WSU faculty in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health oversee a rabies eradication program in East Africa that is aiming to wipe out the deadly disease, and provides a model for controlling other diseases. WSU Regents Professor Guy Palmer has led efforts to immunize more than one million animals, and the ultimate goal is to eliminate the disease by the year 2030. Read more about WSU’s role in eradicating rabies.
Students and faculty from WSU helped to fight iron deficiency among people in rural Guatemala during a 10-day project in May. Kathy Beerman, a WSU professor in the School of Biological Sciences, led students from the Murrow College of Communication in assessing the effectiveness of a health project designed to increase iron levels. The medical service project was conducted in collaboration with Hearts in Motion, a nonprofit organization. Read more about the hands-on volunteer project.
Three WSU College of Pharmacy students brought home the top prize for their research project proposal at the national Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition in Florida. Kimberly Paulson, Shauna Leggett and Megan Baker took fourth place among 18 teams in the overall competition, but their proposal was awarded first, and earned the College a valuable piece of compounding lab equipment known as a Mazerustar, a specialized electronic prescription mixer.