November 10, 2014 | Research News
UGA scientists receive $3 million NIH grant to develop infectious disease outbreak warning system
John Drake, an associate professor in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, will use a five-year, $3.18 million grant to develop an early warning system that could help public health officials prepare for—and possibly prevent—infectious disease outbreaks.
November 4, 2014 | Research News
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine receives Gates Foundation grant to study norovirus
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ralph A. Tripp, a professor of infectious diseases, will lead a team in pursuit of innovative global health and development research on norovirus.
October 23, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers discover route for potential Chagas disease animal vaccine
Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered a new way to direct a vaccine to the parasite that causes Chagas disease, a leading cause of death among young to middle-age adults in areas of South America where it is endemic.
October 16, 2014 | Events on Campus
Journalist from The Washington Post to speak about Ebola crisis
Todd C. Frankel, a reporter with The Washington Post, will discuss the challenges reporters face in covering the emerging Ebola crisis during a talk Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. at the University of Georgia Chapel.
September 17, 2014 | Research News
ARMC, UGA College of Public Health to host ‘A Conversation about Ebola’ Sept. 25
As awareness spreads and questions continue about recent Ebola outbreaks in Africa, as well as increased focus on the treatment of some patients with the virus in Atlanta, the University of Georgia College of Public Health and Athens Regional Medical Center are partnering to hold a community forum to discuss the infectious disease and any potential local impacts.
September 4, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers to use $1.1 million NIH grant to study drug therapies for elephantiasis
Researchers from the University of Georgia have been awarded a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine how two commonly administered drug combinations work to remove larvae from the bloodstream of people infected with lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis.
July 22, 2014 | Research News
New model helps explain how human-provided food resources promote or reduce wildlife disease
Scientists have long known that providing supplemental food for wildlife, or resource provisioning, can sometimes cause more harm than good. University of Georgia ecologists have developed a new mathematical model to tease apart the processes that help explain why. Their research, which has implications for public health and wildlife conservation, appears in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.
June 4, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers receive $1.8 million grant to fight deadly parasite
Researchers at the University of Georgia recently received a five-year $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study cryptosporidium, a parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis.
April 30, 2014 | General News
UGA now accepting applications for new post-baccalaureate research program
A new program at the University of Georgia is working to increase the number of post-baccalaureate students from underrepresented groups who pursue careers in the biomedical sciences.
April 17, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers find new method to combat common childhood illness: RSV
Almost all children are infected with respiratory syncytial virus by the time they are two. Most recover quickly from cold-like symptoms. But for others, RSV can cause serious lung infections, such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia, which lands an estimated 75,000 to 125,000 children in the hospital each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
April 11, 2014 | Research News
Emory and UGA receive $3.6 million NIH influenza contract
A partnership between Emory University and the University of Georgia that plays a key role in the nation's influenza research and surveillance programs has received a $3.6 million contract, with potential funding up to a total of $26.7 million available over seven years, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
April 10, 2014 | Events on Campus
Infectious disease researcher to speak at Voices from the Vanguard Lecture Series
The University of Georgia Voices from the Vanguard series concludes April 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel with a presentation by Nancy Gore Saravia, scientific director of Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Medicas in Cali, Colombia.
March 5, 2014 | Research News
UGA One Health symposium to focus on malaria
Experts from the University of Georgia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University will gather on March 19 to discuss malaria in a symposium titled "The Secret Life of Malaria - A Global Journey to Cure and Prevention."
January 21, 2014 | Research News
College of Veterinary Medicine to host 51st annual conference, alumni weekend
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 51st Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Weekend March 28-29 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. Alumni and veterinarians interested in receiving continuing education credits are invited to attend. In addition, honors will be awarded to distinguished alumni who have led accomplished careers in veterinary medicine.
January 16, 2014 | General News
Grady College professor to serve as consultant for polio eradication initiative
Glen Nowak, a professor in the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been tapped to provide communication leadership for a key part of the global polio eradication effort.