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Unlocking the power and potential of the human immune system to battle cancer, heart disease and other ailments takes imagination, determination and collaboration.

The Immunology Center of Georgia is a new research enterprise that pioneers ways for the body to marshal its immune defenders and attackers to defeat threats to human health.

In partnership with the best clinicians and scientists around the world, we’re working to advance exploration, uncover knowledge and prepare the next generation of immunologists — all to benefit people everywhere.


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Georgia Trend: Moving Innovation Beyond the Walls

“What brought us here is a unique opportunity to build something of national importance. That’s not an offer you get every day," says Klaus Ley, MD, IMMCG founding co-director.

'Jennie' on WJBF: MCG immunologist explains the importance of flu shots

Klaus Ley, MD, talks to Jennie Montgomery about why is the flu vaccine important, who should get it, how effective it is and why we need one every year.

The Augusta Chronicle: Flu vaccines a safe, effective way to build a healthier future

In a world brimming with medical advancements and cutting-edge research, IMMCG is advancing global progress in scientific innovation and health protection, all from right here in Augusta. 

WRDW Mix at 3: Dr. Klaus Ley on the value of seasonal flu vaccine

Think you don't need a flu shot? Klaus Ley, MD, explains why everyone over the age of 6 months should protect themselves from flu, which can be deadly. 

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Medical College of Georgia partners in $3.3 million NIH grant studying antibiotic resistance

An Augusta University researcher is partnering with the University of California San Diego to unravel the complexities of Staphylococcus aureus vaccine failures.

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Medical College of Georgia researchers use pioneering technology to explore elusive role of neutrophils in bladder cancer

Researchers at the Immunology Center of Georgia are taking advantage of revolutionary technology to investigate the role of neutrophils in the spread of bladder cancer.

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‘Protect yourself and those around you’: MCG experts tout importance of flu vaccination for campus and community

In a bid to encourage flu vaccination, the Immunology Center of Georgia, part of the Medical College of Georgia, will host a flu vaccine clinic for Augusta University employees.

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Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia enlists national experts to foster growth through Scientific Advisory Board

Klaus Ley, MD, and Catherine “Lynn” Hedrick, PhD, Georgia Research Alliance eminent scholars and co-directors of Immunology Center of Georgia, formed the Scientific Advisory Board with an eye toward the future.


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