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Announcing launch of K. Lisa Yang Wildlife Health Fellows program


Check out this new opportunity for our next generation of wildlife health / One Health leaders!
Samples being prepared for testing in a biosafety cabinet at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center. Darcy Rose/CVM

Cornell virology experts are sequencing the bird flu virus that recently affected cows in Texas, after work at Cornell and two other veterinary diagnostic laboratories found the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus in cattle samples, a first for this species.
Sharks shown swimming in open water.

Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine announced a gift of $35 million to support the Cornell Wildlife Health Center, which has been renamed to the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health in recognition of the scale of commitment to planetary health from the donor, Lisa Yang.
A dog sitting in the grass

While the coronavirus pandemic reinvigorated the spotlight on One Health, the focus has generally been on wildlife and livestock. A study by Cornell researchers show that companion animals or peri-domestic wildlife can act as notable reservoirs for pathogens that may affect human health as well.
K. Lisa Yang

A transformational gift from philanthropist and Cornell alumna K. Lisa Yang ’74 will endow and rename the Cornell Wildlife Health Center as the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Wild snake capture and field sampling. Photo: Hannah Danks

I had the opportunity to spend this past summer as a wildlife population health extern at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS). SCWDS is a collaborative wildlife health partnership based at the University of Georgia (UGA)....
A Red Fox shown trotting in a field.

Cornell researchers have discovered coronaviruses in wild carnivores that had never been reported in these species before.
A domestic cat shown outside.

Cats occupy a distinct position in the ecological networks of companion animals, humans and peri-domestic species – wild and feral animals living near human habitations – according to a recent review article by a team of Cornell researchers.

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This study led by Cornell researchers provides an overview of important toxicants to which honey bees are exposed; behavioral, husbandry, and external environmental factors influencing exposure; impacts of toxicant exposure on individual bee and colony health; and the convergent impacts of stress, nutrition, infectious disease, and toxicant exposures on colony health.
Krysten Schuler, director of the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab, looks on as pathologist Gavin Hitchener performs a necropsy on a bald eagle by Noël Heaney.

State agencies are stepping up education and outreach to promote voluntary adoption of non-lead alternatives, acting on recommendations from their Lead Ammunition Working Group, a multidisciplinary partnership that includes the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab.