IIAD hosts Borlaug fellow from South Africa

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence (DHS-COE), is hosting Lia Rotherham, Ph.D., a post-doctoral scientist from the South African Agricultural Research Council Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (ARC-OVI) Transboundary Animal Disease Programme, during a 17-week fellowship at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) off […]

Texas A&M University System joins forces with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

News Release July 25, 2014 ROME, ITALY  – The Texas A&M University System and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today agreed to work together to combat world hunger by building capacity for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in developing countries. Under the new agreement, the Texas A&M System and […]

Stay in-the-know with @IIADnews

Did you know? Ebola outbreaks are being reported in West Africa while foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks are occurring in Tunisia. Today’s global world means everything, from news to diseases, travels faster than ever. Make sure you stay on top of emerging diseases from around the globe with the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases’ (IIAD) Twitter – […]

Next open call for proposals scheduled for August

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) will hold its next open call for proposals in August. Through a peer-review process, IIAD periodically considers white papers for competitively funding research and development (R&D) and education projects that can be completed in a 24-month period or less. These projects will relate to transformative, evolving and/or maturing […]

Two students participate in IIAD Career Development Program internships

Ph.D. candidates Jessica Rowland and Crystal Lindblad are currently participating in graduate student fellowships awarded to them through the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases’ (IIAD) Homeland Security Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (HS-STEM) Graduate Level Career Development Program funded by the DHS Office of University Programs. Rowland, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Health […]

Foot and Mouth Disease International Field Trials workshop

The National Center of Excellence for Zoonotic and Animal Disease Defense (ZADD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence co-led by Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) and the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD), hosted a workshop titled “Defining Requirements for International Field Trials for Conventional […]

Novak joins IIAD as summer intern

Victoria Novak, a senior at Tulane University, is joining the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) for a six-week summer internship focusing on epidemiology. Novak is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in public health, with majors in public health and cell and molecular biology, and a minor in international development. She is a member of: […]

IIAD trains member of National Center for Biotechnology of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, was recently commissioned by the Bolashak International Scholarship Program to train Kanat Tursunov, a researcher technician from the Laboratory of Immunochemistry and Immunobiotechnology at the National Center for Biotechnology of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The highly competitive […]

Federal Services Academy summer research team fellowship

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Center of Excellence, is currently hosting two visiting researchers from the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) on a six-week fellowship sponsored by DHS S&T Office of University Programs and administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and […]

IIAD releases mobile app to enhance CVI submissions from the field

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Center of Excellence, in partnership with the Texas Center for Applied Technology (TCAT), a part of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, have developed a mobile Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) application to support veterinary practitioners submitting animal health […]