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Person wearing face mask sitting outside with cat

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky states "this is a viral lottery," describing how all sorts of wildlife normally separated by continents are brought together at markets in Asia. "If you're a virus and you survive by spreading, you couldn't create a more perfect system for aiding and abetting the next pandemic."   
Researcher in lab

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted lives and institutions around the world in numerous ways, and Cornell faculty members have shared their expertise on everything from the virus itself to impacts on local and global economies.
Cornell Vet School courtyard

New research from an interdisciplinary Cornell team has found that it takes as few as 10 minutes in a natural setting for college students to feel happier and lessen the effects of stress both physically and mentally.
Two individuals shown with hard hats and masks with the text "Coronavirus" juxtaposed over the image of the people

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center’s Dr. Steve Osofsky describes how One Health thinking can help humanity avoid outbreaks of emerging diseases like Wuhan coronavirus.
Scene from an isolation ward with a person in protective clothing

As the coronavirus continues to spread in China and beyond, Cornell’s Dr. Steve Osofsky says it’s time to shut down the "wet markets" the virus came from.
Panel speakers at MPH symposium

Spurred by estimates suggesting we have only 10 years left to prevent irreversible damage to the planet, this College of Veterinary Medicine symposium hosted by Cornell's Master in Public Health Program explored the relationships between climate change and health.
A herd of wildebeest shown coming towards the viewer

Cornell's Dr. Steve Osofsky details how methods of addressing livestock diseases can sometimes cause significant negative impacts on other sectors - especially wildlife - and calls for more thoughtful and holistic approaches.
A herd of Zebra on the African plain with text overlay stating "Ancestral Migrations Stopped at Fencelines"


The Cornell Wildlife Health Center is honored to be featured in Cornell's first Global Grand Challenge - Migrations: Researching, Teaching and Building for a World on the Move, through our One Health partnerships and solutions.
A sea turtle shown swimming above a coral reef

A recent United Nations report states that up to 1 million species face extinction as a result of human activity. Despite the grim figure, Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky says it's not too late to protect global biodiversity - and humanity, ultimately dependent upon wild nature.
A poster with the text "Feeding the World Without Devouring It" -- A Planetary Health Symposium


The Cornell Wildlife Health Center co-hosted "Feeding the World Without Devouring It - A Planetary Health Symposium," a lively discussion on food, food security, and environmental stewardship. Guest speakers came from diverse walks of life to share their experiences and perspectives.