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National Program 104: Veterinary, Medical, and Urban Entomology
Accomplishment Report and Executive Summary
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USDA-ARS National Program 104 Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology Assessment Report

February 7, 2013

Executive Summary

The Review Panel (RP) met on January 29-30, 2013 to conduct a retrospective review and assessment of USDA-ARS NP 104 Veterinary, Medical and Urban Entomology research conducted in the period from 2007-2011.  The Chair, along with panel member, Capt. Mark Beavers, traveled to Beltsville for the meeting while the other 4 panel members joined by teleconference and webinar.  The RP was comprised of five university scientists external to the ARS and a representative of the military.  The panel members were hand chosen for their demonstrated knowledge and experience in the five disciplines (components) being reviewed encompassing (1) medical entomology for the public, (2) medical entomology for the military, (3) veterinary entomology of livestock and poultry, (4) pests that damage structures, and (5) fire ants, other invasive ants and household pests.   

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