About Us

About Us

About Us

  • The US Swine Health Improvement Plan (US SHIP) is a pilot project initiative spearheaded by a team of swine-interest veterinarians from across four land-grant universities (Iowa State University, South Dakota State University, University of Illinois, and University of Minnesota). USDA Veterinary Services is providing the funding to support the human resources, management systems, and outreach necessary to facilitate the initiation and central coordination of this US SHIP ASF-CSF Certification Program.

  • This team of collaborators (Project Investigators) are serving as the Program Administration for this US SHIP pilot project endeavor.

    Our team of investigators and program staff have come together to formulate and drive this US SHIP ASF-CSF Certification Program forward out of a most genuine, deep rooted, and shared interest in bettering the health of swine and enhancing the longer-term competiveness and sustainability of the US pork industry.

    The central administrative functions for this US SHIP pilot project endeavor housed at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

      • The US Swine Health Improvement Plan (US SHIP) is a pilot project initiative spearheaded by a team of swine-interest veterinarians from across four land-grant universities (Iowa State University, South Dakota State University, University of Illinois, and University of Minnesota). USDA Veterinary Services is providing the funding to support the human resources, management systems, and outreach necessary to facilitate the initiation and central coordination of this US SHIP ASF-CSF Certification Program.

      • This team of collaborators (Project Investigators) are serving as the Program Administration for this US SHIP pilot project endeavor.

        Our team of investigators and program staff have come together to formulate and drive this US SHIP ASF-CSF Certification Program forward out of a most genuine, deep rooted, and shared interest in bettering the health of swine and enhancing the longer-term competiveness and sustainability of the US pork industry.

        The central administrative functions for this US SHIP pilot project endeavor housed at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

List of US SHIP Program Staff and Investigators Below:

US SHIP Program Staff

Iowa State University
Jordan Bjustrom Kraft, MS
Industry Extension Specialist
Outreach & Education
jnb@iastate.edu
515-294-6035

Kraft – ISU Directory

Iowa State University
Tyler Holck, DVM, MS, MBA
Senior Project Coordinator
holck@iastate.edu
515-294-3837

Holck – ISU Directory

Iowa State University
Giovani Trevisan, DVM, MBA, PhD
Veterinary Diagnostic and Epidemiologic Information Management
trevisan@iastate.edu
515-294-1100

Trevisan- ISU Directory

Investigators (By Institution)

Iowa State University
Rodger Main DVM, PhD (Principal Investigator)
Professor & Director
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
rmain@iastate.edu
515-294-6945

Main – ISU Directory

Iowa State University
Chris Rademacher, DVM
Clinical Professor & Swine Extension Veterinarian
Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
cjrdvm@iastate.edu
515-294-8792

Rademacher – ISU Directory

Iowa State University
James Roth, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM
Distinguished Professor & Director
Center for Food Security and Public Health
Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics
Veterinary Microbiology & Preventive Medicine
jaroth@iastate.edu
515-294-8459

Roth – ISU Directory

Iowa State University
Jeff Zimmerman DVM, PhD, DACVPM
Professor
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
jjzimm@iastate.edu
515-294-1073

Zimmerman – ISU Directory

South Dakota State University
Jane Christopher-Hennings DVM, MS
Professor, Department Head, & Director
Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory
Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
Jane.Hennings@SDSTATE.EDU
605-688-5172

Hennings – SDSU Directory

University of Illinois
James Lowe, DVM, MS, DABVP
Associated Professor, Director, & Head
i-Learning Center
Integrated Food Animal Management Systems
Veterinary Clinical Medicine
jlowe@illinois.edu
(217) 300-6398

Lowe – UIUC Directory

University of Minnesota
Jerry Torrison, DVM, PhD, DACVPM
Professor & Director
Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Veterinary Population Medicine
torri001@umn.edu
612-624-0497

Torrison – UMN Directory

University of Minnesota
Montserrat Torremorell, DVM, PhD
Professor
Veterinary Population Medicine
torr0033@umn.edu
612-625-1233

Torremorell – UMN Directory

US Swine Health Improvement Plan

2630 Veterinary Medicine
1800 Christensen Drive
Ames, IA 50011
Email:  usship@iastate.edu
Phone: 515-294-8611