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The Division of Infectious Diseases (ID) in the Department of Medicine at MCG at Augusta University is involved in a full range of care for patients, engaging in the discovery of new treatments, and finding innovative cures for infectious diseases.

The faculty and staff in the Infectious Diseases division are dedicated to advancing the study and practice of the field of Infectious Diseases by:

  • Providing excellent, comprehensive, patient-centered medical care

  • Preparing the next generation of Infectious Diseases physicians for evidence-based practice in a variety of settings

  • Contributing to the development of medical knowledge via recruitment and participation in cutting-edge research trials


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Infectious Diseases Office

Annabelle Shepherd



1120 15th Street
AE 3033

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Infectious Disease News

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Augusta University researcher awarded Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant for disease detection research

Guido Verbeck, PhD, the new chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Science and Mathematics, has been awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for his research on improving disease detection.

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Psoriasis does not appear to increase heart attack risk in people with significant kidney disease

Studies have suggested that psoriasis is an independent risk factor for heart attack in the general population, but investigators found that in people who also have end-stage renal disease, which shares many risk factors with heart disease, it is not.

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Putting the brakes on a bacterium that is a major cause of GI distress

The bacterium is seen in more than 140 million cases worldwide and causes more than 30,000 deaths each year.

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Patients with kidney transplants more vulnerable to common, usually harmless bacterium

“Kidney transplant patients are at risk for all kinds of infections,” says Dr. Sandeep Padala, nephrologist at MCG and the Augusta University Health System.