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 […]

IIAD accepting applications for Undergraduate and Veterinary Student Internships

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, is hosting two summer 2017 internship opportunities. As in 2016, the Institute will host undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or agricultural education along with veterinary students interested in furthering their knowledge and competencies in […]

IIAD hires Cargill as new Project Specialist

Jessica Cargill, MPH, has recently joined the team at the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence as a Project Specialist. Cargill will largely be responsible for the evaluation of the international training and higher education programs within the Institute’s Education and Outreach (EOS) portfolio. […]

Training opportunity for next-generation scientists in transboundary animal diseases

Do you know any early-career faculty, post-doctoral candidates or graduate students who are interested in transboundary animal diseases and desire to gain the skills needed to take research discoveries to the marketplace? Our Bench to Shop program offers a three-week experiential training program (during the summer of 2018) and a five-month online course. The focus is to gain an […]

J. Lindsay Oaks Best Student Molecular Biology Award given to 2013 Career Development Fellow

Noah Hull, a 2013 Career Development Program (CDP) fellow, recently received the J. Lindsay Oaks Best Student Molecular Biology Award from the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). Hull participated in the CDP through the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Center of Excellence. This […]

VSCP to be highlighted in December edition of Career Pathway Webinars

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases’ (IIAD) Veterinary Science Certificate Program (VSCP) will be highlighted in the December edition of the National 4-H and Lockheed Martin Corporations’ Career Pathways Webinar. The webinar, scheduled for the Dec. 8, at 11 a.m., will be led by Joe W. Mask, Ph.D., assistant professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Applications for Graduate Student Summer Associate Program due January 5

Applications are now available for the Graduate Student Summer Associate Program at DHS’ new Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), the Homeland Security Operations Analysis Center. This program provides a great opportunity for graduate students across the Centers of Excellence to explore a career serving the Homeland Security Enterprise through FFRDC research and analysis. […]

DHS Internship Opportunity for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the […]

IIAD trains Pakistani veterinary professionals

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, recently conducted a training workshop in epidemiology and surveillance plan development for animal health personnel in Pakistan. The training – which was held during August 8-19, 2016, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – was led by Heather […]