Other Distinguished Faculty Awards
Other Distinguished Faculty Awards 2012
Drs. Richard DeBowes and Kathy Ruby received the 2012 Best Educational Innovation Award for Veterinary Leadership Experience at the Banfield Industry Summit in Portland. Rick DeBowes, DVM, MS, DACVS, is the director of the Professional Life Skills Development Program and teaches veterinary students about leadership and communication. Details
Guy H. Palmer, director of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, was named president of the 186-member Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS). WSAS provides expert scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policy making and works to increase the role andvisibility of science in the state.
Charles Leathers was presented with the Harold W. Casey Award at the CL Davis Foundation reception on December 3 in Seattle. The Charles L. Davis Foundation is a publicly-supported foundation that is dedicated to the formal and informal study, and the teaching and practice of veterinary and comparative pathology. Each year the CL Davis Foundation honors one veterinary pathologist with its Harold W. Casey Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology.
Mushtaq Memon to receive a 2012 VEGA Alliance Service Award. Dr. Mustaq Memon was recruited in June 2010 for a short term volunteer assignment through ACDI/VOCA's Farmer to Farmer program to train host organizations on general farm veterinary practices and their beneficiaries on general livestock veterinary issues. Dr. Memon assisted Lebanon University in improving and expanding their existing small veterinary curriculum, and provided guidance on future veterinary program development. His recommendations included securing funding to expand the teaching and research center, and allowing for greater practical experience for the students.
Don Knowles will be inducted in December into the Agricultural Research Service (of USDA) Science Hall of Fame. Don was selected "For innovative scientific leadership and research to solve serious problems in infectious animal diseases, creation of sustained research partnerships, and training of future agricultural scientists." www.ars.usda.gov/careers/hof/index.htm
Julie Stanton, School of Molecular Bioscience, is 1 of 20 exemplary biologists chosen to participate in the Research Residency of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Biology Scholars Program funded by the National Science Foundation. The program seeks to improve undergraduate biology education based on evidence of student learning. Details