Adam Shelepak ’17 receives town-gown leadership award

Senior Adam Shelepak has been named the 2017 winner of the Cornell University Relations’ Campus-Community Leadership Award. The annual honor is presented to a graduating senior who has shown exceptional town-gown leadership and innovation. Among his many off-campus activities, Shelepak has served as chair of the Cornell Student United Way…

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African circumcision rates rise when clergy endorse procedure

Educating religious leaders in sub-Saharan Africa about male circumcision increases the likelihood that men will undergo the procedure, Weill Cornell Medicine investigators found in a new trial. The results may have profound public health implications, as circumcision has been shown to dramatically reduce the incidence of HIV. Public health experts…

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National Infant Immunization Week April 22-29, 2017

TOMPKINS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Your Partner for a Healthy Community Frank Kruppa – Public Health Director FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 20, 2017 For more information contact: Melissa Gatch at 274-6604 National Infant Immunization Week April 22-29, 2017 (ITHACA, NY, April 24, 2017) – National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is…

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Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

 Alumni and faculty will share ideas on conservation and climate change April 21-23 at the Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism Summit, while students and faculty will ascend Capitol Hill on April 21, and walk in the national Science March on April 22. The university’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future is a major sponsor…

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Renewable fuels alone can’t stop climate change

In discussions about climate change, many people seem to think the only real problem is replacing fossil fuels, and once that’s done nothing much really needs to change. “That’s not only false, it’s a really dangerous way of thinking,” said Karen Pinkus, professor of Romance studies and comparative literature in…

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Obamacare Medicaid expansion improved preventive care

An important component of the Affordable Care Act is that it facilitated states expanding their Medicaid programs, offering health insurance to low-income, childless adults. Experts hoped that these expansions would not only improve the general health of this vulnerable population, but also save taxpayer dollars by increasing preventive care and…

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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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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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Cornell experts: “One Health” is key to life

On March 15, 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that an estimated 12.6 million deaths each year (roughly one in four) are attributable to diseases caused by living in environments affected by factors such as air pollution, chemicals, and climate change. The report explains that while deaths from have…

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