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June 30, 2021

The 2021 National Vaccine Tabletop Exercise

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife, and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) recently hosted a virtual vaccine tabletop exercise. The event helped animal health experts from top beef, dairy, and swine states collaborate on vaccine plans for their respective states in the case of […]

July 12, 2021

ISAVET Programme Launched in Kenya

FAO launches first In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) training in Kenya Content provided by APO Group. CNBC Africa provides content from APO Group as a service to its readers and does not edit the articles it publishes. CNBC Africa is not responsible for the content provided by APO Group. The Food and Agriculture Organization […]

June 30, 2021

The 2021 National Vaccine Tabletop Exercise

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife, and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) recently hosted a virtual vaccine tabletop exercise. The event helped animal health experts from top beef, dairy, and swine states collaborate on vaccine plans for their respective states in the case of […]

IIAD & CBTS Present at DHS COE Summit

DHS Centers of Excellence are university-based groups that focus on certain mission areas related to the safety of the U.S. The centers conduct research and develop educational materials to help meet DHS’ needs within those specific mission areas. “For IIAD, that area is zoonotic diseases and transboundary animal diseases of importance to both animal health and […]

March 30, 2021

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 […]

March 16, 2021

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 […]

January 20, 2021

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 […]

January 15, 2021

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 […]

November 16, 2020

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 […]

September 7, 2020

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 […]

December 14, 2018

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 […]