Valley Fever Institute

Seeking Volunteers for a Valley Fever Research Study

  • Adults newly diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia (CAP), or CAP and Valley Fever who meet the study criteria may inquire about this observational research study.
  • The study looks to record the incidence, treatment predictors and population of those affected with Valley Fever.
  • This is a National Institute of Health (NIH) study over multiple institutions, in areas where the Valley Fever fungus is known to be common.
  • Data collected from participants during this study has the potential to create an improved treatment course for individuals affected with Valley Fever

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are 14 years or older
  • Have been diagnosed with pneumonia within the last 28 days


  • Have been diagnosed with pneumonia AND Valley Fever within the last 14 days
  • Contact the study phone number at 661.706.6748

What is involved?

  • Sharing of medical records.
  • Receiving routine blood draw testing for valley fever markers.
  • Follow-up clinic visits, questionnaires, blood draws and phone calls for up to a 2 year period.
  • For study care and visits, participants will be registered as research patient at Kern Medical; so that study care is at no cost to participants.

Qualifying participants will receive up to $650 to assist with the cost of travel & time.

If you would like more information about this study, please call (661) 706-6748 and a study team member will return your call as soon as possible.

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