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Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases


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External Advisory Board

The External Advisory Board (EAB) will evaluate and review research projects, select ad hoc grants and make recommendations regarding the redirection or termination of individual research projects as well as provide feedback on the performance of the Center to the Center Director. In addition, the board will provide guidance on the development of translational research and provide expertise on options for testing and validating vaccines.


Dr. Soren Alexandersen – Director of Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Geelong, Australia

Dr. Peter Daszak -- President of EcoHealth Alliance, New York

Dr. Heinz Feldmann -- HHS-NIAID-NIH, Chief RML Laboratory of Virology

Dr. Gus Kousoulas – Sr. Associate Vice President of Research &Economic Development, Louisiana State University

Dr. Kelly Lechtenberg -- President, MVS (Midwest Vet. Services, Inc)/CVO

Dr. James MacLachlan -- Professor, University of California-Davis

Dr. Ashley Peterson -- National Chicken Council, Vice President of Sci. and Reg. Affairs

Dr. Barry Rouse -- Professor, University of Tennessee

Mr. Shawn Schafer -- Executive Director, NADeFa

Dr. Barbara Sherry, Chair -- Professor, NC State University

Dr. Kathy Simmons -- Chief Veterinarian, National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Dr. Fernando Torres-Velez -- USDA-APHIS, Director FADDL, PIADC

Dr. Hermann Unger -- Joint FAO/IAEA Division in Food and Agriculture, Vienna, Austria

Dr. Patrick Webb -- Director, Swine Health Programs, National Pork Board