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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IIAD welcomes student fellows to Education and Outreach Systems team

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, recently added two student fellows to their Education and Outreach Systems (EOS) team. Kayla Cates, a sophomore animal science major at Texas A&M University, will be helping with curriculum development and training for EOS programs as well […]

Veterinary Science Certificate Program to be highlighted during Texas 4-H Virtual Conference

On Friday, September 2, 2016, Joe W. Mask, Ph.D., assistant professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialist, will be leading an online session on the Youth Veterinary Science project, which includes the Veterinary Science Certificate Program, during the 10 a.m. session of the Texas 4-H Virtual Conference. Volunteers, parents and Extension agents involved with Texas […]

AgConnect® Emergency Exercise showcases system’s value to the food animal industry

For animal health officials, producers and veterinarians, a timely, coordinated and effective response to a multi-state animal health emergency is imperative to supporting the continuity of business that food animal industries so heavily rely upon. Earlier this month, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of […]

AgConnect® Emergency Exercise evaluates system’s ability to support decisions in animal health

Today, veterinarians, state and federal animal health officials and members of the food animal industry gathered in College Station, Texas for the first AgConnect® Emergency Exercise. The Exercise, hosted by the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, and the Texas Center for Applied Technology […]

IIAD welcomes Gonzalez as education and outreach program coordinator

Today, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, announced Miguel Gonzalez, MIA, joined IIAD as a program coordinator for the education and outreach systems (EOS) portfolio. As program coordinator, Gonzalez will work closely with the EOS theme leader, Heather Simmons, DVM, MSVPH, in designing […]

IIAD hosts Bioinformatics Short Course for Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute

In May, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, hosted a train-the-trainer short course on bioinformatics for four veterinary diagnosticians from the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI). The training occurred May 23-27, 2016 at Hong Kong University (HKU) and was developed with support from […]

IIAD holds knowledge exchange workshop for new international laboratory collaboration project

Early in May 2016, staff members from the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Center of Excellence, held a knowledge exchange workshop for the new Multi-Laboratory International Collaboration Environment (MICE) project with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s federal government agency […]