IIAD Conducts PPE Training for Vet Students

On March 23rd, Dr. Christine Budke and Dr. Jimmy Tickel hosted a Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) training for Texas A&M vet students at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Training instructor, Dr. Jimmy Tickel, an IIAD veterinarian and formally trained Hazmat Technician, teaches future veterinarians the importance and proper use of PPE. “The use of PPE […]

Simmons to Lead IIAD

Dr. Heather Simmons appointed Director of IIAD effective March 1st, 2021. Dr. Simmons has been serving as the associate director of IIAD for several years now and was part of IIAD since its inception in 2004. She has been part of forming and charting the course of the institute at every step of the way […]

Texas A&M Vet Student Joins IIAD Team

A very warm welcome to Serene Yu as she joins the IIAD team as our newest intern! Serene is currently a fourth-year veterinary student at Texas A&M with a focus in public health and epidemiology. After graduation, Serene plans to be a small animal veterinarian with a prospective career in public health. Yu respects the […]

IIAD Welcomes 4 Senior Fellows

As of January 2021, four new experts have joined the IIAD team bringing their expertise and knowledge to programs across the institute. We are excited to welcome Barbara Martin specializing in Diagnostics, David Castellan specializing in Epidemiology, Jonathon Rushton specializing in Animal Health Economics, and Subash Morzaria specializing in Transboundary Animal Diseases. Read their full […]

ISAVET Presented at 2020 WOHC Conference

Our very own Assistant Director, Jessica Cargill, MPH presented the 2019 In Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) Programme at this year’s WOHC conference. 2019 ISAVET took place in Kenya and Cameroon involving two programs: Training of Trainers () and Training of Mentors (ToM). Trainers and Mentors of the ISAVET programme will build transferable skills […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Epidemiologist Receives Award for Worldwide Efforts

David Castellan, DVM, a veterinary epidemiologist at the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, Bryan-College Station, has received the Global Service Veterinary Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association, AVMA. This year’s Global Service Veterinary Award was announced at the AVMA Virtual Convention, which took place from Aug. 20-22. David Castellan, DVM, has has received the Global Service Veterinary […]

OneUSDA Internship Program

The OneUSDA Internship Program provides students with experience in a dynamic work environment that will enhance their educational goals and shape their career choices. At USDA, we are committed to teaching and shepherding the next generation of strong leaders. USDA will start reviewing applications on December 9, and the application window will close on January […]

DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis Internship Opportunities

The Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) leads DHS in the business of intelligence and is offering undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to hone their skills to prepare for careers as intelligence professionals. They are currently hosting internships in the following areas: Intelligence Analysis: Includes analysis of issues related to terrorism, cybersecurity, border security, […]

Veterinary student completes IIAD externship

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) is committed to developing training materials and fostering a learning community in the veterinary industry. In conjunction with this commitment, the Institute recently hosted a veterinary student externship. Minnesota native Colette Friedenson received her bachelor’s degree from Boston University before attending Columbia University to earn her MPH in […]

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 […]