guide issue, Wildlife in N.C. magazine

2016 Palamar, M. B.; Natural partnerships. Fall guide issue, Wildlife in N.C. magazine

2015 Palamar, M. B. The Summer of Rabies. Spring Guide issue, Wildlife in NC magazine.

2013 Palamar, M. B.; Peterson, N.; DePerno, C. S.; Correa, M. T. Assessing rabies knowledge and perceptions among ethnic minorities in Greensboro, NC. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1321-1326.

2012 Hernandez, Sonia M., Brianna Galbreath, Dennis F. Riddle, Andrew P. Moore, Palamar Maria B., Michael G. Levy, Christopher S. DePerno, Maria T. Correa, and Michael J. Yabsley Baylisascaris procyonis in raccoons (Procyon lotor) from North Carolina and current status of the parasite in the United States. Parasitology research 10.1007/s00436-012-3186-1.

2012 DePerno, C. S., S. Kennedy-Stoskopf, S. Thakur, M. Palamar, C. Betsill, G. Erickson, and M. Sandfoss. Active surveillance of feral swine for infectious diseases in eastern North Carolina. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48:462-466.

2012 Monzón, J., Moyer-Horner, L. and Palamar, M. B. 2011. Climate Change and Species Range Dynamics in Protected Areas. Bioscience Vol.6 No.10

PRESENTATION AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

2016 Palamar, M. B., You can’t bring that here: How interstate collaboration can reduce the risk of CWD introduction. SEAFWA, Baton Rouge, LS.

2015 Palamar, M. B., Nolker, A., Evaluating how we assess CWD risk in NC from large scale field sampling to out-of-state hunting. SEAFWA, Asheville, NC.

2012 Palamar, M. B., M. R. Sandfoss, C.W. Betsil, G. Erickson, S. Kennedy-Stoskopf and C. S. DePerno. A Serosurvey for Brucella Suis, Classical Swine Fever Virus, Porcine Circovirus Type 2, and Pseudorabies Virus in Feral Swine (Sus scrofa) of Eastern North Carolina. TWS Portland, OR.

2012 Palamar, M. B., M. R. Sandfoss, C.W. Betsil, G. Erickson, S. Kennedy-Stoskopf and C. S. DePerno. A Serosurvey for Brucella Suis, Classical Swine Fever Virus, Porcine Circovirus Type 2, and Pseudorabies Virus in Feral Swine (Sus scrofa) of Eastern North Carolina. International Wild Pig Conference, San Antonio, TX.

2011 Palamar, M. B., G. Erickson, B. Schmidt, M. Correa, and C. S. DePerno. A retrospective serological survey of PRRS and PCV2 exposure in U.S. feral swine. TWS international conference, Kona, Hawaii.

2011 Palamar, M. B., M. N. Peterson, C. S. DePerno and M. T. Correa. Rabies knowledge and perceptions: selected population sampling in Greensboro, NC. TWS international conference, Kona, Hawaii.

2010 Palamar, M. B., M. T. Correa, C. S. DePerno, M. N. Peterson, and M. Levy. Reducing the burden of zoonotic diseases associated with raccoons in urban environments: program development feasibility study, outreach and education. 59th Annual International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, American Hotel, Puerto Iguazú, Argentina.

2009 Palamar, M. B., C. S. DePerno, M. Correa, N. Peterson, and M. Levi. Reducing the burden of rabies and other zoonotic diseases associated with raccoons in urban environments. One Health Conference, Durham, North Carolina.

OUTREACH AND EXTENSION

2014, 15, 16 Palamar, M. B., NCTWC wildlife health workshop. Organize and invite speakers while delivering the key concepts of PPE, zoonotic diseases of wildlife in NC and wildlife necropsy and sampling basics.

2014 Palamar, M. B., Wildlife health in NC, what we are doing and what could be done. Several presentations to hunt clubs, high school students (career day) and at public events.

2013 Palamar, M. B., CWD: History, development and State wide Surveilance in NC. Several presentations to NCWRC staff and commissioners. The presentations to staff included sample methodology.

2013 Palamar, M. B. and DePerno, C. S. Wildlife diseases in an urban environment: raccoons and feral pigs. Presented to 40 faculty members and students in the Human Dimensions of Wildlife and Fisheries Class (FW411, M. Nils Peterson), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

2012 Palamar, M. B., Zoonotic diseases and how they affect you. 120 minute radio show NCSU.

2012 Palamar, M. B., Urban raccoons and the role of people in urban rabies epidemiology. Guest Speaker Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

2011 Feral Pig Symposium: A timely update on challenges and future perspectives. Full-day symposium. Co-hosted with S. Kennedy-Stoskopf, S. Thakur, and M. B. Palamar. North Carolina State University, JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, North Carolina.

2011 DePerno, C. S., S. Kennedy-Stoskopf, S. Thakur, M. Palamar, C. Betsill, G. Erickson, and M. Sandfoss. Active surveillance of feral swine for infectious diseases in eastern North Carolina. Feral Pig Symposium: A timely update on the challenges and future perspectives. North Carolina State University, JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, North Carolina.

2011 Palamar, M. B., G. Erickson, B. Schmidt, M. Correa, and C. S. DePerno. A retrospective serological survey of PRRS and PCV2 exposure in U.S. feral swine. Feral Pig Symposium: A timely update on the challenges and future perspectives. North Carolina State University, JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, North Carolina.

2011 Palamar, M. B., M. T. Correa, C. S. DePerno, M. N. Peterson, and M. Levy. Presentation of survey results and educational materials to 30 members of the Environmental Health Department, Guilford County, NC.

2010 Development of a bilingual (Spanish/English) educational brochure of rabies. Environmental Health Department, Guilford County, NC.

2010 Palamar, M. B., Importance of Raccoon in Urban Environments, guest speaker, Animal Planet.

2010 Palamar, M. B., C. S. DePerno, M. Correa, N. Peterson, and M. Levi. Reducing the burden of zoonotic diseases associated with raccoons in urban environments: program development feasibility study. Presented to 35 individuals of the Guilford County Board of Health, Guilford County, North Carolina.

2010 Palamar, M. B., C. S. DePerno, M. Correa, N. Peterson, and M. Levi. Reducing the burden of zoonotic diseases associated with raccoons in urban environments: program development feasibility study. Presented to 20 individuals of the Raccoon Working Group, North Carolina Division of Public Health Raleigh, North Carolina.

2009 Palamar, M. B., Translation of informational brochure on Canada Geese impact in urban environments, USDA/APHIS, NCSU

2009 Palamar, M. B., C. S. DePerno, M. Correa, N. Peterson, and M. Levi. Reducing the burden of zoonotic diseases associated with raccoons in urban environments: program development feasibility study. Presented to the whole staff (60 individuals) of the Guilford County Environmental Health Dept., Guilford Co., North Carolina.

2009 Palamar, M. B., Development and implementation of face to face surveys in Greensboro, NC. Development of bilingual (English, Spanish) surveys Group trainer and leader of the survey campaign (10 surveyors) Data coding and analysis

2007 Palamar, M. B. Extension, NCSU, Development of fact sheets in Spanish for Hispanic/Latino swine farm workers. Bio-hazardous practices and materials education, Zoonotic disease prevention. Prevention of exotic disease dispersal.

SERVICE

2015-current AFWA Outreach and Education Committee member

2015-current NC Museum of Natural Sciences Commissioner

2013-current AFWA Fish and Wildlife Health Committee member

2014-current IACUC veterinary reviewer.

2007-2011 Extension Volunteer, Office of International Services North Carolina State University

2011 Barkalow Selection Committee.

CERTIFICATIONS

2017 Case in Point Teaching Certification, Kansas Leadership Center, Wichita, Kansas

2016 Leadership Coach training, National Conservation Training Center, West Virginia

2015 National Conservation Leadership Training Fellow

2014 ECFVG certification

2009 Park Break (Understanding the management of National Parks in the US, USGS)

2009 Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow (Wildlife Management Institute)

2008 Certificate of accomplishment in Teaching, specialization in Life Sciences Education (NCSU)

2008 Training in Hunting Fire Arms handling

1993 CMAS Certified Diver

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

South Eastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Wildlife Disease Association

The Wildlife Society

The Nature Conservancy

LANGUAGES

English: Proficient oral and writing

Spanish: Proficient oral and writing (native speaker)

CITIZENSHIP

US and Argentina