College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Nutrition & Food Science

2017 SRA Annual Meeting

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) annual meeting was held on December 10-14, 2017, at Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Abani Pradhan and his lab members gave several presentations in this meeting. Dr. Pradhan organized and co-chaired a symposium session on “Innovative Microbial Risk Modeling for Food Supply Chain” wherein he gave an oral presentation titled “Innovative Supply Chain and System Modeling Approaches for Pathogenic Bacteria in Leafy Greens.” Dr. Pradhan also co-chaired a technical session on “Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance as a Global Concern.” Dr. Hao Pang gave an oral presentation on “Risk of Pre-Harvest Microbiological Contamination in Tomatoes: Effects of Meteorological, Farm Management, and Environmental Factors.” Surabhi Rani and Shraddha Karanth presented posters on “Assessing Food Safety Risk of Toxoplasma gondii in Muscle Tissues of Naturally Infected Meat Animals in the United States” and “Applicability of Whole Genome Sequencing Data for Salmonella Risk Assessment in Poultry Meat”, respectively. Dr. Abani Pradhan is the advisor of all three PhD students.

Dr. Hao Pang received the 2017 Specialty Group Merit Award from the SRA-Microbial Risk Analysis Specialty Group -Congratulations! After graduating in Spring 2017, Dr. Pang is working at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in College Park, Maryland. 

Dr. Pradhan served as a member of the 2017 Program Committee for the SRA annual meeting. He also served as the Chair of the SRA Microbial Risk Analysis Specialty Group in 2017.

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