PULLMAN, Wash. – Guy Palmer, director of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). He is a WSU Regents professor and holds the school’s Creighton Chair.
 
CUGH is dedicated to creating balance in resources and in the exchange of students and faculty between institutions in rich and poor countries. It recognizes the importance of equal partnership in the planning, implementation, management and impact evaluation of defined global health projects. 
 
Palmer, who also is a member of the Board on Global Health at the Institute of Medicine, joins the CUGH board along with two other new directors: Lawrence Gostin, the Linda D. and Timothy J. O’Neil Professor of Global Health Law at Georgetown University, and Rebecca Rae Richards-Kortum, the Stanley C. Moore Professor and Chair of Bioengineering at Rice University.
 
The CUGH board is chaired by Haile Debas, the Maurice Galante Distinguished Professor of Surgery at the University of California-San Francisco and director of the University of California System Global Health Institute.