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Current Research

Avian Influenza and Food and Mouth Disease Risk Assessment to Support National Preparedness II

Funder: USDA-CEAH
PI, Co-PI: Tim Goldsmith, Fernando Sampedro
Description: Develop Avian Influenza and Foot and Mouth Disease risk assessments to facilitate emergency response decision making
Project End Date: 9/2015  

Assessment of Injuries in Pork Production Facilities

Funder: National Pork Board
PI, Co-PI: Bruce Alexander, Jeff Bender
Description: Comprehensively and routinely assess and evaluate the frequency, causes burden and cost of work related injury and illness in swine production facilities.
Project End Date: 12/2015  

Facilitating a Public-Private-Academic Partnership to create the framework to improve preharvest food safety

Funder: USDA APHIS
PI: Fernando Sampedro 
Description: The overall objective of the proposal is to create a new public-private-academic partnership to explore and analyze new approaches to improve pre-harvest food safety. The project will be focused on Salmonella in poultry.
Project End Date: 7/2016

Movement of recovered cattle from an FMD Infected Premises to Harvest Risk Assessment / Pathways Analysis

Funder: West Texas A and M, funds originated from USDA APHIS
PI: Tim Goldsmith and Fernando Sampedro
Description: Develop a risk assessment / pathways analysis including, scope and justification, background and hazard ID, movement characterization and pathway analysis, risk evaluation and conclusions.
Project End Date: 1/2016

Outreach and Implementation of the Secure Food Supply

Funder: USDA-APHIS
PI: Tim Goldsmith
Description: Develop proactive risk assessments and associated tools to support Continuity of Business and is a critical progress in the progress of promoting awareness and integration of Continuity of Business considerations into practice. 
Project End Date: 9/2015

Transformational Leadership 

Funder: USAID, World Learning
PI: Mac Farnham
Description: Transorm the structure and culture of higher education in Kosovo to enable domestic institutions to produce graduates able to meet teh needs of growing economy and developing state.
Project End Date: 2/2017
Outcomes:

Twinning

Funder: OIE
PI, Co-PI:Will Hueston, Scott Wells, Jeff Bender, John Deen
Description: Strengthen global veterinary services by aligning veterinary education within the framework of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) PVS Pathway
Project End Date: 9/2015  

Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center

Funder: NIOSH
PI, Co-PI:Jeff Bender, Bruce Alexander
Description: Network surveillance building
Project End Date: 9/2016

Past Projects

Avian Influenza and Food and Mouth Disease Risk Assessment to Support National Preparedness I

Avian Influenza and Food and Mouth Disease Risk Assessment to Support National Preparedness I

Funder: USDA-CEAH

PI, Co-PI: Tim Goldsmith, Fernando Sampedro

Description: Develop Avian Influenza and Foot and Mouth Disease risk assessments to facilitate emergency response decision making

Project End Date: 12/2012

Outcomes: Secure Egg Supply Plan 

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Capturing One Health Momentum for Global Implementation

Capturing One Health Momentum for Global Implementation

Funder: Rockefeller Foundation

PI, Co-PI: Will Hueston, Linda Valeri

Description: Catalyze partnerships for One Health global implementation and sustainability. A week long Bellagio summit will take place to bring together OH voices and funders to identify opportunities for enhancing OH contributions

Project End Date: 3/2012

Outcomes: One Health Compelling Stories

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Carcass Disposal

Carcass Disposal

Funder: FAZD

PI, Co-PI: Tim GoldsmithFernando Sampedro

Description: Risk of movement of carcasses from an FMD-infected premises for disposal

Project End Date: 11/2013

Dialog-University Consortium

Dialog-University Consortium

Funder: USDA-APHIS

PI, Co-PI: Will HuestonTim Goldsmith

Description: Foot and Mouth Disease Dialog. University Consortium focused on University/APHIS communications, Food and Mouth Disease, and indemnity, Foreign Animal Disease compensation plans

Project End Date: 6/2012

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Facilitating Public-Private Partnerships

Facilitating Public-Private Partnerships

Funder: USDA APHIS AI

PI, Co-PI: Tim GoldsmithPeter DaviesScott WellsFernando SampedroDave Halvorson

Description: Foreign Animal Disease proactive risk assessments: Diary, Swine, Eggs, Broilers/Turkeys Capacity Building

Project End Date: 6/2012, 6/2013

Outcomes: Established partnerships with Secure Egg Supply, commodity-specific working groups, and academic institutions

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Food Policy Research Center

Food Policy Research Center

Funder: NIFA

PI, Co-PI: Will HuestonBrian BuhrLaura BloombergMark RutherfordBeth Virnig

Description: The Food Policy Research Center performs integrated analyses of food and nutrition policies, in the emphasis areas of consumers, food and nutrition. 
Project End Date: 4/2015

Outcomes: Issue Briefings 

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Global One Health Implementation

Global One Health Implementation

Funder: Rockefeller Foundation

PI, Co-PI: Will HuestonDeb OlsonLinda Valeri

Description: Implement recommendations for One Health harmonization that came out of the July 2011 Bellagio Meeting. Create unified effort and form a global One Health steering committee

Project End Date: 6/2013

Outcomes: One Health Catalog

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Implications of Antimicrobial Use in Pork Production

Implications of Antimicrobial Use in Pork Production

Funder: National Pork Board

PI, Co-PI: Peter Davies

Description: Appraise literature on antimicrobial use in pork, determine whether use of specific levels of antimicrobial compounds in feed contributes greater risk to public health, definite implications for industry to guide policy on antimicrobial use

Project End Date: 4/2012

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International Cooperative Zoonotic Influenza Research Center (ICZIRC)

International Cooperative Zoonotic Influenza Research Center (ICZIRC)

Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PI, Co-PI: Jeff Bender

Description: ICZIRC's overarching goal was to gain a better understanding of influenza viruses and the threat they pose to human health

Project End Date: 12/2011

Outcomes: Prevalence of avian influenza and biosecurity practices in backyard poultry flocks; Zoonosis Public Health, 2011

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Kosovo Dairy Project

Kosovo Dairy Project

Funder: USDA

PI, Co-PI: Scott Wells 

Description: Pilot project in Kosovo focused on improvement of milk safety and quality. Develop intervention and farmers will serve as population for program

Project End Date: 9/2012

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Microbial Risk in the Food Chain

Microbial Risk in the Food Chain

Funder: UMN

PI, Co-PI: Fernando Sampedro

Description: Microbial risk assessment of the presence of e.coli antibiotic-resistant strains in the food chain

Project End Date: 6/2014

National Veterinary Stockpile - FMD Modeling

National Veterinary Stockpile - FMD Modeling

Funder: USDA

PI, Co-PI: Scott Wells

Description: Extend Foot and Mouth disease vaccination logistical planning and implications and review existing herd level models and develop framework for new Foot and Mouth disease animal-level model

Project End Date: 3/2012

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Neospora

Neospora

Funder: Population Systems Signature Grant

PI, Co-PI: Larissa Minicucci

Project End Date: 6/2014 

Risk Assessment of Research on Movement of Eggs

Risk Assessment of Research on Movement of Eggs

Funder: American Egg Board

PI, Co-PI: Tim Goldsmith

Description: Facilitation of industry, government, academic collaboration on egg product risk assessments, communication of the accomplishments of the Egg Sector working group

Project End Date: 6/2013

Outcomes: Results incorporated into HPAI response plans

Strengthening Food Safety

Strengthening Food Safety

Funder: GPS - Internal UMN Award

PI, Co-PI: Fernando Sampedro

Description: Strengthen risk assessment in South America through the delivery of educational programs

Project End Date: 10/2013

Outcomes: Food safety course in Chile

Sustainable Agriculture in Somalia

Sustainable Agriculture in Somalia

Funder: CAHFS

PI, Co-PI: Paul PorterFernando Sampedro

Description: Creating an Interdisciplinary Partnership to Seek Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture in Somalia - One Health Partnership

Project End Date: 7/2014

Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center - Pilot Grant

Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center - Pilot Grant

Funder: NIOSH

PI, Co-PI: Tim Goldsmith

Description: Incorporating Worker Safety Programs with Quality Assurance by reviewing worker safety training in cattle and swine quality assurance program resources, literature review to identify critical animal handling injury categories and analysis of current quality assurance recommendations on worker health and safety issues.

Project End Date: 5/2014

West Nile Project - One Health Partnership

West Nile Project - One Health Partnership

Funder: CAHFS

PI, Co-PI: Larissa Minicucci

Project End Date: 12/2013