Veterinary student completes IIAD externship

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) is committed to developing training materials and fostering a learning community in the veterinary industry. In conjunction with this commitment, the Institute recently hosted a veterinary student externship. Minnesota native Colette Friedenson received her bachelor’s degree from Boston University before attending Columbia University to earn her MPH in […]

New student fellow added to IIAD team

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) recently added a new student worker to their team. Elizabeth Rodriguez will serve under IIAD’s associate director, Heather Simmons, DVM, MSVPH, assisting with programmatic operations in the Institute. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Elizabeth is a freshman at Texas A&M University pursuing an animal science degree with an […]

Student assistants added to IIAD team

As part of their commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in the agriculture industry, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) recently added three new undergraduate student assistants to their team. __________ A Fort Worth, Texas native, freshman Biomedical Sciences major Victoria Cruz hopes to one day work in the public health industry. […]

IIAD welcomes new student fellow

A new student fellow, Lee Ellen Pearman, recently joined the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) to work with the Veterinary Science Certificate Program (VSCP) under Joe Mask, Ph.D. Lee Ellen is a freshman majoring in animal science at Texas A&M University. She grew up in Alto, Texas, where she participated in her local 4-H club and […]

New student fellow joins IIAD

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) recently added a new student fellow, Keely Dennis, to their team. Originally from Coupland, Texas, Dennis is currently a junior at Texas A&M University where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in psychology. Dennis is supporting both Chief of Staff Rachel Whisenant […]

IIAD projects highlighted at International Symposium

Two of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases’ (IIAD) projects were recently highlighted at the 18th International Symposium of the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians held in Sorrento, Italy on June 7-10. The Multi-Laboratory International Collaboration Environment (MICE) project was selected for an oral presentation led by the project’s technical lead, Christopher Kocmoud, Texas […]

Three students begin IIAD undergraduate internship program

Following a nationwide application process, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, recently selected three interns to participate in the IIAD Undergraduate Internship Program. Since 2015, the Institute has hosted undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or agricultural education and sciences […]

2013 Career Development fellow completes Program

Noah Hull, a Ph.D. student at the University of Wyoming, recently completed the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases’ (IIAD) Career Development Program (CDP). As a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Center of Excellence, IIAD hosts the graduate-level fellowship Program to promote workforce development into public practice or academia. The Program requires fellows […]

Biosecurity Research Institute accepting applications for Transboundary Animal Disease Fellowship Positions

The Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) is accepting applications for five research fellowship positions in the Transboundary Animal Disease Workforce Development program. The fellowship is designed to foster the development of research scientists to safely plan and execute research on transboundary animal diseases (TAD) in BSL-3, BSL-3Ag, and BSL-4 environments. This opportunity will leverage the expertise […]

IIAD trains executive laboratory managers from BLRI

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, in partnership with the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M University System and BM Consultants, recently trained four senior executive laboratory managers from the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI).   […]