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2014 Valley Fever Seminar Series

The UC Merced Health Sciences Research Institute and the Sierra Health Foundation present the 2014 Valley Fever Seminar Series.

This 12-part series including medical, correctional, advocacy, and academic specialist aims to raise awareness about Valley Fever in the San Joaquin Valley. All talks will take place on the UC Merced campus, except one presentation on May 21 to take place at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.

These events are free and open to the public.

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2014 Valley Fever Seminar Series Schedule:

Friday, March 14

Nathan Stockamp, M.D.
UCSF Fresno

UC Merced, Social Sciences & Management Building, 317

Clinical Considerations in Coccidioidomycosis

Wednesday, April 2

Clarence Cryer Jr., M.P.H., C.C.H.P.
California Substance Abuse and Treatment Facility
and State Prison at Corcoran

UC Merced, Classroom and Office Building, Room 322

The Impact of Valley Fever on Correctional Health Care Ethics (PDF)

Friday, April 11

Antje Lauer, Ph.D.
CSU Bakersfiled

UC Merced, Social Sciences & Mangament Building, 317

Ecology of Coccidioides immitis - Challenges to Detect this Fungal Pathogen in its Natural Habitat

Wednesday, April 16

Herbert Boro, M.D.
Cocci Study Group

UC Merced, Classroom and Office Building, Room 322 

Valley Fever Basics, plus an update from the 2014 Cocci Study Group meeting (PDF)

Friday, April 18

David Ojcius
UC Merced

UC Merced, Social Sciences and Management Building, Room 317

Inflammasomes and Danger Signals During Infection by Intracellular Pathogens (PDF)

Wednesday, April 23

David Filip
ValleyFeverSurvivor.com

UC Merced, Social Sciences and Management Building, Room 366

Public and Medical Misinformation on Valley Fever (PDF)

Wednesday, April 30

Kirt Emery, M.P.H.
County of Kern, Public Health Services Department

UC Merced, Classroom and Office Building, Room 322

The Ebb and Flow of Coccidioidomycosis in Kern County

Thursday, May 1

Anita Sil, M.D., Ph.D.
UC San Francisco
&
John Taylor, Ph.D.
UC Berkeley

UC Merced, Social Sciences and Management Building, Room 317

Regulation of Cell Shape and Virulence in Thermally Dimorphic Fungi

Molecular Natural History of the San Joaquin Valley Fever Fungus
 

Wednesday, May 7

Sarah M. Rios
UC Santa Barbara

UC Merced, Classroom and Office Building, Room 322

Valley Fever: Racial Disparities and an Environmental Health Crisis

Wednesday, May 14

Erin Gaab, Ph.D.
UC Merced

UC Merced, Social Sciences and Management Building, Room 117

Children With San Joaquin Valley Fever: Perceptions, Reflections, and Preliminary Findings (PDF)

Wednesday, May 21

Leslie Wilson, Ph.D.
UC San Francisco

UCSF Fresno Center, Room 116

The Costs Behind California’s Rising Silent Epidemic