Surgery Linked to Diabetes Remission

A recent Cornell-led study authored by Bethany Cummings, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the CVM, sought to discover how bariatric surgery causes type 2 diabetes remission in people. The study, which was conducted with mice, suggests that increased signaling through the bile acid receptor, TGR5, contributes. Read the full story here.

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Study of Genetic Diseases in Dogs Informs Humans

Through a genetic analysis of 4,200 dogs, Cornell researchers led by biomedical sciences professor Adam Boyko, have investigated 180,000 genetic markers and taken a big step forward in mapping genes responsible for diseases in dogs. This study – the largest of its kind to date –  improves understanding of human…

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Reproduction as the Mosquito’s “Achilles Heel”

Cornell entomology professor Laura Harrington and molecular biology and genetics professor Mariana Wolfner are studying the mosquito mating process in hopes of discovering a way to control mosquito reproduction. Researchers believe that it could be possible to block a female mosquito’s ability to reproduce, which would provide a new way to fight Zika virus, dengue fever,…

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Cornell to fight for food safety as CDC Center of Excellence

On February 29th, the Cornell Chronicle announced that Cornell University and the New York State Department of Health have been selected as the 6th CDC Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. The Center, formed since Fall 2015, will “assist local, state and federal health officials to respond to foodborne disease outbreaks”…

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Cornell Receives $24M to Combat Global Wheat Threats

Ronnie Coffman, international plant breeder and director of Cornell’s office of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is the director of the newly funded $24 million grant project Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat that has been awarded to Cornell University by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant…

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Gen Meredith (MPH)

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Associate Director of International Programs and the Master of Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine Gen Meredith, a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine (Occupational Therapy) and the University of Massachusetts’ School of Public Health (Master of Public Health), has come to Cornell to help design and lead the…

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Wendy Wolford (Environment)

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Associate Professor in Development Sociology (DSOC) International Professor as well as a field member in Latin American Studies (LAS) International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD) 2012-2015 Contested Global Landscapes Theme Project Faculty Fellow. Faculty director of economic development in Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Full bio

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Alex Travis (Animals, Environment, MPH)


Faculty Director for the Environment at Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

Director of the Cornell Center for Wildlife Conservation

Associate professor of reproductive biology and wildlife conservation at Cornell’s Baker Institute for Animal Health at the College of Veterinary Medicine

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One Health @ CVM

Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences The Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences’ mission is to promote health, productivity, and welfare of food- and fiber-producing animals, companion animals, and wildlife populations; ensure safety of foods of animal origin; and prevent animal disease with its associated risks to human health. Microbiology & Immunology…

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Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine values scholarship across the full spectrum from molecule to medical application and demonstrates this commitment through research, educational programs and professional service. We endorse the concept of One Health in advancing the understanding of both animal and human health, encourage and foster open collaboration across…

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