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March 2023

A collage of new Professorships.

In recognition of their outstanding scholarship and service, multiple members of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty have been granted named professorships, including Drs. Raina Plowright and Gary Whittaker.
Peregrine “Peri” Wolff, D.V.M. ‘84 shown holding a turtle.

In 2022, Peregrine “Peri” Wolff, DVM ‘84, was invited to serve on the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Advisory Council and the Women’s Engagement & Philanthropy Initiative, supporting Cornell's focus on wildlife health and its connections to public, domestic animal and environmental health.
Danielle Sosnicki shown standing next to a bird sculpture.


Danielle Sosnicki is a Biomedical & Biological Sciences PhD Candidate in the Travis Lab at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is studying mechanisms that are involved in the maturation and function of sperm, with a concentration in Zoology and Wildlife Conservation.
Free-roaming dog shown curled up asleep on the ground.

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Canine distemper virus is a global multi-host pathogen that can be fatal in a range of species. This latest study shows that the presence of free-roaming dogs around protected areas in Nepal could represent a source of infectious disease for transmission to local wildlife, including endangered tigers.
African forest image by Yaayaa Diallo from Pixabay

An investigation conducted by ProPublica found that deforestation could increase the risk of Ebola spilling over into people at several sites in Africa. As part of their research, ProPublica consulted with Cornell's Dr. Raina Plowright, who is also a senior author of the theoretical model used in their analysis.
Moose cow and calf courtesy of NYS DEC.

Cornell scientists have been part of a multiphase project looking at factors influencing reproductive and survival rates of adult moose, availability of moose habitat and population estimates.