Faculty and Research

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is recognized internationally for faculty contributions to the study of zoonotic infectious diseases—illnesses that move from animals to people. The school was awarded an unparalleled $25 million NIH grant to establish a research unit for the national Food and Waterborne Disease Integrated Research Network, and more than $23 million in NIH funding to build a Regional Biosafety Laboratory for work with infectious disease organisms.

Tufts veterinarians are also leading the international effort to bring participatory disease surveillance and community-based disease control to the fight against avian influenza in Indonesia. Other internationally recognized research programs supported by grants from NIH and other sources include reproductive neurosciences, hepatic and gastrointestinal diseases, pulmonary diseases and nutrition. Leading clinical programs include emergency and critical care medicine, cardiology, oncology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine and surgery, anesthesiology and pain management, and animal behavior.