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Associate research scientist elected to board of directors

Andrew Moorhead

Dr. Andrew R. Moorhead, an associate research scientist and parasitologist at the College of Veterinary Medicine, was elected to the board of directors for the American Heartworm Society during the organization’s recent 2016 Triennial Symposium.

Moorhead is the director and principal investigator for the Filariasis Research Reagent Resource Center (, 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.

Founded in 1974, the AHS 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 principal investigator for the FR3, Moorhead teaches parasitology courses at the veterinary medicine college. Based in the infectious diseases department, he joined the college in 2008.