Financial contributions from alumni and friends are vital to accomplishing CTEGD’s mission to pursue cutting edge research in emerging global diseases and train students in this field.

To truly impact global health through research, support from a variety of sources is required and donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations play a significant role. Direct state support accounts for only about one third of UGA’s annual operating budget. And essentially all research is funded extramurally through grants and gifts.

Regardless of size, your gift can have an impact.

How Does Your Gift Support CTEGD’s Mission?

The CTEGD Fund is an unrestricted fund that allows us to support various initiatives of the students and faculty. A large portion of this fund goes towards the annual Molecular Parasitology/Vector Biology Symposium, an annual regional scientific meeting that has free registration.

Your gift also provides travel opportunities to trainees. Such opportunities include attending national and international conferences as well as travel to international research sites. These international research opportunities (most lasting 6 weeks to 3 months in countries endemic for the diseases we study) are life-changing experiences for our USA graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.

The spring lecture series, Global Health: Voices from the Vanguard, which brings outstanding global health lecturers to campus, is in part supported by your gifts. The CTEGD Fund also allows us to invite leading researchers throughout the year for special seminars.

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Give to CTEGD

Your gift to CTEGD will have a direct impact on the research and educational goals of our students and faculty.

Several methods exist for you to support our critical mission:

  • For monthly and annual gifts, you may use the online giving form.
  • If you are more comfortable mailing your gift, please print the Georgia Fund form with Center for Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases as the designation.
  • If you are interested in creating an endowment or establishing a planned gift, please contact Dr. Dennis Kyle (