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COVID-19 Summit to be held virtually Nov. 4-5

Researchers and clinicians from Cornell’s Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell Tech will gather for an online COVID-19 Summit, Nov. 4-5, to share their expertise and clinical experience with COVID-19.

Class of 1955’s timely investment: supporting student health

Members of the Class of 1955 recently celebrated their 65th Reunion. These octogenarians have also been steadfast supporters of Cornell Health.

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Project to optimize food plant worker safety, product supply

A Cornell-led project will use computer modeling and outreach to find optimal strategies to minimize COVID-19 cases and transmission among workers in food processing facilities, while maintaining the best possible production.

Committee seeks input on student mental health priorities

A comprehensive review of student mental health on the Ithaca campus was released Oct. 22, and the university is seeking input from the campus community to help prioritize the report’s recommendations.

Efficacy, politics influence public trust in COVID-19 vaccine

In surveys of nearly 2,000 American adults, barely half said they would be willing to take a hypothetical vaccine with an efficacy, or effectiveness, of 50% – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s minimum threshold for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Choi elected to National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and provost for medical affairs of Cornell University, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

CCE helps Buffalo get school food truck rolling

With help from Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Buffalo City School District unveiled a new Farm to School food truck, which will bring locally-sourced hot food to inner city families.

Intercampus team to develop post-transplant UTI diagnosis

An intercampus research team has been awarded a five-year, $3.65 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a quick, inexpensive method for accurately diagnosing urinary tract infections in kidney transplant patients.

Study upends understanding about joint injuries

A new interdisciplinary study from the College of Veterinary Medicine shows that the protein that lubricates our joints may actually be a signal of impending arthritis in animals and humans.