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Lyme Disease Awareness Webinar

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Join Center Directors, John Aucott, MD, and Mark Soloski, PhD, for an update on Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.

Find out what you need to know about Lyme disease and tick-borne illness to help keep you and your loved ones safe while enjoying the outdoors.

Learn what to do if bitten by a tick, how to recognize a Lyme disease rash, and how innovative research is addressing this growing epidemic.

You will not want to miss this informative and timely webinar with Dr. Aucott and Dr. Soloski.

May 30, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Speakers

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John Aucott, MD
Director, Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center
John Aucott, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center. He has been involved in care of patients and research in Lyme disease since joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1996. Dr. Aucott’s research is focused on discovering better diagnostic and prognostic tests for Lyme disease and the development of new treatment strategies for patients with chronic symptoms. He is the Principal Investigator for the SLICE studies, a research program that investigates the impact of Lyme disease on health outcomes and the human immune system. The biorepository of blood samples generated by the SLICE studies are a nationally recognized resource that has become the basis of groundbreaking collaborations studying the microbiology and immune pathophysiology of Lyme disease.
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Mark Soloski, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center
Mark Soloski, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Co-Director for Basic Research for the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center. Dr. Soloski joined the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty in 1983 and holds joint appointments in the School of Medicine’s Departments of Pathology and Molecular Biology and Genetics as well as the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Public Health. Dr. Soloski is interested in the role that infection plays in setting the stage for chronic immune mediated inflammatory diseases. His work includes investigating the human immune response to infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease. His efforts employ genomic, proteomic, and complex immune phenotyping approaches to understand how the immune system contributes to the symptoms and severity of human Lyme disease.