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FVCC Honors Symposium Lecture Series: “Predicting Outbreaks and the Myth of Sisyphus”
March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium offers FVCC students and members of the community six opportunities in February and March to hear experts address various topics that support this year’s theme, “The Way Forward Why Change is Inevitable.” The college brings these free lectures to the community to provide credible and substantive information on important topics of public interest.
The 2017 Honors Symposium is funded in part by the Kalispell branch of the American Association of University Women and the Theodore Chase Endowment Fund. We welcome donations to this fund. Your contribution will ensure the future for innovative honors lectures, programs and activities at FVCC.
Dr. Marshall Bloom, M.D. – Associate Director of the Division of Intramural Research Rocky Mountain Laboratories – Hamilton, MT
A recognized expert on the pathogenesis of tick-borne flaviviruses, persistent infections and parvoviruses, Dr. Marshall E. Bloom, M.D. serves as chief of the biology of vector-borne viruses section in the Laboratory of Virology and is the associate director for scientific management at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana. RML is a part of the Division of Intramural Research of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bloom graduated from Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in classics in 1967, and he earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1971.
Dr. Bloom is the author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters and is the recipient of many honors and awards. Dr. Bloom sits on the editorial board of Virology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, American Society of Microbiology, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and the American Society for Virology.
As associate director, Dr. Bloom played a major role in design, construction and staffing of the RML Integrated Research Facility, which houses NIAID’s first Biosafety Level 4 research program. He is considered an authority on biosafety, biocontainment and management of high containment laboratory research programs.