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Center of Excellence in Livestock Diseases & Human Health

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The COE 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 several areas of research strength, including:

  1. Animal Models for translational medicine
  2. Infectious and vector borne disease and immunology
  3. Regenerative medicine

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
A205 Veterinary Medicine Bldg.
865-974-0227
dander48@utk.edu ​

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


Administrative Specialist
A205 Veterinary Medicine Bldg.
865-974-0227

Dr. Stephen A. Kania
Assistant Dean for Research & Graduate Studies
A205 Veterinary Medicine Bldg.
865-974-0227
skania@utk.edu

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

Ms. Emily Ford
Communications Coordinator
A205 Veterinary Medicine Bldg.
865-974-8234
eford14@utk.edu

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