By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer
PULLMAN, Wash. – Five years ago this month, one of the first U.S. outbreaks of the H1N1 virus swept through the Washington State University campus, striking some 2,000 people. A WSU math and biology professor has used a trove of data gathered at the time to gain insight into how only a few infected people could launch the virus’s rapid spread across the university community.
PULLMAN – Douglas R. Call, associate professor in WSU’s Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology Department, is the first recipient of the Caroline Engle Distinguished Professor in Research on Infectious Diseases. Call’s distinguished professorship will span four years.
“It’s always an honor when colleagues recognize the value of our work,” said Call, a molecular epidemiologist who specializes in antibiotic resistance research. “Our lab will use the awarded funds to conduct pilot studies and to support graduate education and recruitment.”
Call is a nationally recognized scholar who, in addition to his work on antibiotic resistance, has an active research program … » More …