Nov Mon 2016
Chikungunya virus—a disease with such an outlandish name seems like it should be confined to a fittingly exotic locale. However, within 50 years of its discovery, the mosquito-borne virus, which causes a high fever and joint pain, has spread from the forests of its native Central Africa to the Indian subcontinent, the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea and in 2013, the Americas. With the first case of Chikungunya acquired within the United States occurring in Florida in 2014, it is clear the virus is finding ways to establish itself in parts of the world where it has never before been seen—the lingering question is, “How?”
Oct Thu 2016
Andrew R. Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD, an associate research scientist and parasitologist at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, was elected to the board of directors for the American Heartworm Society during the Society’s recent 2016 Triennial Symposium.
Oct Tue 2016
Both Drs. Quinn are co-principal investigators for a National Science Foundation research grant looking at the impact of large-scale data collection on scientists’ ability to efficiently track infectious diseases.
Jul Wed 2016
Julie M. Moore, PhD, has been appointed an associate vice president for research and has joined the senior leadership team in the University of Georgia’s Office of the Vice President for Research, effective July 7.