Partner Programs

Global One Health educational and student research opportunities are available across the Texas A&M University campus.  Check out our partner programs below.

From Bench to Shop: Transitioning High Consequence Livestock Disease Research and Development Technologies for Commercialization

2017 Bench to Shop Training GroupThis training program is a collaborative international biorisk management training program, which was awarded a grant of $1.3 million from the United States Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. The program takes research to technology transition and commercialization in select agent and transboundary animal diseases that are of a high agricultural and economic importance to both national and global economies.

The first cohort of eight next generation scientists from the United States and South Africa completed the program last summer, receiving a Certificate in Scientific Business and Development and Management.

The second cohort of 9 students will begin training in Spring 2018.

Bench to Shop is organized in collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science’s Department of Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB) and the Institute for Infectious Animal Disease (IIAD). Applications for 2019 are due April 1, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit

AgSecure Africa Programme – Less Risk, More Value: Enhancing Biosecurity Best Practices of Livestock Diseases in South Africa (EBSA)

AgSecure Africa LogoThis program is funded by the USDA-FAS to Texas A&M Agrilife Research (TA-CR-16-041) in partnership with ARC-OVI in Pretoria, South Africa. The objective of the project is to promote better biosafety and biosecurity practices by small-scale livestock producers throughout four provinces in South Africa.

Specifically, this project focuses on three areas:

1. Enhancing capacity of the local veterinary and laboratory diagnostic personnel

2. Increasing knowledge and best practices for small farmers

3. Promoting awareness of the importance of biosecurity through the implementation of web-based technologies that will allow livestock owners, animal health workers, the veterinary workforce, and diagnostic laboratories to more easily diagnose key infectious livestock diseases

Learn about the first and second courses here and here, and for additional information, visit

Empower: Iraqi Bio-Risk Management Program

Empower LogoThe Empower Program promotes a foundation of knowledge within Iraqi students in basic principles of bio-threat reduction to better prepare them to conduct their own scientific research through safe and secure methods. The impact and implications of this capacity building are carried back to Iraq as students return home upon completion of their Texas A&M University degrees.

The first Bio-Risk Management Workshop occurred in July of 2017. Texas A&M graduate students from Iraq had the unique opportunity to learn about bio-safety and bio-security with experts from the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, specifically the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology and Global One Health. The program was executed in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories. The three-day activity included 30 biological science and engineering graduate students as well as faculty, staff, and external experts.

Learn about the first Empower Program here, and for additional information, visit

Aggie Research Leadership Program and Aggie Research Scholars Program

This program invites undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to participate in research at Texas A&M University and offers a wide variety of One Health-related research projects.

Two complementary programs have been established to help Aggies create their own leadership and research opportunities, regardless of vocational goal, discipline of study, or level of experience. These are:

  • Aggie Research Leadership Program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to gain experience managing and mentoring diverse research teams.
  • Aggie Research Scholars Program for undergraduates to gain experience collaborating in multidisciplinary teams to produce innovative research.

Team Leaders and Faculty Mentors have created more than 400 undergraduate research opportunities since Spring 2016. For a list of current opportunities, visit