Clinic director will evaluate needle exchange

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Clinic director will evaluate needle exchange

Dr. Marc Lasher, medical director of the Fresno Free Medical Clinic, will discuss “Harm Reduction and Needle Exchange” in Fresno County at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at California State University, Fresno as part of the College of Health and Human Services Interdisciplinary Distinguished Scholar Lecture.

The lecture, which is free, will be in the Alice Peters Auditorium of the University Business Center. A reception will follow the speech.

Lasher, a Fresno State alumnus, is a community activist who has worked to enhance access to health care for the most vulnerable populations in Fresno County. He also is in in general practice at the Chinatown Family Medicine and Midwifery Medical Office, clinical physician at the Aegis-Fresno methadone clinic and clinical instructor for the Family and Community Medicine Residency Program at UCSF-Fresno.

He has been recognized by Temple Beth Israel, the Fresno-Madera Medical Society and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for his community service efforts.

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work and a teaching credential from Fresno State. He earned a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

Parking restrictions will be relaxed in the University Business Center lot and Parking Lot A during the program.

For more information, call 559.278.4004.