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Valley fever pioneer remembered Saturday not only for his great contributions to treating the little-known disease, but for his deep love of people and humanity toward everyone he met.

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Politico Pro needs a new health care reporter with experience covering national health care policy and politics at the professional level.

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Roberta Lee, M. D., is the vice chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine for the Center for Health and Healing at Beth Israel's Continuum Center for Health and Healing in New York City. Previously, she served a seven-year stint as the medical director. In addition, she has a clinical practice in internal and integrative medicine. For the last five years, she has traveled regularly to Micronesia as the ethnomedical specialist in an interdisciplinary team of biologists, ethnobotanists, ecologists and conservationists. Her focus has been the traditional uses of kava.

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Mike Buono is a professor of exercise and nutritional sciences at SDSU. A systemic human physiologist, Buono uses exercise and environmental perturbations to explain physiological control systems in humans. Over the past 20 years, he has published more than 60 papers in the American Journal of Physiology, European Journal of Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Thermal Biology, Physical Therapy and other journals. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in animal physiology in 1982.

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Adela de la Torre, director and professor of the Chicana/o Studies Program, studies health care access and finance issues that affect the Latino community as well as border health issues. From 1996 to 2002, De la Torre was director of the Mexican American Studies and Research Center at the University of Arizona, where she developed and directed the Border Academy, a summer institute that explored issues unique to the U.S.-Mexico border. An economist, De la Torre is the author of "Sana, Sana: Mexican Americans and Health" and "Moving from the Margins: A Chicana's View of Public Policy."

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