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Transforming Global Health

Cummings School is committed to advancing One Health initiatives that enhance the health and well-being of animals, humans and the environment. Our leadership in both clinical and research settings reaches across disciplines, into the classroom, and out in the world.

Our faculty engages in innovative One Health research in the areas of   infectious disease, comparative oncology, international medicine, wildlife, conservation medicine and human-animal interactions. This work creates a campus without boundaries, offers unique learning experiences, and ultimately helps us educate a new breed of One Health graduates prepared to make a positive impact in the World.

Christine Jost talks to a group of women about access to quality animal health services, while on a 2019 visit to the Somali region of Ethiopia

The Veterinarian-Humanitarian

A Cummings School and Fletcher School alum works to get U.S. aid where it’s needed to fight COVID-19, locusts, and other emergencies across the globe

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Dog being swabbed for COVID-19 test

Local study to look for coronavirus in pets

Professor Jonathan Runstadler talked to WCVB Boston about Cummings School’s new study looking for the novel coronavirus in pets.

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woman with medical mask on bent down in front of her dog holding his face

Can Pets Get or Spread COVID-19?

Cummings School scientists launch a study to better understand the novel coronavirus and how it may infect pets and other domestic animals

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Wiku Adisasmito sIndonesia’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Force

Meet the Man Leading Indonesia’s COVID-19 Response

Indonesia represents one of the most challenging fronts in the war against COVID-19. Meet the adjunct professor leading the fight against the novel coronavirus in the world’s fourth most-populous country.

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Why We Need Veterinarians in the Policy World

Two Cummings School alums are spending the year in government fellowships focused on One Health. In the age of COVID-19, here’s why that’s so important

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Humane Society International’s Kelly Donithan, VG12, giving water to a koala bear as part of the disaster relief from the fires in Australia

An S.O.S. for Australian Wildlife

Wildfires are ravaging the continent’s wild marsupials and other animals—Cummings School alumni are on the ground helping

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deer tick

A Vote Against Lyme Disease

Cast your ballot for the best new ideas in fighting a growing health problem

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clear glass bottle with numerous deer tick captured for lyme disease research

Join the Fight Against Lyme Disease

The Lyme Disease Challenge event November 1 seeks students and faculty from disparate fields to combat the disease

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A World Without Rinderpest

Cummings School’s Jeffrey Mariner, who played a key role in eradicating the devastating cattle plague from the wild, weighs in on an effort to destroy laboratory samples of the virus

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Veterinary Teaching Hospitals Update: Emergency & Essential Cases Only. Call Ahead. Read More