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Eco-epidemiology of Tick-Borne Diseases in the Southeast US

Presenter:  Dr. Richard Gerhold

Registration is required for this free event. Register here

Anyone who spends time outdoors in warm weather needs to be aware of diseases that can be transmitted by ticks. According to the CDC, tick-borne illnesses doubled in the U.S. between 2014 and 2016. Because ticks are so small, people might not even notice when they’ve been bitten by one.

Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning and the UT Arboretum Society will cosponsor Zoom program with Dr. Richard Gerhold, an assistant professor of parasitology in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences at UT’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gerhold holds a B.S. in wildlife science and a DVM from Purdue University, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in veterinary pathology from the University of Georgia. He completed a two-year National Science Foundation-funded post-doctoral fellowship at UT’s Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Department, researching Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.

Contact Michelle Campanis at or 865-483-7277 for questions or registration issues.

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Register here to receive your Zoom link. The program will be recorded so you may view it later if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Event