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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 […]

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 […]

October 17, 2016

Former Career Development Program fellow accepts post-doctoral fellowship

Since 2008, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, has used the graduate-level Career Development Program to promote workforce development into public service or academia. Jada Thompson, Ph.D., a 2015 Program fellow, is now building upon previous research and experience gained through the Program with […]

October 10, 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 Webinars. IIAD is a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence with programs focused on a variety of education initiatives, including youth education […]

October 3, 2016

Mask receives 2015 Multi-Cultural Team Award

Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Zeta Chapter recently presented the 2015 Multi-Cultural Team Award to a team leading the Veterinary Science Certificate Program (VSCP) in Fort Bend County. Included in the team is Joe Mask, Ph.D., an assistant professor and extension specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service who is housed in the Institute for Infectious […]

September 19, 2016

IIAD hosts executive laboratory training for Afghanistan laboratory personnel

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), in partnership with CRDF Global and BM Martin Laboratory Consultants, LLC, recently wrapped up a laboratory management training for three senior executive-level managers from the Republic of Afghanistan Central Veterinary Diagnostic and Research Laboratory (CVDRL). Barbara Martin, M.S., founder of BM Consultants, LLC, and Kathryn Moser, independent laboratory […]

September 14, 2016

IIAD hosts two fellows as part of DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Center of Excellence, recently hosted two fellows from Lincoln University as part of the ten-week DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions. The Program focuses in enhancing scientific research by bringing in pairs of students and young […]

September 9, 2016

A new look revealed for AgConnect® suite of tools

Last month, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, revealed a new look for the AgConnect® suite of tools during the AgConnect® Emergency Exercise. The suite was rebranded and renamed in order to better reflect the forward-thinking technologies and how they help veterinarians and […]