Subject: CABS members
From: "Walter E. Cook" <>
Date: 1/29/2014 11:22 AM
To: Kathryn QannaYahu <>

Hi Kathryn,


The Scientific members of CABS includes:


Drs. Don Davis, Tom Ficht and Allison Ficht of Texas A & M Univ

Drs. Valerie Ragan, Nammalwar Sriranganathan and Gerhardt Schurig of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Vet Med

Drs. Jonna Mazet and Terra Kelly of University of CA, Davis

Drs. Todd Cornish, Jeffery Adamovicz, Gerald Andrews, Walter Cook and Brant Schumaker of the University of Wyoming

Dr. Philip Elzer of Louisiana State Univ

Dr. David Pascual of Montana State Univ

Drs. Glen Plum and Jenny Powers of the National Park Service

Dr. Michael Gilsdorf of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians

Dr. Steve Olsen of USDA/ARS

Drs. Arnold Gertonson and Jack Rhyan of USDA/APHIS

Mr. Hank Edwards, Mr. Eric Maichak and Mr. Brandon Scurlock of Wyoming Game and Fish Department


Our State-holders group is much more fluid with membership changing frequently as folks move in and out of various positions. Frequently a “member” will send a representative in their stead. That said stake-holders include: State Veterinarians and Wildlife Agency Directors from each of the GYA states. We also invite state and national elected officials (or their representatives) from each of the GYA states (in the past meeting were held in Laramie or Denver, thus more Wyoming representatives and staff attended).


Membership in either group is inclusive, we don’t want to leave anyone out. Members of the scientist group must have a track record of brucellosis research (preferably related to vaccine or diagnostic test development); members of the stake-holders group must have a vested interest in the GYA brucellosis issue (or represent a group or constituency that does).


We have not had a meeting since 2012 (although we hope to have one this summer); however, the scientific members do have periodic email conversations. In addition, many of us attend other brucellosis meeting throughout the year in which we keep abreast of issues and scientific progress.


I hope this helps, let me know if you need more information.




Walter Cook, DVM, PhD, DACVPM

Brucellosis Coordinator

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

(307) 766-3372