Montana Tech's Dr. Amy Kuenzi to Present at Conference

04/03/2019

Dr. Amy Kuenzi Montana Tech’s Dr. Amy Kuenzi has been invited to present at the Diné College Hantavirus Conference on the Tsaile Campus of the College in Tsaile, Arizona, on Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9, 2019.

Diné College is the first tribally controlled and accredited collegiate institution in the United States.

Dr. Amy Kuenzi is a professor and department head in the Biological Sciences Department at Montana Tech. Her research focuses on the ecology of small mammals, climate, trophic interactions, and Sin Nombre virus in North America. She tackles disease transmission and environmental health from an ecosystem approach, with humans being a component of ecosystems. Her research has both fundamental and applied outcomes and involves a combination of field and laboratory work.

In partnership with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, the Hantavirus Conference at Diné College will feature invited speakers presenting on the latest science on hantavirus; political and spiritual leaders from the Nation; late-breaking news on prevention and treatment of hantavirus disease; and break-out sessions on Day 2 focusing in greater detail on clinical and epidemiologic aspects of hantavirus, with specific content for health care providers. The Conference will also have presentations on other diseases of concern on Navajo Nation, including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF)

Members of the public are welcome to attend the two-day event. The College and Navajo Epidemiology Center are partnering together to present the Conference, with input from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)