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.
August 29, 2016
Dr. Guha Dharmarajan
"The evolution of resistance and tolerance to parasites in natural mosquito populations: Ecological drivers and epidemiological implications"
Outbreak News This Week: "Naegleria fowleri drug research: An interview with Dennis Kyle, PhD"
Featuring Dr. Pejman Rohani
Congratulations to Dr. Julie Moore on receiving a Creative Teaching Award at the University's Faculty Recognition Banquet.
Columns--"UGA, Sanofi Pasteur develop new vaccine for H1N1influenza"
Featuring Dr. Ted Ross
Congratulations to Jennifer Cyr and Kerri Miazgowicz on being awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships for 2016!
Congratulations to Dr. Trent on being awarded the 2016 Zoetis Award for Research Excellence!
Congratulations to Dr. Brindley on being awarded the 2016 John M. Bowen Award of Execellence in Animal Biomedical Research!
Dr. Tripp to speak in #Throwback Therapies lecture series Wednesday, February 24th at 2:00 p.m. in MLC room 250. Reception to follow in MLC 2nd floor rotunda.
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, Mathew Abraham, Melissa Miller, and Samantha Tucker as winners of the 2015 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 for 2015!
UGA Today--"Not a win-win: Treating for worms helps animals survive, then spread infectious diseases"
Featuring Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa
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