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April 20, 2017

Workshop discusses national bio-surveillance system for US swine industry

Last week, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence, along with the National Pork Board (NPB) and the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC), hosted a workshop to discuss the development of a national bio-surveillance system for the U.S. swine industry. The meeting, which also received sponsorship […]

April 20, 2017

Workshop discusses national bio-surveillance system for US swine industry

Last week, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence, along with the National Pork Board (NPB) and the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC), hosted a workshop to discuss the development of a national bio-surveillance system for the U.S. swine industry. The meeting, which also received sponsorship […]

April 3, 2017

IIAD to assist in analysis of competencies and curricula guidelines for global veterinary para-professional standards development project

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence and a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Collaborating Centre in biological threat reduction, will assist in an analysis of existing para-professional curricula for a project entitled, Veterinary Para-professional Standards Development. The project, which will provide recommendations […]

March 13, 2017

AgConnect® provides technology foundation for National Dairy FARM Program application

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, recently used AgConnect® as a technology foundation to provide a single, integrated solution for data collection, management and analysis for the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) ProgramTM. This effort, which is directed by the National […]

March 10, 2017

Fellowship Opportunity: DHS Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Directorate

Click here to apply for this opportunity. Reference Code DHS-RPP-CBD-2017-0001How To Apply A complete application package consists of: An application Transcript(s) – For this opportunity, an unofficial transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted.  Selected candidate must provide proof […]

March 9, 2017

Berquist named director of Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases

After serving as associate director since 2011, Melissa Berquist, Ph.D., has been named director of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), effective March 9, 2017. The Institute, which is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Center of Excellence (COE) and member of the Texas A&M University System, focuses on research, education […]

March 8, 2017

Siems joins the IIAD team as Administrative Associate

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, recently welcomed Barbara Siems to their team. Siems serves as Administrative Associate for the Institute, where she coordinates the administrative support functions and maintains the ongoing and daily operations of the office. Her everyday duties include: answering phones, […]

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 […]

February 24, 2017

Current Pandemic Threats and Urgent Response Planning

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Crown Agents USA and Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service(TAMU) today convened a multi-sectoral array of leaders to identify and discuss strategies for responding to evolving pandemic health threats. Current and former leaders from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), National Institute of Allergy […]

February 8, 2017

Teaming up to tackle antimicrobial resistance

This article was originally posted by AgriLife Research. This year, our country will see fewer approved uses for antibiotics in food animal production, following implementation of two guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These changes are among efforts around the world to combat a rise in antimicrobial resistance. The push to use […]

February 7, 2017

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).   […]