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A Focus on Mental Health on Campus

Tufts University task force recommends implementation of a broad, strategic suite of mental health and wellness services at the university

An Oral History: 30 Years of Veterinary Student Research at Cummings School at Tufts University

Cummings School marked the 30th anniversary of its veterinary student research program this year with 33 second- and third-year DVM students participating in summer research projects ranging from clinical, basic-science, and field research to help advance animal and human health. Student research work represented 16 animal species and studies conducted in eight countries over five continents.

Dr. Sawkat Anwer, who established Veterinary Student Research Day and has run it since its inception, shares the history of the pivotal program here.

Tufts Institute of the Environment Marks Its Twentieth Anniversary

A program celebrating two decades of activism includes awards to Janetrix Hellen Amuguni and Jennifer Baldwin and a talk by U.S. Senator Edward Markey The Tufts Institute of the Environment will celebrate its twentieth anniversary with a special program on October 7 with lightning talks, panels on environmental activism and justice, awards for impact and leadership, and Read More

Why do animals go extinct?

Some 25 to 50% of animal species on Earth are expected to go extinct over the next 10 to 20 years. Dr. Chris Whittier, V97, director of our M.S. in conservation medicine program, explains why—and shares a glimmer of hope.

This Tufts veterinary student spent the summer playing music for very good dogs to see if it helped with short-term stress

Boston Globe Second-year veterinary student, Sidney Beecy, discusses her research project that looks at the effect of music on short-term stress in dogs. Also quoted is Seana-Dowling Guyer, who is working with Sidney on this project, alongside Dr. Emily McCobb and Tufts University psychology professor, Ani Patel. Read full article here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/09/27/this-tufts-veterinary-student-spent-summer-playing-music-for-very-good-dogs-see-helped-with-short-term-stress/YEgwEURoy9vhILydLWjBEN/story.html

Spider Monkey Mission

Cummings School alumni and faculty members team up to help a monkey victim of the illegal pet trade

The young spider monkey was no more than a year old when her mother was killed. Poachers in Belize had shot her so they could sell the young monkey as a pet. The shotgun blast knocked the small monkey clear of the tree where she was being cradled by her mother—shattering her right arm, dislocating her tail, and peppering her body with shot pellets.

Why is there a EEE vaccine for horses but not for humans?

Cummings School Professor Sam Telford, an expert on infections spread by mosquitoes and ticks, explains
Actually, there is a human vaccine for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), but it has never been approved for public use.

How to Stay Safe from EEE

The rare but potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus has been detected in Massachusetts and Connecticut