Mar 17, 2017

Final Honors Symposium Lecture Features Expert on Infectious Disease Outbreaks

The final lecture in FVCC’s 2017 Honors Symposium will be March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Arts and Technology Building’s large community room. The lecture will feature a presentation by an expert on infectious disease outbreaks.

Dr. Marshall Bloom, M.D. is the associate director of the Division of Intramural Research at the National Health Institute’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton.  He is a recognized expert on the pathogenesis of tick-borne flaviviruses, persistent infections and parvoviruses. Dr. Bloom will provide an overview of outbreaks and discuss how scientists at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories are playing key roles in the study of emerging infectious diseases.

The theme of this year’s Honors Symposium is “The Way Forward: Why Change is Inevitable” and has featured a series of lectures exploring opportunities and challenges resulting from changes to the social and ecological landscapes. The lectures are free and open to the public.

The 2017 Honors Symposium is funded in part by the Kalispell branch of the American Association of University Women, FVCC Alumni and Friends and the Theodore Chase Endowment Fund.

For more information, visit or call event organizer Dr. Christina Relyea at 756-3946.