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COVID-19 Guidance: Guidance and operational updates for Cummings School and its veterinary teaching hospitals

Cummings in Action

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.

clinical veterinarian staff performing a mouth swab on a ferret

Racing to save humans through animal research

Professor Jonathan Runstadler comments on his lab’s work studying SARS-CoV-2 and the potential for transmission between humans and animals in a @avmajournals story about the contributions from veterinary researchers around the virus.

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USAID personnel working on Ebola recovery in Liberia in 2015.

A Push to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Cummings School expertise is key to a global program headed by the university that aims to stop new viruses from becoming a widespread danger to humans.

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A small-scale chicken farmer tending to her chickens, after participating in a survey exercise in Machakos County, Kenya. Here she is explaining to the interviewer some of the problems facing poultry keepers.

Empowering Women for Better Lives for People and Animals

Cummings School researchers study how increasing women’s access to livestock vaccines can improve animal and human health and well-being

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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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Black 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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