A One Health approach to investigating vector-borne diseases
Thursday, December 13
Dr. Michael E. von Fricken is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Global and Community Health at George Mason University. His research interests include vector-borne disease surveillance, control, and pathogen discovery. He has ongoing projects in Kenya, Mongolia, and Haiti focusing specifically on emerging pathogens transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks, and has conducted international training workshops on appropriate field methodology and data management for vector borne disease research. His work has had a direct impact guiding treatment policies of Rickettsial infections in Mongolia and the management of malaria in Haiti. He received his PhD from the University of Florida and completed his postdoctoral fellowship with Duke University, Division of Infectious Disease. He is now currently a Research Associate with the Smithsonian Institution, National Zoological Park, and holds a Visiting Scientist designation with the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Diagnostic Systems Division, based out of Fort Detrick, MD.

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Light snacks will be served. 
Cost is $10 for the evening ($5 for students).

If unable to attend in person, One Health Commission is sponsoring live webinar access. Please register here for access to this event.    
THURSDAY, December 13, 2018 (please note day of week change)
Social hour begins at 6PM, and introductions start at 6:45PM.  The webinar will start around 7PM EST.
There is a 50 person limit, so please RSVP by clicking the button to the right by Tuesday, December 11. Cost is $10 ($5 for students) to cover our operating costs.
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One Health Commission graciously allows us to have a webinar/remote option to listen to our speakers.
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One Health Opportunities
The University of Idaho is providing a Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day training course in June 2019.  See the link for more information!
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