Foodborne diseases are major public health burden in the United States. This project will provide necessary infrastructure and surge capacity for microbiology testing in a food/drug emergency or an outbreak situation. The Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has the necessary infrastructure including a state of the art facility and qualified personnel, and is willing to meet the objectives of this RFA.

Public Health Relevance

The objective this proposal is to provide infrastructure for sample analysis and surge capacity to the VetLRN in the event of animal food or drug related emergency or as needed by the VetLRN program. The funding will also be used for maintaining trained personnel and quality control procedures and for the proficiency testing procedures as appropriate.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research Demonstration--Cooperative Agreements (U18)
Project #
5U18FD004636-03
Application #
8722878
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZFD1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Georgia
Department
Veterinary Sciences
Type
Schools of Veterinary Medicine
DUNS #
City
Athens
State
GA
Country
United States
Zip Code
30602