Cornell to launch new Master of Public Health program

By Krishna Ramanujan Originally posted in the Cornell Chronicle on June 21, 2016 Outbreaks of Zika and Ebola, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, foodborne diseases and chronic illnesses are constantly in the news, making comprehensive public health assessment, planning and action crucial to the future of the planet. Starting in the fall 2017 semester, Cornell…

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Expanding Horizons: International Program for DVM students

Dr. Karel A. Schat is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the College of Veterinary Medicine. He has won numerous awards for his work in avian virology, including the Beecham Award for Research Excellence, the Upjohn Achievement Award, the Pfizer Award for Excellence in Poultry…

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College Researchers Finding Novel Ways to Fight Foodborne Outbreaks

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes that about 17% of Americans get sick from foodborne diseases each year. The CDC estimates that 59% of these illnesses are caused by viruses and 39% are caused by bacteria. The some of the most commons pathogens are Norovirus, Salmonella,…

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Dr. Jarra Jagne: Poultry, Politics and Health

The Looming Threat of Avian Flu, a recent article by Mary Mckenna in the New York Times Magazine, delves into the crippling 2015 outbreak in the Midwest and the possible threat that this virus poses to the United States in the future. Between December 2014 and June 2015, the avian…

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Ithaca, Cornell both create and attract Peace Corps Volunteers

A recent spread in the local newspaper, the Ithaca Times, highlighted the impressive presence of returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University’s home. Ithaca has the highest per-capita concentration of RPCVs in the nation. So what is it about Ithaca that makes residents interested in the Peace…

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Cornell’s Dr. Kristy Richards: One Health approach to curing lymphoma

The One Health Approach views the world as an integrated community – one where the health of the environment and animals influences the health of humans, and where the actions of humans impact the health of animals and the environment. While disease, pollution and environmental catastrophes often make it easy…

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The ‘One Health’ Case for Environmental Policy Action

By Alexander J. Travis So a guy walks into his doctor’s office with a nasty-looking cut on his arm. The doctor examines it and says, “Hmm, that’s pretty bad. Why don’t you wait until gangrene sets in and then come back and see me?” Sounds pretty ridiculous, right? We don’t…

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One Health

Taking a One Health Approach to Public Health A Brief History of One Health One Health is a term used to describe the collective health of people, animals, and the environment in which we live, and speaks specifically to the effect each element has on the health of the others.…

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Taking a Planetary Health and One Health Approach to Public Health

As the global population grows and human innovations abound, the world becomes a smaller yet more complex place. With sufficient resources, one can get to almost any point in the world in some 48 hours. With this mobility, ideas and commerce move rapidly. Along with them, infections and vectors of…

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