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.​​