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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.

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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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Microbiome sampling pill in the small intestine

3D printed pill samples gut microbiome to aid diagnosis and treatment

The pill is the first known working device capable of non-invasively and accurately assessing the profile of bacterial species inhabiting any stage of the gastrointestinal tract

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An Ebola health worker seen at a treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo

Battling Ebola in Congo

A Cummings School expert in global health shares what’s working in the latest outbreak—and what needs to change

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Tufts University, Tufts Medical Center launch center for study of antimicrobial resistance

Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance to leverage strengths of the university and medical center to research mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and develop new strategies for treatment and education Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center unite decades of experience and expertise in infectious disease research and clinical care with the Tufts Center for Integrated Read More

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Hunting Ebola’s Origins

Two Tufts alumni contributed to research providing a critical clue into the mysterious cause of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history

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Mighty Mice

Cummings School and MIT work with Massachusetts citizens to genetically fight Lyme disease.

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Making a Difference Around the Globe

Tufts trains students to advance animal, human, and environmental health wherever they’re needed.

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Advancing Breakthroughs for All Species

From eradicating rinderpest to informing environmental policy, Cummings School is making our world a better place.

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Can We Eradicate Goat Plague?

A Cummings School researcher is looking to wipe out a viral illness that threatens endangered species—and the livelihoods of families in the developing world.

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