Welcome to the Department of Infectious Diseases
The threat to animal and public health posed by viral, bacterial and parasitic infectious diseases is a matter of grave concern. These diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, claiming at least 17 million human lives, and indeterminable numbers of domesticated and wild animals each year. Most, but not all, of these infections are zoonotic, including almost all bio-terror agents and most emerging diseases.
Infectious diseases not only place a great strain on the already stretched public and animal health services, but also add to the socio-economic burden of the rich and the poor. These agents also impact global security by affecting food supplies for an increasing world population, access to international trade and economic growth, and raise concerns for potential use as pathogens in bioterrorism. Click here to read our full mission statement.
Coverdell S175, 11:00 a.m.
Speaker: Dr. Erin Mordecai
Title: “Vector-borne disease transmission in a warmer world”
Congratulations to Dr. Saliki on winning the 2015 AAVLD E. P. Pope Award for his work in the field of veterinary diagnostic laboratory medicine.
Congratulations to Dr. Harn on his new position as Director of the Faculty of Infectious Diseases.
Congratulations to Constantinos Kyriakis, Tara Bracken, Matthew Abraham, Melissa Miller, and Samantha Tucker as winners of the Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium.
Columns--"GRA Eminent Scholar in Infectious Diseases working on universal flu vaccine"
Featuring Dr. Ted Ross
Congratulations to Dr. Kaplan on winning the Southeast Area Technology Transfer Award.
Congratulations to Mathew Abraham for his invitation to speak at the UGA-Merial Showcase for 2015.
Congratulations to Dr. Sanchez for her appointment as chair of the AAVMC One Health Committee for 2015-2016.
Congratulations to Xin Li and a student in Dr. Klonowski's lab on being awarded the AAI Careers in Immunology Fellowship!
UGA Today--"Not a win-win: Treating for worms helps animals survive, then spread infectious diseases"
Featuring Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa
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