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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 […]

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 […]

December 7, 2016

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 […]

December 5, 2016

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 […]

December 1, 2016

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. […]

November 28, 2016

IIAD chief veterinarian gives presentation at EuFMD 2016 Open Session

Recently, Elizabeth Parker, DVM, chief veterinarian for the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, gave a presentation at the 2016 Open Session for the European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease (EuFMD) – the largest technical and scientific meeting on FMD […]

November 2, 2016

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 […]

October 31, 2016

IIAD welcomes new project manager

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, recently welcomed a new project manager, Andrew Stokes, to their team. Stokes will be working with the AgConnect® team to manage project activities and to provide support for system users and expertise on architecture and implementation. He […]

October 24, 2016

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 […]