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

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 Community VET Talks

Cummings School hosted faculty Vet Talks on September 14. The TED-style presentation included topics such as

  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Vaccine Development - Tuberculosis
  • Community Veterinary Medicine
  • Rodenticides in Birds of Prey
  • Rats and Public Health
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Opioid Epidemic

The event was made possible by the generous support of Robert and Sally Croce, Brighter World Campaign Committee members.

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.

Cats Are Better Than Dogs (at Catching the Coronavirus)

Professor Jonathan Runstadler is quoted in The New York Times on the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission between humans and pets.

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There’s a Vaccine for Lyme Disease. So Why Can’t We Get It?

Professor Sam Telford spoke with New York Magazine about ticks and Lyme Disease.

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How Much Should I Worry About Ticks?

Professor Sam Telford spoke with Slate.com about all things ticks—from observations of tick populations in his fieldwork to preventing tick bites.

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Plotting the End of Lyme Disease

For years, Tufts researchers have been on the cutting edge of investigating and treating the mysterious illness known as Lyme disease. Now, a new initiative seeks to eradicate the disease once and for all.

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Harnessing Antibodies as Pathogen Hunters

Tufts researcher finds combining the right antibody with the right delivery system may prevent many diseases before they wreak havoc in the body

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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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FDA Approves a Third COVID-19 Vaccine

Cummings School veterinary pathologist aided research behind new single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson

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Keeping an Eye on the Human-Animal Interface

Infectious disease researchers Kaitlin Sawatzki, Nichola Hill, and Wendy Puryear spoke with Nature’s LabAnimal on viral surveillance at the human-animal interface.

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Coronavirus FAQs

Professor Jonathan Runstadler contributed his expertise to NPR’s Goats and Soda for a coronavirus FAQ on a range of topics.

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Which animals can catch COVID-19, which can’t — and why it matters.

Professor Jonathan Runstadler comments in a Vox article about which animals are most susceptible to SARS-CoV-2

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