Texas A&M University Interim President Eddie J. Davis released a statement regarding another site visit by CDC officials concerning the university’s work with select agents and toxins.
“We have just received a memorandum from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notifying us of the suspension of our work with select agents and toxins pending the outcome of another site visit by CDC representatives, scheduled between July 9 and 23. Suffice it to say that we take this matter very seriously and are committed to taking all appropriate steps to ensure that we are in full compliance with all CDC and any other relevant policies and regulations. In fact, we have already strengthened our safety, training and reporting procedures. We plan to cooperate fully with the CDC and look forward to resolving this matter in an appropriate manner as quickly as possible so that we can move forward in our work supporting the nation’s homeland defense initiatives.”