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Center of Excellence in Livestock Diseases and Human Health Annual Report

By College of Veterinary Medicine: University of Tennessee Knoxville

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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 in the College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) and the Institute of Agriculture; identify and characterize animal diseases that are similar to human disease; and develop new strategies for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Since 1984, the center has developed successful programs that affect the understanding, treatment, and prevention of livestock and human diseases. These programs predominately focus on molecular and cellular approaches to research in infectious diseases, toxicology, host defense, molecular genetics, and carcinogenesis.


Angel Tobey

Purdue University

Date January 2012
Series Title Center of Excellence Annual Reports
Issue 13
Pages 53
Publisher Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange
Language English
Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal diseases
  2. Animal health and hygiene
  3. Animals in culture
  4. Animal welfare
  5. Carcinogens
  6. Human diseases and injuries
  7. Human health
  8. prevention
  9. toxicology
  10. treatment