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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!
The Transformative Power of Art in Wildlife Conservation with Brett Blumenthal collage.


Cornell alumna Brett Blumenthal BArch ’96, MBA ’04, gave an inspiring talk on "The Transformative Power of Art in Wildlife Conservation," hosted by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health, and the Zoo and Wildlife Society.
Fruit bats in flight from Pixabay.

In a new perspective paper in Nature Communications, Cornell's Dr. Raina Plowright and a team of ecologists, infectious disease scientists and policy experts have distilled their collective observations into three recommendations to prevent spillovers and halt epidemics and pandemics before they even start.
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.
One Health Asia video screenshot showing a tiger.


In this eCornell keynote presentation, Dr. Martin Gilbert, Helen Lee, and Laura Bernert from the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health share their fieldwork experiences in Asia and help illustrate how the health of wildlife and our own health and well-being are inextricably linked.
Black flying fox (Pteropus alecto); Pat Jones/Provided

An international team led by Cornell's Dr. Raina Plowright has proposed a roadmap for how to prevent the next pandemic by conserving natural areas and promoting biodiversity.
Video interview with Drs. Steve Osofsky and Isabel Jimenezn


Johns Hopkins Science Diplomacy Coordinator and Cornell alum Isabel Jimenez, DVM '21, speaks with Professor Steve Osofsky about his career in conservation and how up-and-coming applied scientists can enhance their chances of translating their work into real change for good.
Flying fox bats at rest in a tree.

A recent study by Cornell University and the Wildlife Conservation Society highlights the importance of leaving bats undisturbed in their natural habitats. Bats have been identified as reservoirs for numerous viruses that can cross over to humans, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for COVID-19.
A profile of Amandine Gamble.

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has recently welcomed many new faculty members, including Dr. Amandine Gamble, who studies infectious disease ecology, with a focus on pathogen dynamics in wildlife and at the human-wildlife interface.
Veterinary student with livestock and local community

In February, Cornell University announced a $35 million gift to endow and name the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health at the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Yang’s endowment will expand the center’s efforts to advance science into policy and action, train future wildlife health leaders, and provide opportunities for student experiential learning.