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Research at Cummings School

Cummings School is extremely proud of the achievements and ongoing work of the faculty, staff and students performing research on our campus and internationally.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is extremely proud of the achievements and ongoing work of the faculty, staff and students performing research on our campus and internationally with investigators from other universities, teaching hospitals and industry. Our projects are producing advances that are improving the health of domestic and wild animals, people, the environment and the food we consume.

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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EEE Warning as Third Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for the Virus

Professor Sam Telford spoke with WCVB Boston about concerns around eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Massachusetts after a third mosquito sample tested positive this season.

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Lyme disease now, EEE could soon follow

Professor Sam Telford spoke with Boston 25 about mosquitoes and ticks and risk of related vector-borne disease this summer, emphasizing the need for repellant.

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People probably caught coronavirus from minks. That’s a wake-up call to study infections in animals, researchers say.

Professor Jonathan Runstadler was quoted by The Washington Post among experts studying animals and the novel coronavirus and the likelihood of transmission between species

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Researchers to study how gender and sex impact coronavirus mortality

Associate professor Hellen Amuguni spoke with WCVB Boston on planned research with Tufts Medical Center into how gender and sex impact COVID-19 outcomes and mortality

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Why Is There a COVID-19 Gender Gap?

Tufts researchers to study how sex and gender affect individuals’ risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19

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Does Fido have coronavirus? Tufts researchers are testing hundreds of animals to find out

A feature in The Boston Globe highlights the CoVERS study being led by Professor Jonathan Runstadler, which seeks to understand the potential for transfer of the novel coronavirus between humans and animals

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Searching for Ways to Defeat COVID-19

Researchers developing therapies and vaccines look to find the best paths forward with the help of a Cummings School veterinary pathologist.

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Social distancing should include pets too, new CDC guidelines say

Postdoctoral scholar Kaitlin Sawatzki talked to Boston Herald about CDC guidelines that recommend social distancing measures for pets.

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How does COVID-19 affect dogs, cats, and other animals? Tufts researchers want your help finding the answer

How does COVID-19 affect dogs, cats, and other animals? Cummings School Professor Jonathan Runstadler talked to 7News – WHDH Boston about how pet and livestock owners can help Tufts researchers find the answer.

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