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April 24, 2020
Although still unknown outside of the American West, Valley fever is a severe fungal infection--and its territory may expand as the climate warms. Written by Lauren Young. Audio by Kerry Klein and Lauren Young (outside link) 
January 22, 2020
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November 8, 2019
UC Merced will hold a free Spanish-language health conference for the community on Saturday, Nov. 16, with sessions on topics including preventative health measures, coping with stress, domestic violence and vaccines. The event is led by the Medical Spanish Service Learning Project, which trains...
November 8, 2019
October 15, 2019
Audio has become a top form of entertainment over the past several years, in large part due to the rising popularity of podcasts. UC Merced graduate students are seizing the opportunity to help improve science literacy. A group of Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB) graduate students started...
October 7, 2019
UC Merced is offering the opportunity for Valley residents to learn what clinicians and researchers know about Valley fever, an airborne fungal infection that can have serious, even fatal, consequences for people across California and the Southwest. A multi-campus Valley fever summit in the...
May 6, 2019
Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB) graduate student Anh Diep will represent UC Merced at the University of California Grad Slam finals in San Francisco on May 10. At UC Merced’s Grad Slam final round in April, Diep presented her dissertation research “To Clear or Not Clear: A Valley Fever...
April 16, 2019
UC Merced’s Graduate Division will host its Grad Slam competition on April 18 with graduate scholars presenting on topics ranging from Valley Fever immune response and antibiotic resistance to computer vision and mathematical methods for thermal collection. This year’s competition started in March...
November 28, 2018
Clinicians searching for a new way to identify Valley fever patients who will develop the disease’s worst symptoms will find hope in a new paper by UC Merced Professor Katrina Hoyer . A research project led by Hoyer and former UC Merced researcher Dan Davini, in collaboration with Madera’s Valley...
March 9, 2017
 By Stephanie Innes, Center for Health Journalism Collaborative Randy Ford had never heard of valley fever when he moved to Tucson from Salinas, Calif., with his dog, a reddish brown vizsla named Tyler. "A few days before Tyler died he was raising hell — chasing toys in...