Tropical diseases kill millions across the globe each year. But our faculty are working to change that, developing new vaccines for everything from flu to Zika virus and life-saving treatments for lethal illnesses.
Getting over the flu for good
Ted Ross is developing a universal flu vaccine that would protect against all forms of influenza.
Predicting Zika’s next move
John Drake is using data to understand where diseases like Zika and Ebola come from and how to control them.
Ending chronic disease
Karen Norris is developing a vaccine for a respiratory virus that is especially dangerous in infants and older adults.
Treating a hidden threat
Rick Tarleton is working on better ways to treat Chagas disease, the most common cause of heart failure and sudden death in the world.
Promoting healthcare equality
José Cordero focuses on expanding healthcare opportunities for would-be mothers to prevent diseases such as Zika.
You can fight deadly diseases too
Give to one of the funds below and help prevent dangerous diseases.
Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases Fund
Fund faculty research that seeks to better understand the diseases that contribute to death, disability and instability across the globe.
Center for Vaccines and Immunology Support Fund
Vaccines eliminated polio from most of the world. Help our faculty defeat more diseases through vaccine research.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Fund
Help UGA gather and interpret health-related data to stop future outbreaks.