Skip to content

Universities Seek Public Input During 'Valley Fever Research Day'

November 5, 2013

This Saturday, community members are invited to attend Valley Fever Research Day at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research. The event is an opportunity for researchers from UCSF Fresno, UC Merced, and Fresno State to connect with community members who have been impacted by the disease.

“The goal is to help us as researchers understand more about valley fever, and about the impact on people’s lives, and to form partnerships to make changes, and address issues to improve people’s lives,” says Paul Brown, director of the Health Sciences Research Institute at UC Merced.

Brown says community input could shape research into the disease.

“Change has to be made in partnership with communities, not from above,” he says.

View the full feature on the Valley Public Radio site.

Photo courtesy of UCSF Fresno.