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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Poultry Vaccine Innovators Receive Award

Bruce Calnek, DVM ’55, the Steffen Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Medicine, and Karel Schat, Ph.D. ’78, professor emeritus in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology were awarded the 2015 Ezra Technology Innovator Award for their work as inventors of the Marek’s disease vaccine. Cornell patented the SB-1 strain that Calnek and…

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In Vitro Puppies Born at CVM

Alex Travis, associate professor of reproductive biology in the Baker Institute for Animal Health in Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and other Cornell researchers succeeded in producing the first litter of puppies through in vitro fertilization. This is not only a significant breakthrough in terms of reproductive technology, but also…

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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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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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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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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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