Open Call for Proposals ends Sept. 15

The deadline for submitting white papers to the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases’ (IIAD) Open Call for Proposals is Sept. 15, 2014. The Institute specializes in research and development of tools, technologies and programs to protect and defend against transboundary animal, emerging, and other zoonotic disease threats. Particular diseases of interest include: foot-and-mouth disease, Rift […]

Enhanced Passive Surveillance project concepts of operations workshop

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Center of Excellence, recently hosted a workshop to discuss defining concepts of operations (CONOPS) for the Enhanced Passive Surveillance (EPS) pilot project, August 12-13, 2014 in Arlington, VA. The EPS pilot project uses an information technology system to integrate […]

Downey presents poster at World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production

Erika Downey, a Ph.D. candidate in Texas A&M University’s genetics graduate program, was awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Needs Fellowship through the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD). The fellowship funds were used for her to travel and present a poster at the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production in Vancouver, […]

IIAD brings Veterinary Science Certificate Program workshop to Montana

From clinical veterinary science to One Health and laboratory science and technology, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases’ (IIAD) Veterinary Science Certificate Program (VSCP) is expanding for high schools to train future veterinary assistants in Montana. Floron Faries, DVM, M.S., professor and AgriLife Extension veterinarian at IIAD; Heather Simmons, DVM, MSVPH, IIAD program manager and […]

Veterinary Science Certificate Program spreading across the US

In the early 1990s, Floron Faries, DVM, M.S., professor and AgriLife Extension veterinarian at the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), saw a need for youth veterinary certification and education. Fast forward 20 years and two editions of a veterinary science book, and the Veterinary Science Certificate Program (VSCP) has expanded into 31 states and […]

Job posting: IIAD program coordinator

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) is seeking a program coordinator to coordinate and oversee the planning, development and implementation of project efforts in support if IIAD’s mission. Typical duties include: Work closely with IIAD’s associate director in managing day-to-day office activities, including oversight of administrative staff and directing logistical activities to promote program […]

Open Call for Proposals

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) invites you to submit a white paper to its Open Call for Proposals. The Institute specializes in research and development of tools, technologies and programs to protect and defend against transboundary animal, emerging, and other zoonotic disease threats. Particular diseases of interest include: foot-and-mouth disease, Rift Valley fever, […]

iCVI mobile app being adopted nationwide

Launched in June, the mobile Certificate for Veterinary Inspection (CVI) application to allow veterinary practitioners to submit animal health certificates from the field is growing rapidly and has now been adopted in ten states across the nation. The iCVI iPad app was developed by the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland […]

Faries wraps up full circle in career of caring for animals, teaching others

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Parents who noticed early on a compassion for animals – and several mentors along the way – led Dr. Floron “Buddy” Faries from a young boy on his “Old McDonald” childhood farm to a career as veterinarian in private practice, college professor and ultimately state veterinarian for the […]

EPS in the news

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases’ (IIAD) Enhanced Passive Surveillance (EPS) system was recently included in the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council’s 2014 Annual Status Report. The EPS project was highlighted alongside the Blue Campaign, which fights against human trafficking, and the U.S. Coast Guard Health Promotion Managers Program in the Department […]