Dr. Guy H. Palmer, Washington State University Regent's Professor of pathology and director of WSU's School for Global Animal Health, has been awarded $3.4 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The funding comes in the form of a highly competitive MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) Award through the NIH's Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. More Details
Dr. Douglas R. Call, associate professor in WSU's Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology department, is the first recipient of the Caroline Engle Distinguished Professor in Research on Infectious Diseases. Dr. Call's distinguished professorship will span four years.
"It's always an honor when colleagues recognize the value of our work," says Dr. Call, a molecular epidemiologist who specializes in antibiotic resistance research. "Our lab will use the awarded funds to conduct pilot studies and to support graduate education and recruitment."
Dr. Call is a nationally recognized scholar who, in addition to his work on antibiotic resistance, has an active research program in food and water-borne diseases and salmonid aquaculture. More Details
Dr. Terry McElwain, a professor of Pathology and Infectious Diseases in the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine (IOM). Election to this prestigious body is one of the highest honors for those in biomedical research and human health care. More
Dr. Richard M. DeBowes (DVM Illinois '79, MS WSU '82) was presented with the Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award on September 10, 2009. Dr. Richard DeBowes, professor and associate dean of veterinary development and external relations at Washington State University, received the Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award for his dedicated to promoting leadership in the veterinary profession. Dr. DeBowes envisioned, developed and delivered, the Veterinary Leadership Experience (VLE), a national program to promote leadership development in hundreds of veterinary students and faculty from across North America, Australia, the UK and Europe. He has also led the development of pilot programs on leadership in veterinary medicine in both Australia and Western Europe and has presented these programs to practice groups to advance the practice of team drive and relationship-centered care.
Dr. Debora Sellon, professor of equine medicine, and associate dean of the Graduate School at WSU, has been named to the board of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
Dr. David Prieur Receives the Dean's Team Player Award posted May 4, 2009
The DEAN'S TEAM PLAYER AWARD is "given to an individual who has worked tirelessly to help colleagues to become more productive." This year I chose one of our three department chairs -- by far the longest serving department chair -- to receive this award; David Prieur, Chairman of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology. This is a very successful department, and that success is in no small part due to Dr. Prieur's steady hand and advocacy all these years in making sure the departments needs were well met and that the faculty, staff, and students had the resources and systems in place to help them succeed. He has also tirelessly put forward his faculty and staff to make sure they receive the awards and recognition they deserve. Presented at the second annual Celebration of Excellence. See Dean's Blogfor more details.
Dr. Rick DeBowes receives the Veterinary Specialists in Private Practice (VSIPP) Spirit of Excellence Award for VLE.
Dr. Singh Dhillon receives the Pacific Ag and Poultry Association of the Pacific Northwest Poultry Scientist of the Year.
Dr. Bob Schneider receives the Johnson & Johnson Elastikon Award for Research from the Grayson Jockey Club
Instructors Earning Diplomate Status in 2009
Dr. Stacey Byers - ACVIM, Large Animal
Dr. Pilar LaFuente - ACVS, Small Animal
Dr. Goeff Orbell - ACVP
Dr. Mitch Powers - ACVS, Small Animal
Dr. Erick Spencer - ACVIM, Small Animal
Dr. Kathy Seino - ACVIM, Large Animal
Dr. Sarah Sampson - ACVS, Large Animal
Dr. Pilar LaFuente - ACVS, Small Animal
The Washington State University Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) celebrated the excellence of faculty, staff, and students at its 2008 - 2009 awards ceremony April 9 at the Lewis Alumni Centre. The Honors College Faculty Thesis Advisor of the Year Award was presented to:
Krzysztof Czaja, assistant professor in IPN who was nominated by Honors student Bo Herzog.
Rebecca Craft, professor in psychology & neuroscience graduate faculty member who was nominated by Honors student Brittany Navarre.
Guy Palmer, director of the School for Global Animal Health, and Regents Professor, who was nominated by Honors student Matt Grimes. details
The WSU Libraries Public Relations & Marketing Working Group is excited to announce the 2009 winner of the Library Excellence Award: Dr. Steven Hines of Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology. Nominated by Vicki Croft, Dr. Hines is a very strong supporter of the libraries between his collaborative participation with the Diagnostic Challenges program and the Animal Health Library and leadership roles within the AHL (formerly HSL). He has been active in participation with journal cancellation projects and to use Vicki's words: "Dr. Hines has contributed significantly to the Libraries by encouraging and promoting student library use and involvement in the library, and in making it a more pleasant and conducive place for veterinary and pharmacy students to study, collaborate and use library resources, both print and online." The Library Excellence Award ceremony will be Monday, April 27th from 2:30 - 4pm in the Terrell Atrium.
Dr. Wendy C. Brown, professor in veterinary microbiology and pathology, has been awarded the honor of delivering the Distinguished Faculty Address for 2009.
On the faculty since 1995, she and collaborators have developed the scientific basis for the eventual production of rationally designed and effective vaccines against diseases caused by protozoal and rickettsial infectious agents and have laid the foundation for extrapolation of these approaches to similar diseases of humans.
In 2007, Brown was named an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow for her distinguished contributions to understanding T-lymphocyte responses to obligate intracellular tick-borne protozoal and rickettsial pathogens yielding vaccine candidates and novel mechanisms used to modulate host immunity. Details
Dr. Terry F. McElwain, professor, veterinary microbiology and pathology and School for Global Animal Health, has received the 2008-09 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Outreach and Engagement. On WSU faculty since 1989, McElwain became director of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) in 1993. He played a vital role in the formation of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network and has reached out to international audiences, in part as the U.S. representative to the World Animal Health Organization. Award Details
Dr. Sue Ritter, professor, veterinary and comparative anatomy, pharmacology and physiology, has received the 2008 - 2009 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, Scholarship and Arts.
A part of the WSU faculty since 1974, she is working on research important to the understanding of several aspects of human health, including obesity and diabetes.
She has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health for 31 of her 34 years at WSU, including a U56 grant. Award Details
Dr. Clive Gay, professor emeritus of veterinary clinical sciences, has received the 2009 Washington State University Emeritus Society Excellence Award for outstanding contributions while in retirement to academia, the university, the community and mankind. Details