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Dr. Margaret Bynoe received an award from the Schwartz Research Fund for Women in Life Sciences(article)

Dr. Pamela Chang and Bibudha Parasar designed a molecule capable of controlling an immune response when exposed to UV light radiation. (study)(article)(Nov. 2016)

Nobel laureate William Campbell gave a seminar on Oct. 13th to the Cornell community and also spoke in two classes. (article)(Oct 2016)

Dr. Rodney Dietert will be the guest at the "Chats in the Stacks" book talk at the Mann Library on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 4pm. (here)(Sept 2016)

The American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) inducted Dr. Bruce Calnek, Dr. Julius Fabricant, Dr. Phillip Levine, Dr. Ton Schat, and S.B. Hitchner into the new Hall of Honor. Cornell graduates Dr. R.L. Witter and Dr. Hiram Lasher were also inducted. (here)(September 2016)

Dr. David Russell will be one of the presenters at the Cell Press Webinar on May 6th titled, "Phagocytes In Homeostasis and Inflammation". (here)(April 2016)

Dr. Cynthia Leifer is quoted in support of vaccinations in an article on healthline.com about removing an anti-vaccination movie from the Tribeca Film Festival. (here)(March 2016)

Dr. Judith Appleton and lead author Dr. Lu Huang discuss their latest published paper in this Cornell Chronicle article. (here)( Feb. 2016)

Dr. Gary Whittaker is interviewed by NPR about the Zika virus. (here)( Feb. 2016)

Dr. Russell had two first and one second place winner, Lu Huang had a first place winner, and Shumin Tan had a second place winner in the Pawprint Photo Contest. (here)

Dr. Leifer received the 2015 Society for Leukocyte Biology Meeting with the Dolph O. Adams Award for Excellence in Leukocyte Biology Research. (here)(2015)

Congratulations to Dr. Russell on the appointment to the  International Scientific Advisory Committee of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2015)

Dr. Avery August received the 2016 Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award. More information can be found here.

Alice Lee was selected as the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologist (AAVP) 2015 Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) Graduate Student Award in Zoonotic Diseases recipient.

The Teratology Society has awarded Dr. Rodney Dietert the James G. Wilson Publication Award for the paper: "The Microbiome in Early Life: Self-Completion and Microbiota Protection as Health Priorities. More can be found here.

The Cornell Chronicle's article on Dr. Avery August receiving the E. E. Just Lecture Award can be found here.

Nancy Redd interviewed Dr. Cynthia Leifer about the recent outbreak of measles at Disneyland and the reasons for immunizing people on the Huff Post Live website found here. (Jan. 2015)

Dr. Cynthia Leifer’s article points out how important it is for everyone that can be vaccinated should be. More on this topic can be found here. (Jan. 2015)

More information on the award for the film MicroBirth featuring Dr. Rodney Dietert. (Oct. 2014)

Just-published,  open access, peer-reviewed paper on Dr. Rodney Dietert's new teaching initiatives.  It highlights the utility of a variety of contemplative practices for creative problem solving within biomedical education and Cornell at the leading edge in health education initiatives. (here) (July 2014)

Cornell researchers have identified a type of immune system cell that prevents a patient’s body from attacking donor cells after a bone marrow transplant, a condition called graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Read more on the research of Dr. Avery August in the Cornell Chronicle (here). (June 2014)

Dr. Rodney Dietert was recently featured in the College News for a article he did in Eureka called Zen-ing Your Research: Or how to add some introspection to the scientific research model. (read more) (June 2014)