Public & Ecosystem Health Symposium

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 11:00am

Please join the CVM community for a symposium celebrating the first anniversary of the Department of Public & Ecosystem Health! 

All are welcome; registration is only required if you plan to join us for lunch. Free lunch for the first 150 to register! Enter raffle to win a bike!


11:00 AM - Welcome

  • Lorin D. Warnick, Austin O. Hooey Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Alexander J. Travis, Professor and Chair, Department of Public & Ecosystem Health

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM - PEH Impact Awards Project Presentations 

  • Breaking Down Barriers to Sustainable Antimicrobial Use in Cats 
    • Casey Cazer, Assistant Professor 
    • Amelia Greiner Safi, Associate Professor of Practice
  • Aquaculture-Driven Impacts on Public and Ecosystem Health in Lake Victoria, Kenya
    • Rod Getchell, Assistant Research Professor
    • Kathryn Fiorella, Assistant Professor
  • Survey of Novel Coronaviruses in Wildlife for Risk Assessment Studies
    • Laura Goodman, Assistant Professor
    • Elizabeth Bunting, Associate Professor of Practice
    • Kevin Cummings, Associate Professor
    • Krysten Schuler, Assistant Research Professor
    • Michael Stanhope, Professor
    • Gary Whittaker, Professor

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Staff Presentations

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunch and First Poster Session 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - PEH Research & Practice Highlights 

  • Chicken Connections: Safeguarding the Environment and Human and Animal Health
    • Jarra Jagne, Associate Professor of Practice
  • Equitable Food Systems
    • Karla Hanson, Professor of Practice
  • Local Policy Responses to Homelessness
    • Charley Willison, Assistant Professor
  • Cornell in Uganda: Engagement of Students in an African Swine Fever Project
    • John Ekakoro, Postdoctoral Associate, Havas Research Group

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Engagement Panel Discussion

  • Panelists:
    • ​​​​​​​Krysten Schuler, Assistant Research Professor
    • Gen Meredith, Professor of Practice
    • Lorraine Francis, Associate Professor of Practice
    • Daryl Nydam, Professor
    • Elizabeth Fox, Assistant Professor of Practice
    • Caroline Yancey, Associate Dean of Intl Programs, Associate Professor of Practice

​​​​​​​4​​:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Cocktail hour and Second Poster Session