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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 […]

June 19, 2017

Three students begin IIAD undergraduate internship program

Following a nationwide application process, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, recently selected three interns to participate in the IIAD Undergraduate Internship Program. Since 2015, the Institute has hosted undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or agricultural education and sciences […]

June 6, 2017

2013 Career Development fellow completes Program

Noah Hull, a Ph.D. student at the University of Wyoming, recently completed the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases’ (IIAD) Career Development Program (CDP). As a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Center of Excellence, IIAD hosts the graduate-level fellowship Program to promote workforce development into public practice or academia. The Program requires fellows […]

May 5, 2017

Moss joins IIAD as program coordinator

Kristen Moss has joined the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, as a program coordinator effective May 1. Moss will be working with the Institute’s AgConnect® team and will assist in managing day-to-day logistical activities in support of specific large-scale project efforts. Moss will be […]

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 […]