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  • National Goldwater Scholarship awarded to WSU junior Zachary Howard

      WSU Insider
  • Junior Zachary Howard Receives Goldwater Scholarship for 2018-19

    Congratulations to Zach Howard, Sammamish, Washington native, SMB STARS student working with College of Veterinary Medicine Allen School investigator Dr. Anders Omsland! Zach was awarded a prestigious 2018-19 national research award from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Zach is the latest entry in a growing list of SMB students who have won this competitive award over that last few years. As part of WSU’s Distinguished Scholars Program, SMB faculty member Mary Sanchez Lanier helps coach applicants, prepping their documents and helping them interview well. These awards are hallmarks of continued success for SMB training programs.

    Read more about Zach’s story by visiting:
     

    https://news.wsu.edu/announcement/wsu-junior-zachary-howard-receives-goldwater-scholarship-2018-19/

  • Students Shine at SURCA 2018

    Students Shine at SURCA 2018

    During the recent 2018 Student Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts (SURCA) exposition, many SMB students and SMB labs were well represented.  Award winners included:

    • Grace Carrell, Crimson Award, working with SMB mentor Alan Goodman
    • Pierce Claassen, Gray Award, working with SMB mentors Amanda Brinkworth and Rey Carabeo
    • Gerardo Herrera Birrueta, Gray Award, working with SMB mentor Wipawee Winuthayanon
    • Zachary Howard (SMB STARS), Gray Award, working with CVM mentor Anders Omsland

    Full list of award winners: https://surca.wsu.edu/past-surca/awards-2018/
    SURCA Information:  https://SURCA.wsu.edu

    SURCA Event

    Winners from SURCA 2018

    Winners from SURCA 2018

  • WSU Raptor Club wants to protect birds of prey

    KXLY.com
  • 2018 Woman of Distinction: Saving animal lives every day

    2018 Woman of Distinction: Saving animal lives every day


    Katrina Mealey is the Richard L. Ott Endowed Chair in Small Animal Medicine and Research at WSU, the founding director of PrIMe (Program in Individualized Medicine for animals), a National Academy of Inventors member, and global expert in veterinary pharmacogenetics.  WSU Insider
  • WSU elk hoof disease research candidate speaks at SPSCC April 12

    CONTACT: Charlie Powell, 509-335-7073 or charlie_powell@wsu.edu

    Elk HerdPULLMAN, Washington State University is bringing the fourth of five candidates for a new position as elk hoof disease research leader to Olympia for a public presentation on Thursday, April 12.

    The presentation is set for 9 a.m. in the South Puget Sound Community College Lecture Hall, Room 105, 2011 Mottman Rd. SW, in Olympia.  The Lecture Hall building is designated as #26 on the SPSCC Olympia Campus map that shows limited parking availability.

    The map is available at https://spscc.edu/sites/default/files/imce/about/maps/SPSCC-Campus-Map.pdf .

    The candidate, Xavier F. Aguilar, earned his DVM degree in 2009 from Universitat de Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 2017, at the same institution. His research interests are in the ecology of infectious diseases in wildlife and their interactions with both livestock and human health. He currently is a member of the Servei d’Ecopathologia de Fauna Salvatge which conducts research on infectious diseases of hoofed wildlife.

    Dr. Aguilar’s talk is entitled, “Integrative approaches to understanding elk hoof disease.” Following his presentation, there will be time for a public question and answer period as well as an opportunity to speak with the candidate.

    In 2017, the Washington legislature passed and funded legislation designating WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine as the lead organization for finding potential solutions for elk hoof disease. The disease can cause profound lameness, sloughing of the hooves, and eventually death of affected animals. Nearly $1.52 million was provided to the college for establishing the new program.
     
    The research program will involve collaboration with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the Washington Department of Agriculture, Native American tribes and other national and international agencies that can lend expertise and field activities relative to elk ecology and well-being.
  • WSU veterinary students unite, raise suicide awareness

    Study shows veterinary students more likely to have suicidal thoughts than rest of U.S. adult population

    Moscow-Pullman Daily News
  • WSU, veterinary clinics working to end rabies worldwide

    WSU, veterinary clinics working to end rabies worldwide

    Every time a dog comes in for a rabies vaccination at the Lien Animal Clinic in West Seattle, the clinic donates $1 to the WSU Canine Rabies Vaccination Program to help end rabies around the globe.

    “Many people don’t know much about rabies because it is not a big problem in the United States,” says clinic co-owner and WSU alumna, Dr. Beth Fritzler (’91 DVM). “But it is a serious disease.”

    WSU Insider
  • Dog’s Best Friend

    WSU Foundation
  • Idaho County Sheriff says wounded puppy was not shot

    Moscow Pullman Daily News
  • Tips for running with your dog in Spokane

    Spokesman Review
  • Ahlers Wins GPSA Research Exposition

    Ahlers Wins GPSA Research Exposition

    Laura Ahlers, doctoral candidate in the laboratory of SMB investigator Dr. Alan Goodman, won first place in the Medical and Life Sciences Division for poster presentations during WSU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association’s 2018 Research Exposition held March 29. Laura studies the innate immune responses to viruses, such as West Nile Virus using a Drosophila model system.

    Congratulations Laura!

    https://gpsa.wsu.edu/our-programs/research-expo-scholarship-competition/

    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcimb.2018.00096/abstract

    https://www.goodmanlab.com/about

  • 3 Minute Thesis Winner: Naomi Wallace, Neuroscience Graduate Student

    Naomi Wallace, Neuroscience Ph.D. candidate, won the university-wide 3 Minute Thesis competition. For more information, see the 3 Minute Thesis website: https://3mt.wsu.edu/ 
  • WSU ELK HOOF DISEASE RESEARCH CANDIDATE SPEAKS AT SPCC March 29

    CONTACT: Charlie Powell, 509-335-7073 or charlie_powell@wsu.edu

    Elk HerdPULLMAN, Wash -
    Washington State University is bringing the third of five candidates for a new position as elk hoof disease research leader to Olympia for a public presentation on Thursday, Mar. 29.

    The presentation is set for 9 a.m. in the South Puget Sound Community College Lecture Hall, Room 105, 2011 Mottman Rd. SW, in Olympia.  The Lecture Hall building is designated as #26 on the SPSCC Olympia Campus map that shows limited parking availability.  

    The map is available at https://spscc.edu/sites/default/files/imce/about/maps/SPSCC-Campus-Map.pdf .

    The candidate, David S. Miller, is currently a contract wildlife veterinarian, the principle veterinarian for Azura Consulting, and is a consultant and auditor for the Scientific Advisory Committee, Zoos and Aquariums, for the American Humane Association. He earned a doctorate in clinical sciences from Colorado State University in 2010 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1992.  Dr. Miller is also double board-certified in zoological medicine and animal welfare.

    Dr. Miller’s talk is entitled, “Elk Hoof Disease: Navigating Biological and Sociological Complexities.”  Following his presentation, there will be time for a public question and answer period as well as an opportunity to speak with the candidate.

    In 2017, the Washington legislature passed and funded legislation designating WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine as the lead organization for finding potential solutions for elk hoof disease.  The disease can cause profound lameness, sloughing of the hooves, and eventually death of affected animals. Nearly $1.52 million was provided to the college for establishing the new program.

    The research program will involve collaboration with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the Washington Department of Agriculture, Native American tribes and other national and international agencies that can lend expertise and field activities relative to elk ecology and well-being.

  • Dr. Haseltine featured in Leading Edge Voices of the scientific journal Cell

    SMB investigator Cynthia Haseltine was featured in the Leading Edge Voices of theMarch 8, 2018 issue of Cell, discussing novel protein functions discovered when Archea proteins are compared to other microbes. Cell
  • Solving world hunger, one cow at a time

    SMB Professor and Director of the Center for Reproductive Biology Dr. Jon Oatley was recently featured in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.  Dr. Oatley’s efforts to boost food production through genetic manipulation of cattle breeding strains is basic research addressing a global challenge.

    Moscow-Pullman Daily News
  • Washington rabbit owners - be aware of deadly rabbit virus reported in British Columbia

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  • Washington State Cougars Of The Desert Fund Scholarships

    https://www.desertsun.com/story/life/2018/03/17/washington-state-cougars-desert-fund-scholarships/426434002/ Desert Sun
  • Pursuing sustainable, creative living

    Billie Weston didn't plan to end up working in a print shop, but she loves it. Moscow Pullman Daily News
  • WSU ranked number one in USDA research, development expenditures

    Washington State University tops the list of U.S. Department of Agriculture research and development expenditures, according to the most recent figures available. WSU News Office of Research
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