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James Allen Roth

James Roth
James A. Roth

DVM, PhD

Distinguished Professor; Director of the Center for Food Security and Public Health
Vet Microbiology & Preventive Medicine
(515) 294-8459
2156 Vet Med
Education

Education:

 

Institution

 

Degree

 

Date

 

Major

Iowa State University

D.V.M.

1975

Veterinary Medicine

 

Iowa State University

 

M.S.

 

1979

 

Veterinary Microbiology (Immunology)

 

Iowa State University

 

Ph.D.

 

1981

 

Veterinary Microbiology (Immunology)

 

Licensure:

Licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in Iowa

 

Professional Experience:

1975-1977           Employed as a practicing veterinarian in a general veterinary practice in Belle Plaine, Iowa.

1977-1995           Adjunct Instructor, Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

1990-1992           Professor and Interim Chairman, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, (aka Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Preventive Medicine), Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

1991-1994           Chairman, Biotechnology Research and Development Corporation, Animal Health Care Division, Scientific Advisory Board.

1995-Present       Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

                             1995-Present       Executive Director, Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics.  An OIE Collaborating Center for Diagnosis of Animal Disease and Vaccine Evaluation in the Americas. The IICAB was jointly formed by Iowa State University, USDA/APHIS and USDA/ARS.

                             2002-Present       Director, Center for Food Security and Public Health. Iowa State University

2006-Present       Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

2008-Present        President, Transboundary Animal Biologics, Inc (TABI). A not-for-profit corporation with a mission to enhance the availability of veterinary biologics for transboundary diseases. Funding is provided by the US Department of Homeland Security. TABI holds the USDA permit for importation and sale of a quadrivalent FMD vaccine from Argentina. We are working toward permitting of additional FMD vaccines and a Classical Swine Fever vaccine from Germany.

 

Advisory Panels:

       Federal:

Interagency Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Counter Measures Working Group – Animal Pathogens Research and Development Subgroup (2003-2004)

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Blue Ribbon Panel on the Threat of Biological Terrorism Directed Against Livestock (Dec 2003- March 2004), (Chair, Immunotherapeutics Working Group)

National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) (representing veterinary medicine) (2005-2015) (Level 2 Secret Security Clearance)

       National Academy of Sciences:

National Academies of Science, National Research Council Committee on Evaluation of a Site Specific Risk Assessment for the Department of Homeland Security’s Planned National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas. 2010

National Academies of Science, National Research Council Committee on Evaluation of the Updated Site Specific Risk Assessment for the Department of Homeland Security’s Planned National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas. 2011-2012

National Academies of Science, National Research Council, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research Advisory Council. 2011-2014

 

Invited Presentations on Capital Hill:

“Review of Biosecurity Preparedness and Efforts to Address Agroterrorism”. Testimony before the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Senate Russell Building, Washington, DC. July 20, 2005.

"Our vulnerability to animal diseases: Zoonotic diseases and their potential for infecting humans", AAVMC/National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research Seminar, Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC. July 16, 2007.

“Biodefense, Agriculture, and Food Security: Progress, Vulnerabilities and Needs”, AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy; Understanding President Bush’s FY2009 Budget Request for Biodefense: Round Table Discussion, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. June 11, 2008.

 

Selected Honors and Awards:

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, 1982

Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, Iowa State University, 1983, 1993

Basic Science Teaching Award, Student Chapter American Veterinary Medical Association, Iowa State University, 1991, 1997, 2001

Clarence Hartley Couvalt Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University, 1995

Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist Award, American Association of Veterinary Immunologists, 1997

AVMA 12th International Veterinary Congress Prize, 2001

Change Agent of the Year, Iowa State University Minority Student Association, 2004

AVMA Public Service Award, 2006

Distinguished Veterinary Microbiologist Award, American College of Veterinary

       Microbiologists, 2009

USDA APHIS Administrator’s Award for Life-Time Contributions in Animal Health, 2013

48 Graduate degrees awarded (for which J. Roth served as major or co-major professor)

Selected Publications

 

Selected Recent Peer-Reviewed Print Publications (from a total of 167):

·       Roth, J.A. 2011. Veterinary Vaccines and Their Importance to Animal Health and Public Health. Proceedia in Vaccinology, 5:127-136.

·       Platt, R., A.L.Vincent, P.C. Gauger, C.L. Loving, E.L. Zanella, K. M. Lager, M.E. Kehrli, Jr., K. Kimura, J. A. Roth. 2011. Comparison of Humoral and Cellular Immune Responses to Inactivated Swine Influenza Virus Vaccine in Weaned Pigs. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 142:252– 257

·       Gauger P.C, A.L. Vincent, C.L. Loving, K.M. Lager, B.H. Janke, M.E. Kehrli Jr, J.A. Roth. 2011. Enhanced pneumonia and disease in pigs vaccinated with an inactivated human-like (δ-cluster) H1N2 vaccine and challenged with pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. Vaccine. 29:2712-2719.

·       Kappes, M.A., M.R. Sandbulte, R. Platt, C. Wang, K.M. Lager, J.N. Henningson, A. Lorusso, A.L. Vincent, C.L. Loving, J.A. Roth, M.E. Kehrli. 2012. Vaccination with NS1-truncated H3N2 swine influenza virus primes T cells and confers cross-protection against an H1N1 heterosubtypic challenge in pigs. Vaccine. 30:280-288.

·       Berns, K.I., A. Casadevall, M.L. Cohen, S.A. Ehrlich, L.W. Enquist, J.P. Fitch, D.R. Franz, C.M. Fraser-Liggett, C.M. Grant, M.J. Imperiale, J. Kanabrocki, P.S. Keim, S.M. Lemon, S.B. Levy, J.R. Lumpkin, J.F. Miller, R. Murch, M.E. Nance, M.T. Osterholm, D.A. Relman, J.A. Roth, A.K. Vidaver. 2012.  NSABB Recommendations on Communication of Experimental Adaptation of Avian Influenza A/H5N1.  Science. 212:660-661.

·       Berns, K.I., A. Casadevall, M.L. Cohen, S.A. Ehrlich, L.W. Enquist, J.P. Fitch, D.R. Franz, C.M. Fraser-Liggett, C.M. Grant, M.J. Imperiale, J. Kanabrocki, P.S. Keim, S.M. Lemon, S.B. Levy, J.R. Lumpkin, J.F. Miller, R. Murch, M.E. Nance, M.T. Osterholm, D.A. Relman, J.A. Roth, A.K. Vidaver. 2012.  Adaptations of Avian Flu Virus are a Cause for Concern. Nature. 482:153-154.

·       Gauger P.C, A.L. Vincent, C.L. Loving, J. N. Henningson, K.M. Lager, B.H. Janke, M.E. Kehrli Jr, J.A. Roth. 2012. Kinetics of lung lesion development and pro-inflammatory cytokine response in pigs with vaccine-associated enhanced respiratory disease induced by challenge with pandemic (2009) A/H1N1 influenza virus. Vet Pathology. 49:900-912.

·        Gauger, P.C., A.L. Vincent, C.L. Loving, K.M. Lager, B.H. Janke, M.E. Kehrli, J.A. Roth, 2013. Vaccine associated enhanced respiratory disease does not interfere with the adaptive immune response following challenge with pandemic A/H1N1 2009. Viral Immunology. 26:1-8

 

Selected Recent Contributions to Monographs (from a total of 34)

·       Rovid Spickler, A. and J.A. Roth. 2010. Zoonoses, In: The Merck Veterinary Manual, 10th Edition. pp. 2747-2819.

·       Rovid Spickler, A., J. Galyon, and J.A. Roth. 2010. Descriptions of Recent Incursions of Exotic Animal Diseases. In: A. Rovid Spickler and J.A. Roth, (eds): Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals, 4rdedition. Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. 383 pages. ISBN 0-978-0-9745525-8-3

·       Roth, J. A., J. Galyon, and A. Stumbaugh. 2010. Causes and consequences of emerging and exotic diseases of animals: Role of the veterinarian. In: A. Rovid Spickler and J.A. Roth, (eds): Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals, 4rd edition. Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. 383 pages. ISBN 0-978-0-9745525-8-3

·       Daniels, P., M. Narasiman, C.G. Gay, J.A. Roth, H.M. Weingartl. 2012. Hendra and Nipah Virus Diseases.In: OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, 7th Edition, 1225-1238.  

 

Selected Recent Monographs Edited (from a total of 14):

1.     Handbook for Zoonotic Diseases of Companion Animals. G. Dvorak, A. Rovid Spickler, and J.A. Roth, (eds) Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University, 2008. 359 pages. ISBN 0-9745525-6-9.  Note: 5,000 copies were distributed to veterinary practices by Bayer Animal Health)

  1. Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals. 4th edition, A. Rovid Spickler, J.A. Roth, J. Galyon and J. Lofstedt, (eds.) Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University, 2010, 383 pages. ISBN 0-978-0-9745525-8-3 Note: The USDA provides a copy of this book to every veterinary student in the U.S.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency provides a copy of this book to every veterinary student in Canada.
  1. Enfermedades Emergentes y Exoticas de los AnimalesPrimera Edicion, A. Rovid Spickler, J.A. Roth, J. Galyon, J. Lofstedt, and M.V. Lenardon, (eds.) Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University, 2010, 336 pages. ISBN 978-0-9846270-0-4  Note: This is a translation of the EEDA book above. The USDA purchased 2000 copies for distribution in Latin America.
  1. Vaccines and Diagnostics for Transboundary Animal Diseases. J. A. Roth, J. A. Richt, I. Morozov, (eds) Developments in Biologicals. 2013. Vol 135, 226 pages.
  1. Zoonoses: Protecting People and Their Pets. G. Dvorak, J.A. Roth, G. C. Gray, B. Kaplan, (eds) Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University, 2013, 239 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9846270-3-5

Education and Training Offered by CFSPH and IICAB

http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/education-and-training.php

The CFSPH website had 25 million hits in 2012, 60% from outside the U.S.

Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals for Veterinary Students

http://www.aavmc.org/Education/Emerging-and-Exotic-Diseases-of-Animals-and-USDA-Initial-Accreditation-Training.aspx

The Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) web-based is currently used at all United States veterinary schools. The course fulfills the Initial Accreditation Training requirement of the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program. The course has been used since 2002 at U.S. veterinary schools to raise awareness of foreign, emerging, and exotic animal diseases and to prepare veterinarians to recognize and appropriately respond to unusual animal diseases. Veterinary students access the course through a portal on the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges website www.aavmc.org. The CFSPH developed the course content with other academic institutions and manages the course. The USDA APHIS provides support for veterinary colleges to offer the course and distribute a companion textbook. The course is available for continuing education and has been translated into Spanish as well. Email eeda@iastate.edu for more information.

Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals for Continuing Education

www.EEDACourse.org

The EEDA web-based course, used at all U.S. veterinary colleges is also available for continuing education credit for graduate veterinarians (up to 18 RACE approved, non-interactive, continuing education hours).

Enfermedades Transfronterizas de los Animales

http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Educacion-Instruccion/enfermedades-transfronterizas-de-los-animales.php?lang=es

Spanish language version of the EEDA course above. Used by more than 2200 individuals in Central America in 2013.

National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP)

www.cfsph.iastate.edu/NVAP/

The CFSPH, working with USDA-APHIS has developed APHIS-approved supplemental training materials for the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP). Veterinarians seeking to renew their USDA accreditation can choose from three different supplemental training formats. There are approximately 60,000 accredited veterinarians in the U.S who are required to have APHIS-approved supplemental training.

Zoonoses: Protecting People and Their Pets

www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Zoonoses-Course/

Available for veterinary and human healthcare professionals and students to refresh and gain knowledge of key zoonotic diseases. The course includes lessons, case studies, a discussion board, and online resources to assist in conveying zoonotic disease prevention measures to clients.

National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps (NAHERC) Training

naherc.sws.iastate.edu/

Free training available to anyone who is interested in animal emergency response.

IICAB Veterinary Biologics Training Program

http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/IICAB/meetings/may2014.php

The Veterinary Biologics Training Program has been offered every year since 1996. Almost 2100 individuals, including more than 600 attendees from 89 countries, have attended the program. The course gives participants an overview of the scientific principles of vaccines and vaccination and of the USDA regulatory process for assuring the purity, safety, potency and efficacy of veterinary biologics.

Veterinary Immunology & Principles of Vaccination

www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Immunology/full-course.php

This is a web based course presented by Dr. Jim Roth. This course (containing over 17 hours of lectures) is the same as that delivered at Block 1 of the IICAB Veterinary Biologics Training Program.

Introduction to Veterinary Immunology & Principles of Vaccination

www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Immunology/short-course.php

This web based course provides a high-level overview of the above-listed longer course. Dr. Jim Roth in 4.5 hours of lectures introduces how the immune system works, how vaccines prevent disease and why vaccines sometimes fail to protect from disease and occasionally cause adverse reactions.

Introduction to Animal Emergency Management

www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Education-Training/introduction-to-animal-emergency-management.php

A 10 part course to provide USDA Animal Care employees with foundational information and skills to support USDA APHIS Animal Care's emergency planning and response roles.

Regulatory Compliance for Commercial Dog Breeders

www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Education-Training/regulatory-compliance-for-commercial-dog-breeders.php

The CFSPH, in collaboration with USDA APHIS Animal Care has developed information about regulatory requirements for commercial dog breeders. The materials include information on the prelicensing process and requirements for maintaining a license under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), and regulations and best practices in animal care and husbandry for commercial facilities. The information is presented in a series of PowerPoint presentations with speaker notes

 

Peer Reviewed Web Based Publications (Funded by USDA APHIS)

Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness & Response Plan (FAD PReP); National Animal Health

Emergency Management System (NAHEMS) Guidelines: Vaccination for Contagious Diseases.2010. J. A. Roth, A. Stumbaugh, A. Rovid-Spickler, and D. Bickett-Weddle, 63 pages. https://fadprep.lmi.org/NAHEMS/NAHEMS%20-%202010%20and%20beyond/FAD-PReP_NAHEMS_Guidelines_Vaccination_05Nov2010.pdf

Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness & Response Plan (FAD PReP); National Animal Health Emergency Management System (NAHEMS) Guidelines: Vaccination for Contagious Diseases;Appendix A: Foot-And-Mouth Disease. 2011. A. Rovid Spickler and J.A. Roth, 93 pages. https://fadprep.lmi.org/NAHEMS/NAHEMS%20-%202010%20and%20beyond/FAD-PReP_NAHEMS_AppA%20_VaxFMD_FINAL_20April2011v2.pdf or: http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/pdf/fad-prep-nahems-appendix-a-vaccination-for-foot-and-mouth-disease

Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness & Response Plan (FAD PReP); National Animal Health Emergency Management System (NAHEMS) Guidelines: Vaccination for Contagious Diseases;Appendix B: Vaccination For Classical Swine Fever. 2012. P. K. Zaabel, A. Rovid Spickler and J.A. Roth, 68 pages. https://fadprep.lmi.org/NAHEMS/NAHEMS%20-%202010%20and%20beyond/FAD-PReP_NAHEMS_Guidelines_AppB_VaxCSF_FINAL_28Feb2012.pdf

Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness & Response Plan (FAD PReP); National Animal Health Emergency Management System (NAHEMS) Guidelines: Vaccination for Contagious Diseases;Appendix C: Vaccination For High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza. 2011. A. Rovid Spickler and J.A. Roth, 140 pages. https://fadprep.lmi.org/NAHEMS/NAHEMS%20-%202010%20and%20beyond/FAD-PReP_NAHEMS_Guidelines_AppC_VaxHPAI_FINAL_v1.pdf

FAD PReP Strategy Document, Classification of Phases and Types of a Foot-And-Mouth Disease Outbreak and Response. 2012. J. A. Roth. 16 pages. http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/pdf/phases-and-types-of-an-fmd-outbreak

Inactivation of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus in Milk Products, 2012. A. Rovid Spickler and J.A. Roth, 94 pages. http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/pdf/inactivation-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-in-milk-products

 

Invited Presentations Since 2009 (International locations in bold)

2009 Invited Presentations

Fourth US  BVDV Symposium. “BVDV and vaccination of the young animal”. Phoenix, AZ, January 25-27, 2009

Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting. “Bovine neonatal immunology and vaccination of the young calf”. Ames, IA. February 11, 2009.

Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting. “ Basic immunology and principles of vaccination” (3 hours); “Duration of immunity and frequency of vaccination for companion animals” (1 hour); and “Induction of T cell-mediated immunity to bovine respiratory disease viral pathogens” (1 hour). Starkville, MS. February 20-21, 2009.

Project ARGUS Senior Advisory Board Meeting, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. March 9, 2009.

American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, International Committee Annual Meeting. “Enhancing the Performance of Veterinary Services in the Americas”. Washington, DC. March 14,  2009.

National Veterinary Stockpile Nipah Virus Countermeasures Workshop. “Nipah Virus Vaccinology:
Development of Vaccine for Henipaviruses in Domestic Animals” Geelong, Victoria, Australia.  March 17-19, 2009.

Calf Immunology Roundtable Discussion for Bovine Veterinarian. Santa Fe, NM. April 15, 2009.

National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, Bethesda, MD. April 29, 2009

OIE Veterinary Biologics Training Program, “Block 1: Immunology and Principles of Vaccination” (20 hours) Ames, IA, May 12-15, 2009.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Academy, “Basic Immunology and Principles of Vaccination” (7 hours), Ames, IA, June 11, 2009.

American Veterinary Medical Association Annual meeting. “Role of native defense mechanisms in disease”; “Role of T cells in controlling infectious disease”; “Evaluation of cell-mediated immunity in cattle”; “Vaccine safety and efficacy”.  Seattle, WA. July 11, 2009.

International Veterinary Vaccines and Diagnostics Conference (5th). "Induction of T Cell-Mediated Immunity by Vaccines" Madison, WI. July 19-21, 2009.

International Aquatic Biosecurity Conference, Chair of Organizing Committee and Moderator of Conference Summary Session. Trondheim, Norway, August 16-18, 2009.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Academy, “Basic Immunology and Principles of Vaccination” (7 hours), Ames, IA, August 18, 2009.

Project ARGUS Senior Advisory Board Meeting, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. October 2, 2009.

National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, Bethesda, MD. December 3, 2009.

Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases. Distinguished Veterinary Microbiologist Keynote Address. “Induction of T Cell-Mediated Immunity by Bovine Respiratory Viral Vaccines” Chicago, IL, December 7, 2009.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Porcus Pro Meeting.  “Principles of Immunology and Vaccinology” (3 hours). Majorca, Spain. December 10, 2009.

 

2010 Invited Presentations

Institute on US National Security Policymaking, “Bioterrorism, Agroterrorism and Securing Our Food Supply”. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. February 2, 2010.

Symposium on Practical Alternatives to Reduce Animal Testing in Quality Control of Veterinary Biologicals in the Americas, “Characterization of the Protective Immune Response to Develop Valid in Vitro Correlates of Protection”. Buenos Aires, Argentina. February 18, 2010.

2010 Biosecurity Conference. Panel Moderator: “Advancing Food and Agriculture Safety and Security". Chicago, IL. May 5, 2010.

OIE Veterinary Biologics Training Program, “Block 1: Immunology and Principles of Vaccination” (20 hours). Ames, IA. May 11-14, 2010

Hematech Science Advisory Board, “Vaccination to Stimulate Protective Immunity” Sioux Center, IA. June 3, 2010.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Equine Post-Graduate Session, “Advances in Understanding Native Defense Mechanisms”, “Advances in Understanding Cell Mediated Immunity”, “Principles of Vaccinology: The Utilization of the Immune System to Make a Vaccine Effective”, “Principles of Vaccinology: Adverse Reactions & Why They Sometimes Fail”, Anaheim, CA. June 10, 2010.

Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases, “Overview of Education and Outreach Overlay”, Manhattan, KS. June 29, 2010.

American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Symposium, “Principles of immunology and vaccination”. Vancouver, Canada. June 19, 2010.

DHS Science and Technology Chemical Biological Division Program Summit, “Procurement of Vaccines and Diagnostics for the National Veterinary Stockpile”. Washington, DC. August 18, 2010.

International Workshop on Alternative Methods to Reduce, Refine, and Replace the Use of Animals in Vaccine Potency and Safety Testing: State of the Science and Future Directions, “History and Overview of Veterinary Vaccines and their Importance to Animal Health and Public Health”. Bethesda, MD. September 14, 2010.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Academy, “Basic Immunology and Principles of Vaccination” (7 hours). Ames, IA. September 17, 2010.

Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, “Induction of T cell-mediated immunity by bovine respiratory viral vaccines”. Tuskegee, AL. September 23, 2010.

Symposium on One Medicine, One Health, “Development of a Marker Vaccine and Companion Diagnostic Test for Nipah Virus”. Tuskegee, AL. September 23, 2010.

Science of Veterinary Medicine Research Day Symposium, Keynote Presentation, “Induction of T cell-mediated immunity by bovine respiratory viral vaccines”. Athens, GA. October 14, 2010.

Panelist, United Nations Day Celebration: Engaging Americans in the Millennium Development Goals. Ames, IA. October 24, 2010.

US Animal Health Association, Foreign and Emerging Diseases Committee, Co-presenter, “National Academies' Report on NBAF Site Specific Risk Assessment”. November 16, 2010.

 

2011 Invited Presentations

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Vista Cow/Calf & Stocker Veterinarian Welcome Back Event, “Advancing Information Regarding the Role of Cell-Mediated Immunity in Disease Protection”.  La Jolla, CA. January 24, 2011.

Institute on US National Security Policy, University of Delaware, “Bioterrorism, Agroterrorism and Securing Our Food Supply” February 4, 2011

2011 Annual Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal DiseasesAnnual Meeting, “Overview of Education and Outreach Overlay Projects”. Ponte Vedra, FL. February 23, 2011.

Testimony on the dangers of raw milk consumption to the Iowa Senate and General Assembly Committees on Agriculture, Subcommittee meeting regarding House File Bill 394 to allow raw milk sales in Iowa. Des Moines, IA. March 2, 2011

National Veterinary Services/Department of Homeland Security Meeting, “Transboundary Animal Biologics Inc.: Role and Coordination with the Department of Homeland Security and the National Veterinary Stockpile”. Washington D.C. March 8, 2011.

Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica Swine Academy, “Principles of Immunology and Vaccination” (6 hours). Ames, IA. April 15, 2011

National Pork Board Food Animal Disease Economics Working Group, “OIE Regulations: the impact of policy decisions on disease status”. Des Moines, IA. April 21, 2011.

Hematech Animal Health Meeting, “Foreign Animal Diseases/Emerging Diseases”. Sioux Center, IA.  May 5, 2011.

IICAB Veterinary Biologics Training Program, “Block 1: Immunology and Principles of Vaccination” (20 hours) Ames, IA, May 10-13, 2011.

The Exchange, Iowa Public Radio interview: “Emerging Diseases of Humans and Animals”. May 18, 2011.

Boehringer-Ingelheim Vaccine Opinion Leader Summit, “Companion Animal Vaccines – Understanding the Issues Influencing Efficacy and Duration of Immunity”. Kansas City, MO. May 19, 2011.

Discontools Nipah Virus Infection Panel Expert Group. Brussels, Belgium. May 30-31, 2011.

4-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, “Understanding Factors that Suppress Immune Function and Protective Immune Responses”. Dubuque, IA. June 8, 2011.

Regional Veterinary Medical Education Conference, “Preparing Students for Public Health and Emergency Preparedness”, Ames, IA. June 14, 2011

USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics inspection of Riemser vaccine production facility. Riems, Germany. June 26 – July 1, 2011

National Pork Board, Swine Health Committee Meeting, “Secure Pork Supply Update”. Ames, IA. July 28, 2011.

Pfizer Animal Health 2011 US Veterinary Operations Meeting, “Principles of Immunology and Vaccination” (4 hours). Boston, MA. August 9, 2011.

Federation of American Scientists, Interviewee for Case Studies in Agricultural Biosecurity: 1) Agroterrorism and Food Safety, 2) Agricultural Biotechnology: Safety, Security, and Ethical Dimensions
http://www.fas.org/biosecurity/education/dualuse-agriculture/index.html Washington D.C. August 12, 2011.

USDA Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, Presentation on the Secure Milk Supply Project, Fort Collins, CO. August 18, 2011.

Food & Agriculture Protection Training Consortium-International Food Protection Institute Meeting. “ISU Role and the Importance of the Consortium Effort”. Battle Creek, MI. August 21-22, 2011.

USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, “Secure Egg Supply Plan”. Washington D.C. August 30, 2011.

National Academy of Sciences, Committee on the Evaluation of an Updated Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the National Bio- And Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas. “Briefing on the Previous Report: Shortcomings and issues identified by committee; Sponsor, congressional, and public response”. Washington, D.C. September 6-7, 2011.

National Academy of Sciences, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research Council Meeting, “ILAR project for reducing, refining, and/or replacing the use of animals in human and veterinary vaccine safety and potency testing”. Washington D.C. September 15-16, 2011.

Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica Swine Academy, “Principles of Immunology and Vaccination” (6 hours). Ames, IA. September 13, 2011

US OIE Collaborating Centers Meeting, “Report on IICAB Activities”.  Buffalo, NY. October 1, 2011

Secure Pork Supply Advisory Committee Meeting, “Lessons learned from other secure food supply plans: Secure Egg Supply, Secure Milk Supply, Secure Turkey Supply” “Discussion of Draft Secure Pork Supply Plan, and the Way Forward”, Des Moines, IA October, 11-12, 2011

Department of Homeland Security, Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Diseases University Center of Excellence, Meeting, “Overview of Business Continuity Plans for the Poultry, Pork and Dairy Industries”. Des Moines, IA. October 25-26, 2011.

USDA Foot and Mouth Disease Stakeholder Meeting. “Secure Milk Supply and

Secure Pork Supply Business Continuity Plans”, Riverdale, MD. November 2-5, 2011.

Kirkwood Community College, Veterinary Technology Program. “Basic Immunology and Principles of Vaccination” (4 hours) Cedar Rapids, IA, November 8, 2011.

Pfizer Animal Health PETS Webconference “Companion Animal Vaccines - Understanding the Issues Influencing Duration of Immunity” Webinar delivered from Ames, IA. November 11, 2011

 

2012 Invited Presentations

California Dairy Vitality Forum; Business Continuity: How Can We Survive a Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak? “Technical Background and Vaccination Considerations” Modesto, CA, January 26, 2012

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, “Immunology Round Table for participants in Basic Veterinary Immunology web based course”. Rockville, MD, February 6, 2012

Iowa House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on raw milk sales. Des Moines, IA, February 13, 2012

Pfizer Animal Health, “Companion Animal Vaccines - Understanding the Issues Influencing Duration of Immunity” (webinar) February 17, 2012

Kasetsart University, “Graduate Program at Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine (VMPM),

College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University”, and “Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics and Center for Food Security and Public Health activities” Bangkok, Thailand, February 28, 2012.

37th International Conference on Veterinary Science, “Advances in immunology and vaccinology for livestock diseases: Native defense mechanisms and Cell-Mediated Immunity” (3 hours). Bangkok, Thailand. February, 29, 2012.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Academy. “Basic Principles of Immunology and Vaccinology” (6 hours). Ames, IA, April 20, 2012

DHS Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases of Animals (CEEZAD), Education and Outreach Overlay Presentations: “Web-based Continuing Education Courses for Veterinarians, Graduate Students, Medical and Public Health Professionals”, and “Vaccine and Diagnostics Transboundary Animal Diseases Workshop”.  Nebraska City, NE, May 1-2, 2012.

IICAB Veterinary Biologics Training Program, “Block 1: Immunology and Principles of Vaccination” (20 hours) Ames, IA, May 8-11, 2012.

Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC) symposium Sustaining One Health in a Changing Environment: Creating a Resilient Future, “Environmental Change and Emerging Animal Diseases: A One Health Perspective” Ames, IA. May 16, 2012.

World Pork Expo, “The Threat of Foot & Mouth Disease to the Swine Industry”. Des Moines, IA, June 7, 2012.

NIAID Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Human/Animal Interface, Identifying Common Ground Among Federal Agencies (Webinar). “Presentation from the perspective of Academia” June 26, 2012.

Merial Animal Health meeting on Practical Applications to Improving your Dairy Business;  “Immunology and Neonatal Immune Development” Minneapolis, MN. June 29, 2012.

Merck Animal Health, Dairy Calf Respiratory Health Educational Seminar, “Immunology of the Dairy Calf (4 hours)” Wisconsin Dells, WI, July 25, 2012.

Merck Animal Health, Internal Parasite’s Effect on the Bovine Immune Response Meeting, “Evaluation of Innate and Adaptive Immunity”. Kansas City, MO, August 21, 2012.

Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting, “Challenges and opportunities for inducing immunity in calves”, Ames, IA, September 13, 2012.

Vaccines and Diagnostics for Transboundary Animal Diseases, “Welcome and Introductions” and “Conclusions and Recommendations: Challenges, Opportunities and Next Steps”, Ames, IA. September 17-19- 2012.

New York State Veterinary Conference, “Advances in Understanding Bovine Innate-Defense Mechanisms”, “Advances in Understanding Bovine Cell-Mediated Immunity”, “Vaccines for FMD and Other Foreign Animal Diseases of Cattle”, and “Development of a Secure Milk Supply Business Continuity Plan in the Event of a FMD Outbreak”, Ithaca, NY, September 28, 2012.

Elanco Science Symposium, “Innate vs. Adaptive Immunity with Emphasis on the Role of Neutrophils”, Chicago, IL, October 1-2, 2012.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, “Emerging diseases of food producing animals”. Ames, IA, October 3, 2012.

Secure Egg Supply Three State Planning Meeting, Rochester, MN, October 10, 2012.

National Pork Board Packer Meeting, “Building a Secure Pork Supply”, Kansas City, MO, October 16, 2012.

USAHA Committee on Transmissible Diseases of Swine, “Secure Pork Supply Update”, Greensboro, NC, October 22, 2012.

Pan American Veterinary Conference, “Transboundary Animal Disease Resources”, Cartagena, Colombia, October 25, 2012.

Food & Agriculture Protection Training Consortium, “Center for Food Security and Public Health Update”, Chicago, IL, October 30, 2012.

 

2012 Participation in Advisory Committee and Council Meetings

DHS, Agriculture Defense Branch, Strategic Review of S&T Agriculture Defense Portfolio. February 7-9, 2012

National Academies of Science, National Research Council, Committee on the Evaluation of the Updated Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas, Washington, DC, February 21-22, 2012.

National Academies of Science, National Research Council, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) Council, Washington, DC, March 22-23, 2012.

National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, Bethesda, MD, March 29-30, 2012.

DHS University Programs Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (FAZD) Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, April 11-12, 2012.

DHS University Programs Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases of Animals (CEEZAD) Annual Meeting. Nebraska City, NE, May 1-2, 2012.

National Academies of Science, National Research Council, Committee on the Evaluation of the Updated Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas, Briefing of DHS, Senate Appropriations Committee Staff Briefing, House Appropriations Committee Staff  Briefing, Kansas Congressional Delegation Briefing, House Homeland Security Committee Staff Briefing. Washington, DC, June 12-14, 2012.

University of Iowa, College of Public Health, Upper Midwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center Steering Committee Meeting, Ankeny, IA, July 16, 2012.

Mid-Atlantic Secure Milk Supply Tabletop Exercise. Durham, NC, August 9, 2012.

National Pork Board, Maintaining Business Continuity and Performing Risk Management during an Animal Disease Outbreak. Des Moines, IA, August 24, 2012

National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, Bethesda, MD, November 27, 2012.

 

2013 Invited Presentations

North American Veterinary Conference; Symposium on Food Animal Immunology & Vaccines. Five hours of CE delivery. Orlando, FL, January 19-20, 2013.

National Center of Excellence for Zoonotic and Animal Disease Defense, DHS Office of University Programs Mid-Term Review. “CEEZAD’s Education and Outreach Overlay” Arlington, VA. January 29, 2013.

One Health; One Response: Zoonotic Disease Seminar and Tabletop Exercise; Keynote Address: “Rift Valley Fever: Factors to Consider During an Outbreak” Loveland CO. Feb 5, 2013.

American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting. “Business continuity in the face of a foreign animal disease” San Diego, CA. March 4, 2013.

All Iowa Virology Conference. “The H5N1 avian influenza virus publication controversy: Perspective from an NSABB member” Ames, IA. March 29, 2013.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Academy. “Basic Principles of Immunology and Vaccinology” (6 hours). Ames, IA, April 12, 2013.

Multi-state Partnership for Security in Agriculture/Southern Agriculture & Animal Disaster Response Alliance Joint Regional Workshop, “Secure Food Supply Projects” New Orleans, LA. April 30, 2013.

IICAB Veterinary Biologics Training Program, “Block 1: Immunology and Principles of Vaccination” (20 hours) Ames, IA, May 14-17, 2013.

Border Protection for Foreign Animal Diseases. Group Leader for Regionalization/Compartmentalization Policies Breakout Group. Arlington, VA. May 30-31, 2013.

World Pork Expo, PORK Academy. “Secure Pork Supply” Des Moines, IA. June 5, 2013.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. “Immunology Training with Jim Roth”, Seattle, WA. June 12, 2013.

Site visit to evaluate Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine production by INOVA Biotecnologia Saude Animal LTDA, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. June 17-21, 2013.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Academy. “Basic Principles of Immunology and Vaccinology” (6 hours). Ames, IA, July 18-19, 2013.

National Pork Board Swine Health Committee Summer Meeting. “Secure Pork Supply Overview” and “FMD Vaccine Strategy Overview”. Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Orient Point, NY.  July 30-31, 2013.

Food and Agriculture Sector Coordinating Council, “Secure Pork Supply Overview”. Washington, DC. September 11, 2013.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Academy. “Basic Principles of Immunology and Vaccinology” (6 hours). Ames, IA, September 20, 2013.

Food Research Institute, University of Wisconsin. “Development of Secure Food Supply Plans in the Event of a Foreign Animal Disease Outbreak". Madison, WI. October 1, 2013.

USAHA/AAVLD Committee on Animal Emergency Management, “Secure Food Supply Plans to Protect Animal Agriculture and the Food Supply in an FAD Outbreak”. San Diego, CA. October 19, 2013.

USAHA/AAVLD Committee on Transmissible Diseases of Swine. “Secure Pork Supply Project Update” San Diego, CA. October 20, 2013.

USAHA/AAVLD Committee on Foreign and Emerging Diseases. “Controlled Movement of Swine in an FMD Outbreak” and “CFSPH Education and Outreach Efforts”. October 21, 2013.

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). “Partnership Between UNAM and ISU for Delivery of the Enfermedades Transfronterizas de los Animales Web-Based Course”. Mexico City, Mexico. October 28, 2013.

Elanco Immunity Science Symposium. Keynote Speech: “Innate Immunity. Introduction and the Role and Function of Neutrophils” Vienna, Austria, November 5, 2013.

OIE Global Conference on Veterinary Education and the Role of the Veterinary Statutory Body.  “How Web Based Training Can Enhance Veterinary Education”, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, December 4-6, 2013.

Department Of Homeland Security Region VII; Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Response Exercise. Logistics Group Facilitator. Kansas City, MO. December 11-12, 2013

 

2013 Participation in Advisiory Committees, Council Meetings, Site Visits

Food and Agriculture Protection Training Consortium, Baltimore, MD, January 23, 2013

Institute for Laboratory Animal Research Council Meeting. Washington, D.C. April 4-5, 2013.

Site visit to evaluate Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine production by INOVA Biotecnologia Saude Animal LTDA, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. June 17-21, 2013.

National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense Annual Meeting, A DHS Science and Technology Center of Excellence. Dallas, TX. June 27-28, 2013.

Institute for Laboratory Animal Research Council Meeting. Washington, D.C. September 10-11, 2013

Aquatic Biosecurity Planning Conference, University of Munich. Munich, Germany. October 7-8, 2013.

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Honors & Awards