The Center for Exploration and Travel Health (CETH) at the California Academy of Sciences has two missions:
- To excel in providing exploration consultation to the museum community; and
- To be a leading academic center in expedition medicine and global health research.
The clinical division of the Center consists of an in-house travel medicine and expedition consulting practice that helps manage pre-travel and return medical concerns of Academy staff.
With Academy scientists and physicians working together, the ability to expand our range of knowledge and publish biological and medical findings will be unique among the world's museums.
CETH Snakebite Project
Current CETH projects are most focused on understanding and solving the social and environmental inequities that cause the unequal burden of snakebite worldwide and addressing solutions to this public health crisis.
News and media coverage
"Snakebites Are a Deadly Threat Worldwide. Who’s Behind the Push for a New Treatment?"
Inside Philanthropy, December 2020
"An ER Doctor's Search for a Snakebite Drug Might Lead to a COVID-19 Treatment"
Los Angeles Times, November 2020
"Snakebite Steals Millions of Years of Quality Life in India"
Nature, December 2020
Planet Money "Snakebite" episode
NPR, November 2019
"The Search for Better Antivenom Heats Up as Snakebites Get Renewed Attention"
C&EN, January 2019
"Can Science Rob Snakes of Their Deadliest Weapon?"
STAT/Scientific American, March 2017
"The Quest to Modernize Snakebite Medicine"
The Wall Street Journal, August 2017
"Minutes to Die"
"The Killers Underfoot"
The New York Times, April 2014