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Kern Medical receives $3 million dollars for the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical

The Importance of the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical: 

We are delighted to be receiving $3 million dollars for the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical from the State of California.  After decades of caring for Valley Fever patients, the Valley Fever Institute will now have the funding needed to proactively expand our efforts and aggressively tackle ways to better treat, prevent and cure Valley Fever.

This funding will be the catalyst to expand the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical.  We will now be able to continue our mission to increase education & awareness for the public, patients and health care providers; provide the best patient care available and promote research that includes epidemiology, clinical drug development, prevention, immunology and immunizations.
Countless patients and families will benefit from this funding to support the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical.  We are grateful to both Senator Fuller and Assemblyman Fong for championing this critical funding that will remain right here in Kern County benefiting our local community and beyond.  Senator Jean Fuller has been tireless in her commitment to helping patients suffering from Valley Fever and persists as an advocate for Valley Fever awareness.  Assemblyman Vince Fong continues to be instrumental in his support of Kern Medical and continues to be focused on improving the health of our community.  We would also like to thank Assemblyman Rudy Salas for coauthoring the request and for his efforts to combat Valley Fever.

– Russell V. Judd, CEO, Kern Medical

Additional Information:  The Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical is located in the epicenter of Valley Fever cases and in the heart of California.  The funding will be instrumental in building a foundation to increase patient care, expand research efforts and share research throughout all areas of the State of California.

Miranda Whitworth

Manager of Communication and Public Relations

Kern Medical