Biosecurity Task Force
The mission of the ACVM Biosecurity Task Force is to assist local, state, and federal officials in prevention of, response to, and recovery from infectious diseases which threaten food security or public health.
24 individuals have completed the requirements to join the Task Force. These individuals have indicated their willingness to share their expertise in microbiology, infectious diseases, and biosecurity in the event of an animal disease or zoonotic disease emergency.
These current members of the ACVM Biosecurity Task Force are:
Rajeev, SreekumariUniversity of FloridaGainesville, FL
Reddy, Sanjay M.Department of Pathobiology College of Veterinary Medicine Texas A&M University Room 206, Building 1197, Mailstop 4467College Station, TX 77843Phone: (979) 458-0658Fax: (979) 458-0659
Roth, James A.Director, Center for Food Security and Public Health; Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine; College of Veterinary Medicine; Iowa State University; South 16th StreetAmes, IA 50011Phone: (515) 294-8459
Swinford (White), Amy K.Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Drawer 3040College Station, TX 77841Phone: (979) 845-3414Fax: (979) 845-1794
Tresnan, Dina BarbisPfizer World Wide Safety Strategy MS 6025-B4232 50 Pequot Ave.New London, CT 6320Phone: (860) 732-0124Fax: FAX: (860) 686-5619
White, David M.National Centers for Animal Health USDA/APHIS/CVB/SSU 1920 Dayton Avenue P.O. Box 844Ames, IA 50010Phone: (515) 337-7772; (515) 231-3564Fax: (515) 337-7617
Zhang, Yan J.ADDL Ohio Department of Agriculture 8995 E. Main Street Department of Agriculture Building 6Reynoldsburg, OH 43068Phone: (614) 728-6220Fax: (614) 728-6310
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All of these individuals have completed Incident Command 100 and Incident Command 200 training. These courses developed by the USDA are offered on the National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps website (maintained by the Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University) at no charge https://naherc.sws.iastate.edu/.
Additional ACVM Diplomates are encouraged to join the Task Force; just complete the two courses listed above and send us a copy of your certificate from each course. These courses introduce the Incident Command System which will be used to manage the response to any infectious disease emergency. The Incident Command System is designed to ensure coordination among responders from various agencies.
Contact James A. Roth at email@example.com if you have any questions or comments.