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May 2, 2018

Laboratory collaboration project breaks down traditional communication barriers

Earlier this month, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) in partnership with the Texas Center for Applied Technology (TCAT) hosted an exercise that demonstrated the efficacy of a digital content sharing and collaboration network that will increase communication and collaboration between both conventional and high containment animal health diagnostic and research laboratories. The exercise […]

December 14, 2018

OneUSDA Internship Program

The OneUSDA Internship Program provides students with experience in a dynamic work environment that will enhance their educational goals and shape their career choices. At USDA, we are committed to teaching and shepherding the next generation of strong leaders. USDA will start reviewing applications on December 9, and the application window will close on January […]

May 10, 2018

DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis Internship Opportunities

The Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) leads DHS in the business of intelligence and is offering undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to hone their skills to prepare for careers as intelligence professionals. They are currently hosting internships in the following areas: Intelligence Analysis: Includes analysis of issues related to terrorism, cybersecurity, border security, […]

May 3, 2018

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 […]

May 2, 2018

Laboratory collaboration project breaks down traditional communication barriers

Earlier this month, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) in partnership with the Texas Center for Applied Technology (TCAT) hosted an exercise that demonstrated the efficacy of a digital content sharing and collaboration network that will increase communication and collaboration between both conventional and high containment animal health diagnostic and research laboratories. The exercise […]

April 19, 2018

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 […]

April 9, 2018

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. […]

February 14, 2018

Institute for Infectious Diseases and Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Public Health Internship Program

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim – Veterinary Public Health, is hosting two summer 2018 internship opportunities. The Institute will host two students with interests and experience in veterinary medicine and/or international agricultural issues. Veterinary students of any year or classification and graduate students are eligible to apply to […]

January 24, 2018

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 […]

January 23, 2018

IIAD’s Dee Ellis talks animal health on Beef with Millennials Podcast

Dee Ellis, DVM, a staff veterinarian at The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases was a guest on this week’s Beef with Millennials podcast. The podcast, which is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Ranch TV, discusses hot topics in agriculture and how millennials can make an impact on the future of beef production. Click the […]

December 14, 2017

Witnesses assess US biosecurity infrastructure as inadequate

This article was originally posted by AgriPulse. Senate Agriculture Committee members can’t say they weren’t warned. A panel of witnesses spoke to the committee on Wednesday and all essentially delivered the same message: the current defense against pests, pathogens, and biosecurity threats to the food system needs work. “If you were an enemy of the United […]