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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.

This Education Contains Multitudes

Not wanting to choose between a career as a researcher or a doctor, this Ph.D. student chose a veterinary path

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A Vote Against Lyme Disease

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

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This Cummings Grad Researches Vector-Borne Diseases for the CDC

Tess van Kan credits the school’s M.S. in Infectious Disease & Global Health program for giving her a leg up.

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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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Lyme Bacterium Predates the U.S. Lab That Conspiracy Theorists Say Unleashed Ticks on Public

As Congress orders an investigation of whether the Pentagon is to blame for the Lyme disease epidemic, a Cummings School expert explains why that’s a waste of public time and money

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