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On Sept 3, we held a CCSF lunch entitled Climate and Infectious Disease. Drew Harvell, Kelly Zamudio and Laura Harrington gave a brief presentation
 

Summary: CCSF lunch
On Sept 3, we held a CCSF lunch entitled Climate and Infectious Disease. Drew
Harvell, Kelly Zamudio and Laura Harrington gave a brief presentation
summarizing some of the strengths of Cornell in the Climate/Disease area: 1) an
already strong network of Cornell faculty in the area of infectious disease
biology, housed across campus in CALS, the arts college and the vet school.
Additional strength is as yet untapped at Weill. 2) Cornell is already known as
an institution that is strong in infectious disease ecology and is already involved
in an NSF-funded workshop grant and has held one international meeting
(2007 Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease). 3) We suggested
that immunodynamics is a key area of infectious disease research that could be
strengthened at Cornell. We discussed our CCSF proposal to develop forecasting
algorithms and models to link environmental change to disease level in corals,
humans and amphibians. This project would require developing the remote
sensing linkages and expertise to make these forecasts on both land and in the
sea, and to integrate with economists to consider the costs and some market
incentives.
There was a spirited discussion and ideas about how to develop further strength
and connectedness in the Climate Disease Group.
The following points were made:

  

Source: Angenent, Lars T. - Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

 

Collections: Renewable Energy; Engineering