Second A&M Official Quits Over CDC Probe

By: Meredith Stancik & Chace Murphy Email
By: Meredith Stancik & Chace Murphy Email

There has been another resignation at Texas A&M Univeristy in the wake of a negative report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Texas A&M officials confirmed Wednesday the university's biosafety manager, Brent Maddox, resigned on August 31.

Maddox resigned the same day the CDC told the university it still cannot do work with select agents and toxins.

In a statement obtained by the Dallas Morning News, Maddox said in his resignation letter, "it has reached a point in my career at Texas A&M that I no longer can effectively perform my duties in the present environment."

Maddox oversaw lab inspections and infectious disease safety in his role in the university's environmental health and safety department.

His resignation comes after last month's resignation of A&M Vice President for Research Richard Ewing.

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