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June 19, 2017

New Foot-and-Mouth Disease Rapid Diagnostic Kit gets license for use in U.S. Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2017 DHS S&T Press Office John Verrico, (202) 254-2385 Washington — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) announced today the licensing of a rapid-response (three-hour) Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) diagnostic kit by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB).  Developed by […]

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).   […]

January 30, 2017

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 […]

January 27, 2017

IIAD welcomes new student fellow

Kirby Bohls, a Texas A&M University undergraduate, has recently joined the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, as a student fellow. Bohls is a junior animal science major, with minors in business administration and meat science, from Dripping Springs, Texas. When this student fellow […]

January 23, 2017

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. […]