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Cummings School Support of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cummings School faculty are working to better understand the novel coronavirus and its effect on animals and humans. Visit the CoVERS study and see the news center’s latest COVID-19 stories to learn about Cummings School’s COVID-19 work.

For the latest information about COVID-19 visit the CDCAmerican Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 online resource centers.

Is the Coronavirus in Your Backyard?

Monday, February 7th, 2022

Postdoctoral scholar Kaitlin Sawatzki comments in The New York Times on how SARS-CoV-2 could pose a risk to endangered wildlife species

Suresh Kuchipudi, a veterinary microbiologist at Penn State University in State College, Pa., with Cashew, a young white-tailed deer in the university’s deer research center

STOP Spillover

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Professor Deborah Kochevar, lead on the STOP Spillover project, spoke with BYU Radio’s Top of Mind with Julie Rose about working to prevent the next pandemic

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Racing to save humans through animal research

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Professor Jonathan Runstadler comments on his lab’s work studying SARS-CoV-2 and the potential for transmission between humans and animals in a @avmajournals story about the contributions from veterinary researchers around the virus

Dog Swab testing on black Labrador retriever for COVID-19 in Dr. Jonathan Runstadler's Laboratory