Goals and Objectives
The Center Of Excellence For Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases pursues research in line with four broad goals determined by the Department of Homeland Security. These are:
- Provide 21st Century solutions and expertise for high-consequence disease threats facing the agricultural community.
- To be the national/international resource for information, knowledge, education, and policies on high-consequence foreign animal, emerging and/or zoonotic diseases.
- To lead in providing education, knowledge exchange, networking and outreach to the next generation of Homeland Security professionals, paraprofessionals, private sector and industry.
- To leverage DHS funding for agrosecurity by obtaining grants, contracts and other financial sources to support the Center mission and activities.