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UK variant identified in Tompkins County

The Tompkins County Health Department alerted the local community that B.1.1.7, the new, highly contagious “UK variant” of COVID-19, has been identified in Tompkins County.

Cornell to help train state’s pioneering public health corps

Cornell is partnering with New York state and Northwell Health System to develop and train the nation’s first state public health corps, which will support COVID-19 vaccination and improve long-term public health outcomes.

Student film project to have encore showing Jan. 24

A collection of student films, offering insights into Cornell student life during the pandemic, will be shown again Jan. 24, from 2-4 p.m., followed by a live discussion with the filmmakers.

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Cornell helps develop NYS effort on telehealth reform

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has accepted new proposals to expand access to telehealth – developed with the Reimagine New York Commission Telehealth Working Group, co-chaired by President Martha E. Pollack.

Alum leads legal team for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

Douglas Lankler, J.D. ’90, executive vice president and general counsel at Pfizer, has played a leading role in establishing Pfizer’s agreement with the U.S. government for 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Hilgartner co-leads new COVID-19 policy research

A comparative analysis of COVID-19 policies across 18 countries, led by researchers from Cornell and Harvard University, shows that varied public health and economic outcomes are linked to underlying characteristics of each society.

Study: Americans skeptical of COVID-19 contact tracing apps

Mobile contact-tracing technology has emerged as one way to contain COVID-19, but contact tracing apps, which require a critical mass of adopters to be effective, face serious obstacles in the U.S., Cornell researchers have found.

Cornell’s revamped external education unit broadens its reach

Paul Krause ’91, the university’s vice provost for external education and leader of eCornell, discusses his role and the new unit that encompasses the university’s various external education programs.

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Center’s grants seed diverse research in the social sciences

Grants awarded recently by the Cornell Center for Social Sciences seeded research projects on topics ranging from COVID-19 and policing to clean energy and product design, led by scholars from across the university.