College of Veterinary Medicine

Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health

Message from the Director

Guy Palmer
Allen School Director, Dr. Guy Palmer,

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 difference 
To lend your support to these very important projects, consider a gift to the Allen School
I wish each of you all the joy of the holidays and the very best for the New Year.
Guy Palmer
The Creighton Endowed Chair and Director of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health

Last Edited: Nov 23, 2011 3:12 PM   

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