Past Research

 

Enhancement and Publicity of  the Antimicrobial Resistance Learning Site for Veterinary Students

Funder: Center for Disease Control and Prevvention
PI: Jeff Bender
Description: Update the Antimicrobial Resistance Learning Site (AMRLS) through collaborating with Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence, federal regulatory agencies, industry representatives and veterinary schools.  Update existing AMRLS modules and develop new modules to support the training and educational needs surrounding  antibiotic usage in animals, and antimicrobial resistance.
Project End Date: 7/2017 

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: 7/2017

Quality of Life Usability Pilot and Health Outcomes Study

Funder: Banfield Pet Hospital
PI: Larissa Minicucci
Description: Pilot Zoetis' quality of life assessment tool in the University of Minnesota's General Practice and a subsample of Banfield hospitals in order to assess its usability, impact, and research applicability. 
Project End Date: 12/2017

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
PITim 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

Other Projects

Avian Influenza and Food and Mouth Disease Risk Assessment to Support National Preparedness I & 2

Avian Influenza and Food and Mouth Disease Risk Assessment to Support National Preparedness I & 2

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: 09/2015
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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Epidemiologic Study of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N2 among Turkey Farms

Epidemiologic Study of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N2 among Turkey Farms

PI, Co-PI: Scott Wells, Jeff Bender
Description: A case-control study to identify potential risk factors associated with this past spring’s HPAI outbreak.
Project End Date: 10/2015

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N2 Summary Report 

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 Olson, Linda 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 

Outreach and Implementation of the Secure Food Supply

Outreach and Implementation of the Secure Food Supply

Funder: USDA-APHIS
PITim 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

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

Twinning

Twinning

Twinning

Funder: OIE
PI, Co-PI:Will HuestonScott WellsJeff BenderJohn 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: 9/2016  

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

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