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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 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. […]

December 21, 2016

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 […]

December 12, 2016

2011 Career Development Fellow accepts research position in Germany

Since 2008, the goal of the Career Development Program (CDP) at the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Center of Excellence, has been to provide a graduate-level fellowship program that promotes workforce development into public service or academia. Jolene Carlson, DVM, Ph.D., a 2011 fellow of […]