Announcements

Valley Fever Story on NBC News

A story about a Valley fever survivor and current progress on a vaccine was featured on NBC News! You can read the article HERE.

CSG Meeting Registration Now Live!

Registration for this year's Cocci Study Group meeting is now live! Please visit here to register. For more information about the meeting, you can view the flyer, or visit the CSG website.

NASEM Workshop Videos Now Available

The presentations from the National Academies' event on Valley Fever are now available for viewing! You can watch all the presentations HERE.

VFCE Members

The VFCE has a new members initiative! If you work with or study cocci and are interested in working with our center on new research and future projects, please visit our new page to apply for membership and learn about this program.

Cocci Study Group 2023

The VFCE is hosting this next year's Cocci Study Group at the University of Arizona on March 30-April 1, 2023. For more information about this meeting please visit our webpage, or the CSG home site.

Valley Fever Collaborative Page Now Live

You can now visit our new Valley Fever Collaborative page for info about what this group is doing across Arizona to combat the spread of Valley fever. If you are interested in joining the VFC, please fill out the application form.

3rd Quarter Message from the Director Now Live

You can now read this quarters Message from the Director, written by Dr. Galgiani about our upcoming Valley Fever Awareness Week events and recent discoveries made within our center.

Dr. John Galgiani Wins Inaugural UArizona Director’s Award

John Galgiani, MD, director of the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence and professor in the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Director’s Award and one of 25 faculty members singled out for excellence in teaching, scholarship and outreach. Read the full article about this accomplishment HERE.

2nd Quarter Message from the Director is now live

Dr. Galgiani's second quarter message about The Arizona Board of Regents' gift to UArizona, NAU, and ASU to address the environmental impact Valley fever has in our state. You can read the full message HERE.

Valley Fever Collaborative Awarded $3.1M in Research Funds

The Arizona Board of Regents earmarked $3.1 million from the state’s Technology and Research Initiative Fund to support new research into Valley fever detection technology, genomics and seasonal outbreak patterns. This grant will allow UArizona, NAU, and ASU to work togehter to learn more about the environmental markers of Valley fever and find a solution to this longstanding problem. Read more about the grant HERE.

Cocci Study Group 2022

The 66th Annual Cocci Study Group Meeting will take place on April 8-9, 2022 in Bakersfield, California. Abstract submissions are now closed for the event. For more information you can check the Cocci Study Group page on our website, or the main Cocci Study Group website.

1st Quarter Message from the Director

The 1st Quarter Message from the Director is now live on our website. This message is a transcript of an editorial that Dr. Galgiani published in Arizona Republic. You can access it HERE.

"Danger in the Dust" Podcast Series

KOLD News 13 has released a new podcast series about Valley fever called "Danger in the Dust". The episodes include interviews from our researchers at the VFCE, where they explain their involvement with Valley fever. You can listen the the series on any podcast streaming site, or visit HERE.

3rd Quarter Message from the Director Posted

You can now access this quarter's message from the director, which discusses various public health strategies that help in fighting Valley fever. You can access it HERE.

2021 Valley Fever Poster Contest Begins Now!

The AZDHS Valley Fever Poster Contest is now live until Novmeber 17th. We are always so excited when we partner with the health department for this event and we love seeing everyone's submissions! Visit their website for more info about submissions HERE.

Cocci Publication in Scientific American

Scientific American recently released a new publication about fungal diseases, including Valley fever. It gives a deep dive into fungal diseases and their relation to COVID-19, and shows the potential outlook for the coming years. You can read the article HERE.

CSG Recordings Posted

The recordings of the 2021 Cocci Study Group meeting on April 16-17th are now available HERE.

Valley Fever Awareness Week Webinars

We are so appreciative of everyone who attended our events and supported our center during Valley Fever Awareness Week! If you missed any of the webinars, you can access them HERE. The attendee contact information for the Cocci Collaborative Roundtable can be found HERE.

Valley Fever Awareness Week 2020 Proclamation

We are so excited that Valley Fever Awareness Week is here! Take a look at Governor Doug Ducey's 2020 Proclamation for Valley Fever Awareness Week here.

New Valley Fever Report from Arizona State University

This new report explains the financial costs to valley fever patients in the state of Arizona. The article describes the direct costs, such as doctor visits, treatment programs, and diagnostic procedures, as well as indirect costs from the loss of potential income once diagnosed with valley fever. It also touches on the differences of costs depending on manifestations of valley fever.
TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE, CLICK HERE

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