Plum Island Animal Disease Center Research Participation Program
Plum Island Animal Disease Center Research Participation Program
General Information

Program Description

The Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) Research Participation Program is designed to provide a flow of qualified researchers to participate in current research activities aimed at developing advanced technologies and countermeasures against foreign animal diseases. This program is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate.

Research is conducted at PIADC—a unique research facility and critical national asset located off the northeast coast of Long Island, NY, and accessible by ferry from Orient Point, NY, and Old Saybrook, CT. Research at PIADC is performed on animal diseases that threaten the nation’s animal industries and exports. One of the missions of PIADC is to develop technologies to help mitigate the risks of catastrophic economic losses caused by foreign animal disease (FAD) agents accidentally or deliberately introduced into the United States.

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The objectives of the PIADC Research Participation Program include:

  • Providing research training/education opportunities in foreign animal diseases;
  • Providing a flow of researchers interested in pursuing careers in fields related to foreign animal diseases;
  • Promoting the influx of new ideas and skills to achieve the PIADC mission;
  • Enhancing interactions with the wider academic, research and private sector communities.

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