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COE in Livestock Diseases and Human Health

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The center was created in 1984 to promote interdisciplinary activities designed to improve the quality of human life through better animal health; expand livestock disease research capabilities; identify and characterize animal diseases that are similar to human disease; and develop new strategies for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

The center has developed investigative strengths in two general areas:

  1. Animal Models and Comparative Medicine
  2. Mechanisms of Disease, Pathogenesis, and Immunity

These areas are each highly interrelated, and the center plays a critical role in developing these focused areas of strength in both the UTCVM and the Institute of Agriculture.​​


Our Mission

  1. To promote interdisciplinary activities designed to improve the quality of human life
    through better animal health.
  2. To expand livestock disease research capabilities.
  3. To identify and characterize animal diseases that are similar to human disease.
  4. To develop new strategies for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.


Contact Information

Dr. David E. Anderson​
Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies
A102 Veterinary Medicine Bldg.
865-974-0227
dander48@utk.edu ​

Dr. James P. Thompson
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

Ms. Kim Rutherford
Administrative Specialist
A102 Veterinary Medicine Bldg.
865-974-0227
kimruth1@utk.edu ​​

Dr. Stephen A. Kania
Assistant Dean for Research & Graduate Studies
A102 Veterinary Medicine Bldg.
865-974-5727
skania@utk.edu

Dr. Tim L. Cross
Senior Vice President/Senior Vice Chancellor,
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Ms. Emily Ford
Communications Coordinator
A102 Veterinary Medicine Bldg.
865-974-8234
eford14@utk.edu