Message from the Director
I am delighted to share with you the Allen School's progress in our mission
to improve public health and human opportunity for animal dependent families and
communities worldwide. While our new building is the most visible sign, our
impact can be seen throughout Washington and in communities around the world.
We have made a difference locally through our research on the control of
digestive diseases such as E. coli and Salmonella, and globally by working to
control newly emerging and endemic infections.
I encourage you to follow the exciting investigations of two of our top
scientists. Dr. Hector Aguilar's research on the emerging Nipah virus infection
(the microbial protagonist of the recent film "Contagion") and Dr. Doug Call's
work to understand and block the global spread of antibiotic resistance are
highlighted in this year's end update.
Our global efforts would not be possible without the tremendous private support
we have received from more than 350 donors to date. Your support has made
possible continued prevention of rabies transmission to children, strengthened
training of young scientists in laboratory medicine, and launched a unique
program that brings together the UW School of Medicine and WSU.
We look forward to providing new international opportunities for our WSU
students, broadening our global reach into those regions of Africa, Asia, and
the Americas where we are needed most, and ensuring that we lead in the
discovery, development, and implementation of disease control. On behalf of the
faculty, staff, and students, I both thank you for your continued support and
pledge that we will strive every day to ensure your commitment makes a
To lend your support to these very important projects, consider a
gift to the Allen
I wish each of you all the joy of the holidays and the very best for the New
The Creighton Endowed Chair and Director of the Paul G. Allen School for Global