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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"

Announcement

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

Video

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. 
A portrait of Dr. Jarra Jagne

The work of Dr. Jarra Jagne, a veterinarian and senior extension associate at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, illustrates the contribution veterinarians make to public health.
Vestiaria coccinea show sitting on a plant in Hawaii

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center is excited to welcome the newest member of our team, Atkinson Center Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Katherine McClure, who will focus on optimizing landscape-level mosquito control efforts to save Hawai'i's highly imperiled native birds from the scourge of avian malaria.
Forest Fire

For Your Information

In this Urban Health & Wellbeing: A Systems Approach Policy Brief, Cornell Planetary Health Scientist Dr. Montira Pongsiri and colleagues find that addressing the environment and health nexus is a strategic approach to advance the Sustainable Development Goals in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Lake Victoria fisherman

Freshwater fisheries are under tremendous pressure from pollution, climate change, and overfishing. Cornell's Dr. Kathryn Fiorella is taking an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the links between the health of inland fisheries and that of the people who depend on them.
Scopes Annual Report

Now more than ever, animal and human health issues require solutions that span oceans and borders - and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is hard at work. Read about the impacts our faculty and staff, students, and alumni are having around the globe.