September, 2019

Bon Secours

Update on Developing More Effective Treatment for Persistent Lyme Disease
by Dr. Ying Zhang Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:00-9:00 PM

Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center
The Potel Room
1525 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104

Admission for this event is free, but RSVP is required here.

Dr. Ying Zhang is a Professor at Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research interests are focused on antibiotic resistance, bacterial persistence, and development of more effective treatments for persistent infections. Although much of his career is on M. tuberculosis, recently, he has been working on the challenging problem of persistent Lyme disease. His group developed a new high throughput assay which allowed identification of a range of FDA-approved drugs that have excellent activity against Borrelia burgdorferi persisters. This finding has generated considerable interest and may offer new opportunity to improve treatment of persistent Lyme. In collaboration with colleagues, he is interested to evaluate the promising candidate drugs in combinations in animal models and also in patients for more effective treatment of Lyme disease.

June, 2019

Bon Secours

Learning “From” Lyme: An Alternative Lens
Unique Perspectives & Practical Tools to Support Health and Healing
by Erin E. Mitchell, L.Ac., M.Ac., M.S.O.M.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:00-9:00 PM

Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center
The Potel Room
1525 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104

Admission for this event is free, but RSVP is required here.

Erin is the owner of BlueGreen Acupuncture & Bodywork, a holistic wellness center in Baltimore City. She is a licensed practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and earned two Masters degrees, one in Acupuncture and one in Oriental Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute), the first accredited Acupuncture school in the U.S. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Villanova University, where she majored in History and Women’s Studies with a Minor in Spanish and focus on African studies. She worked in the Financial Industry for ten years followed by a decade as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner. In addition to practicing in her holistic health center, she currently works with American Indian Tribes across the U.S. and Canada to address humanitarian and environmental issues that directly and harmfully impact Native peoples and all of us. She has worked with people diagnosed with Lyme and learned from Dr. Heiner Fruehauf who specializes in the treatment and prevention of chronic and recalcitrant diseases, such as Lyme.