Collaboration seeks to reduce health care disparities through technology

Cornell’s Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Global Health and Technology (INSiGHT) is dedicated to “applying modern technological tools to solve nutritional and global health problems.” Its co-founders are Saurabh Mehta, professor of global health, epidemiology and nutrition in the Division of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Human Ecology, and David…

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Carmen Moraru promotes food and agriculture research funding in D.C.

Dan Klotz ’89/Provided Carmen Moraru, professor of food science, speaks during a briefing in the House of Representatives Nov. 2. “How can we improve the safety of the food supply?” asked Cornell food scientist Carmen Moraru. Moraru, professor of food science in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, joined academic…

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Students share global and public health projects, solutions to problems

More than 40 student teams gathered Nov. 3 to present their experiences with global and public health learning as part of the Global and Public Health Experiential Learning Symposium, hosted by the Cornell Global Health Program and its Student Advisory Board. Held in Martha van Rensselaer Commons, the teams used…

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Spotlight: MPH Faculty in Local and Regional Food Systems

Local & Regional Food Systems Strengthening Collaborations across Campus, County and Community Strengthening Connection: Who We Are. To catalyze collaboration and strengthen our impact, we are taking some time to get to know our LRFS network and are sharing what we learn. Each month we will spotlight a handful of…

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Chris Barrett talks food aid to D.C. policymakers

Provided Chris Barrett speaks at a forum hosted by the American Enterprise Institute Oct. 19 in Washington, D.C. Congress can change the United States’ international food aid programs to save lives without increasing taxpayer costs, said Cornell expert Chris Barrett. Barrett, the Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of…

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Engaged Cornell’s spirit grows

Dave Burbank Photography From left, Christine Liu and Lavannya Pulluveetil Barrera of Cornell’s student-led Alternative Breaks program with Latonya Assanah, greenhouse manager for Harlem Grown, during a 2017 trip to New York City, where students worked with the nonprofit organization on a children’s sensory garden. Engaged Cornell’s spirit grows in…

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Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate to be inclusive, transparent

In a statement released Oct. 11, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack shared the charge of the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate and announced its co-chairs. Following recent incidents on and near campus, Pollack issued an initial statement calling the community to action, and university leaders have since detailed new commitments…

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Extension summer interns recount helping New York businesses, communities

Cornell Cooperative Extension intern Ryan Graff ’20, left, stands with Michael Spiak, owner of The Fossil Stone Vineyards, Greenfield Center, New York.  Stepping up to the podium at the 2017 Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) internship reception Oct. 11, at Cornell Biotech, 26 students shared their experiences of working at CCE county…

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Cornell, community partners reflect on engagement for the greater good

From left, Randi Lynn Quackenbush of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier; Gen Meredith of the College of Veterinary Medicine; David Pelletier, professor of nutritional sciences and Cornell in Washington program director; David Lee ’15; Dr. Monika Safford, M.D. ’86, of Weill Cornell Medicine; Dr. Michael Berlin of Cayuga Medical Center,…

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