UGA parasitologist elected to American Heartworm Society board of directors

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. 

Dr. Moorhead serves as the director and principal investigator for the Filariasis Research Reagent Resource Center (FR3), which is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and housed at UGA. The FR3 provides filarial parasites to researchers throughout North America who are involved in the quest to further scientific understanding of heartworm disease. 

The AHS, founded in 1974, aims to further scientific knowledge of heartworm disease, inform its members and the veterinary community of new developments, and to encourage and promote effective procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease. 

In addition to his service as director and PI for the FR3, Dr. Moorhead teaches parasitology courses at the CVM. He joined the College in 2008 and is based in the Department of Infectious Diseases.

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