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  • Learning From Healthy Bears

    Learning From Healthy Bears
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  • Dr. Robert Ritter Elected President of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB)

    IPN's Dr. Robert Ritter has been elected president of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) for the 2017-2018 term. 

  • SMB Graduate Student Estela Jauregui Wins Poster and Travel Awards

    Estela Jauregui, an SMB graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Griswold garnered the Burroughs Wellcome Trainee Travel Award to attend the Society for Study of Reproduction (SSR) 2016 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, July 16 – 20, 2016.  Her poster presentation abstract earned the 2016 Lalor Foundation Merit Award and will be finalist among poster presenters.  More information can be found at the SSR 2016 Annual Meeting website (

  • Konkel Garners $1.9M in NIH Funding for Five-year Study

    Congratulations to SMB Professor Dr. Mike Konkel for landing a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the way the pathogen Campylobacter jejuni infects intestinal cells leading to gastroenteritis. The Konkel lab discovered two proteins, termed CiaC and CiaD, that allows for bacterial-host cell invasion. Continued funded research will characterize how these proteins act on host-cell signaling pathways and ultimately cause disease.  Infection with Campylobacter is a leading cause of bacterial intestinal disease in both the US and other countries.  You can access Dr. Konkel’s SMB faculty page ( for more information on his research program.

  • Dr. Chelsey Slosar ('16 DVM) is a new veterinarian at The Animal Health Clinic in Blackfoot ID.

    Chelsey-Slosar Dr. Chelsey Slosar ('16 DVM) is a new veterinarian at The Animal Health Clinic in Blackfoot ID.
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  • WSU’s Pituitary Team: Leading the Nation in Pituitary Surgical Treatment

    Anna, a 10-year-old chestnut colored boxer with dark brown ears and a white patch on her chest, had always been a healthy and active dog.
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  • Shelter Training Better Prepares Veterinary Students

    Like many veterinary students in their final year of school, Kirsten Ronngren (’15 DVM) was eager to get more surgical experience before graduation. So when she got the opportunity to spend two weeks at Seattle Humane as one of her fourth-year rotations, she jumped at the chance.
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  • Two Neuroscience Graduate Students Receive Poncin Awards

    Two neuroscience graduate students, Philip Uribe and Axel Fenwick, have received the 2016 Poncin Scholarship awards. There were only four awards available to WSU students. Congratulations!

  • Graduate wins prestigious biomedical imaging award

    Congratulations to SMB alumna Adriana Lippy for garnering 2016 BioImage Award for Medical Education. After graduating from WSU, Adriana worked for Seattle non-profit research institute then studied medical illustration at the University of Dundee. Adriana is currently working at the Fred Hutchinson Institute while doing freelance illustration work.

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  • New advising award presented to John McNamara

    By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University animal sciences professor John McNamara is the inaugural recipient of the Jane Parker Award for Service to the WSU Advising Community, presented recently by WSU ACADA (Academic Advising Association).

    “This award is newly created to honor individuals who have been in the forefront of, and are strong supporters of, academic advising, and it is very fitting that the first Jane Parker award go to Dr. McNamara,” said Valorie Fisher, president of WSU ACADA.

    The award honors Jane Parker, a nationally recognized advising professional who retired in 2012 following 36 years at WSU. Throughout her career, she led advising programs, coordinated student peer advisors and worked with reinstated students. She became assistant director of the former Center for Advising and Career Development at WSU.

    “Jane championed the value and importance of advising to student success,” said Fisher.

    McNamara receives top honors

    Brooke Whiting, left, John McNamara, Jane Parker and Valorie Fisher.

    “The Jane Parker award is WSU ACADA’s top honor for contributions to advising at our university, and the executive committee voted unanimously to honor Dr. McNamara with this award,” said Brooke Whiting, chair of the group’s awards committee.

    “In his 33 years at WSU, he has been an award-winning teacher and a tireless advocate for excellence in advising of students,” Fisher said. “He is passionate about helping them reach their goals, and he often lifts them up and shows them where they could be with hard work and determination on the path to graduation.

    “Dr. McNamara has also been a leader for the advising community and conducted professional advising training for nearly two decades,” she said. “When WSU ACADA began in 2007, he served as the faculty representative.”

    McNamara is retiring from WSU. Just days after landing the Jane Parker award, he received another high honor: he was elected to be a fellow of the American Association of Animal Sciences. A fellow in the American Dairy Science Association since 2012, he is the ninth person to be a fellow in both professional societies, Whiting said.

    At WSU, he was one of the first recipients of excellence in research and advising awards from the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences and an early member of the WSU Teaching Academy.


    WSU ACADA is the primary organized group of professional and faculty advisors and student support personnel at WSU. It offers numerous workshops and trainings and facilitates relationships between mentors and mentees. Membership provides access to resources available from NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. Learn more at


  • Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan, (’95 DVM) is recognized as one of the top 15 most influential veterinarians.

    Tim Miller Morgan Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan, (’95 DVM) is recognized as one of the top 15 most influential veterinarians. 
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  • AAALAC International appoints Dr. Kathryn Bayne (’87 DVM) Executive Director

    AAALAC International appoints Dr. Kathryn Bayne Executive Director AAALAC International has appointed Kathryn Bayne (’87 DVM), MS, PhD, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, CAAB, as its new Executive Director. In this position, Dr. Bayne will serve as the chief executive of AAALAC International, headquartered in Frederick, Maryland.

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  • WSU researchers watch skin cells ‘walk’ to wounds

    Skin cells typically spend their entire existence in one place on your body. But Washington State University researchers have seen how the cells will alter the proteins holding them in place and move to repair a wound.
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  • Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health announces new director

    Professor Tom Kawula will be the new director of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University beginning Oct. 1.
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  • Dean H. Smith


    Dean H. Smith (DVM) - May 3, 2016

  • Kenneth Larson ('61 DVM) - April 24, 2016

    Kenneth Larson

    Kenneth Larson ('61 DVM) - April 24, 2016

  • Richard Kauk ('63 DVM) - January 7, 2016

    Richard-KaukRichard Kauk ('63 DVM) - January 7, 2016

  • James E. Perry ('61 DVM) - August 23, 2015

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    James E. Perry ('61 DVM) - August 23, 2015

  • Paul Klavano ('44 DVM) - June 10, 2015

    Dr. Paul KlavanoPaul Klavano ('44 DVM) - June 10, 2015

  • John W. Harrer ('60 DVM) - March 23, 2015

    John HarrerJohn W. Harrer ('60 DVM) - March 23, 2015

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