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Mary Nichols ’66 brings fresh air to Cornell Atkinson

Mary Nichols '66, environmental icon and former chair of the California Air Resources Board, will become a Visiting Senior Fellow at Cornell Atkinson.

NIH grant launches study to track SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

Supported by a grant from the NIH, researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Miami will study ways to use wastewater as an early warning and mapping system for genetic variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Atkinsons’ $30M gift to name multidisciplinary building

A $30 million commitment from David R. Atkinson ’60 and Patricia Atkinson will name a new multidisciplinary building on campus, intended to foster innovative and collaborative research in key university priority areas.

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Baskin lab identifies pathway for treating deadly melanomas

Cornell researchers have identified a promising pathway to effective drug treatment of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

$750K awarded for intercampus research

The Office of Academic Integration has awarded $750,000 in seed grants to 10 studies ranging from refugee health and legal rights, to a vaccine treating fentanyl addiction and overdose, to pancreatic cancer and antibiotic tolerance.

Cornell entrepreneur wins first prize at national contest

Marla Beyer, MBA/MHA ’20, hopscotched over more than 60 student teams from the U.S. and Ireland to win the $25,000 first prize at this year’s Blackstone LaunchPad’s Startup Grind Pitch Competition.

Essentials

Weill Cornell adds graduate programs at Houston Methodist

In an expansion of its biomedical education curricula, Weill Cornell Medicine is launching an additional site for graduate programs at Houston Methodist for the 2021-22 academic year.

Wildlife regulation, ‘one health’ keys to avert more pandemics

Future pandemics can be averted if the world’s governments eliminate unnecessary wildlife trade and adopt holistic approaches, according to experts at a Feb. 23 virtual conference.

Students’ vaccine videos go viral

Doctoral students Rob Swanda and Juliana González-Tobón have taken the internet by storm with their videos that take some of the mystery out of the COVID-19 vaccines.