Department of Medicine

Creating a global model of care for emerging infectious diseases

Five years ago, the world watched as the first of four patients with Ebola virus disease arrived at Emory. At a time when little was known about caring for these patients, the university's Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU) successfully treated those with Ebola, creating protocols of care that are now the standard when caring for patients with deadly infections. 

With Ebola still very much a threat — the World Health Organization recently declared the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a global health emergency — Emory's team of researchers and infectious disease experts are translating the learnings from 2014 to everyday patient care and working to find game-changing therapies for the disease.

Emory & Ebola: An Extraordinary Time for the SCDP

With text, photos and videos, this interactive timeline chronicles key events of the last year, from the days just prior to the arrival of the first Ebola patient at Emory University Hospital, up to the present day.

SCDP Local & National Media Stories

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution News Story

Features SCDU patient, Dr. Kent Brantly.

New York Times National News Story

Khabar Magazine, US publication for Indian-Americans and South Asians target metro Atlanta's, Cover Story in January 2015.

Local Doctors Hear From An Emory University Doctor Who Treated Ebola Patients

NBC Florida Local News Station Story

Surviving Ebola: Dr. Ian Crozier's Story

Georgia Public Broadcasting News Story

YouTube Video (payment required).