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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

Melanie Johnson



1120 15th Street
AE 3033

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Infectious Disease News

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New pandemic medicine course helped MCG adapt during COVID-19

When COVID-19 forced medical students out of classrooms and clinical rotations, faculty and staff at the Medical College of Georgia provided an online platform for learning about the pandemic.

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Infectious disease expert to discuss COVID-19 vaccination facts and myths on radio show

Dr. Jose Vazquez will share information about the COVID-19 vaccine on a local radio show.

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Augusta University partners with local organization to host virtual town hall on COVID-19 vaccine

Local leaders will discuss the myths and facts of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Traditional model for disease spread may not work in COVID-19

Dr. Arni Rao and his co-authors instead suggest more of a dynamic, moment in time approach using a model called the geometric mean. That model uses today’s number to predict tomorrow’s numbers.