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Oct. 6: Special meeting of Global Animal Health – Tanzania Board of Directors
October 4, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Board of Directors of Global Animal Health – Tanzania (GAH-T), a nonprofit corporation affiliated with Washington State University, will hold a special meeting beginning 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6., in the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health Building, Room 201 in Pullman.

Rabies: Disease in the shadows recognized Sunday
September 25, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News 

dogPULLMAN, WASH. – It is a disease spread by a virus that strikes mostly in faraway places. Without quick treatment, an infection delivers agonizing symptoms leading to death.

Rock Doc column: Fighting a sly, crippling disease
November 5, 2013

E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

Peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Normally, when a bacterium invades your body, it is surrounded and engulfed by a white blood cell. At least that’s what we were taught in high school biology. If all goes well, the white blood cell kills the bacterium and the infection is over: case closed.

Brucellosis microbe infects, performs like giant
September 16, 2013

Jean Celli, WSU microbiologist

WSU microbiologist Jean Celli probes the secrets of how brucella bacteria spread inside the body. (Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services)

PULLMAN – Brucellosis, Malta fever, Bang’s disease, undulant fever – all names for one infectious disease that stalks animals and humans worldwide, and yet it’s been understudied.
But that may be about to change.

Preparing to monitor swine flu outbreak
April 28, 2009

PULLMAN — A vital part of the mission of WSU’s School for Global Animal Health is to conduct heightened surveillance for diseases that occur at the interface of humans and animals. As a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, Washington’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory has prepared for heightened surveillance and testing during the current outbreak of swine influenza.


“Our laboratory is ready to conduct heightened surveillance for the human H1N1, the so-called swine flu virus, if it occurs in animals,” said Terry McElwain a professor in the  School for Global Animal Heath and executive director of the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. “As part … » More …

Groundwork laidfor world impact
March 27, 2008

Somewhere in rural Africa, cows are dying from a tick-borne disease. Not only does the loss mean hunger, increased labor and further poverty for farm families, but their children are compelled to work and can no longer attend school.


Guy Palmer, director of the newly established WSU School for Global Animal Health (SGAH), hopes to prevent such diseases by producing inexpensive vaccines that would not only help save the cattle but lead to improvements in human health and well-being.


His efforts are but one example of the goals under SGAH’s overarching mission to provide innovative solutions to global infectious disease challenges at the … » More …

Graduate research efforts share $1.5 M
December 4, 2007



PULLMAN – The WSU Graduate School, using funds from an anonymous private donor, will provide $1.5 million over a five-year period to programs in veterinary medicine (School of Global Animal Health), molecular plant sciences and engineering science (Laboratory for Atmospheric Research).

“We are investing in proven excellence for one explicit purpose to foster a new type of graduate education model that will lead the world,” said Howard Grimes, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School.

President Elson S. Floyd said, “Taking a great program and making it truly exceptional is a challenge. By facing … » More …

Supplemental budget request itemized
October 2, 2007

Following is an overview of the WSU Supplemental Budget Request for 2008, approved Sept. 28 by the WSU Board of Regents.

Operating Budget

• Under funding of salary increases               $1,388,000
The 2007 Legislature mandated special salary increases for state employees.  Systems or formatting problems with our data caused many of our job titles for bargaining unit, civil service and other employees to be excluded from or miscalculated by the new OFM salary model and subsequently  underfunded. The total cost of these increases is $1,388,000.   Several of the miscalculations were identified during the legislative session and discussed at that time with legislative and OFM … » More …