Students and faculty from the College of Veterinary Medicine
and the College of Nursing served nearly 100 low-income patients and their pets at the inaugural
Healthy People + Healthy Pets clinic last month. Eight veterinary
medicine students, two technicians, and two doctors from Pullman served at the free clinic in Spokane while 10 nursing students
and two nursing faculty members volunteered at the clinic, which was
organized by Gail Oneal and Raelynn Farnsworth.
Mona Ghandi, assistant professor of architecture in the School of Design
and Construction in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, was awarded the
Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise. The prize recognizes young
immigrants who demonstrate exceptional promise in their careers, and includes a $50,000 cash award. Ghandi joined the WSU
faculty in 2016, and her research focuses on data-driven design.
Researchers in the College of Medicine are looking at
the regulatory regions involved in learning that are strongly associated with autism
in an effort to identify the genetic components of the disorder, and eventually improve the diagnosis and treatments
of autism. John Koberstein was the principle investigator and Lucia Peixoto was a key contributor to the paper, which
was published in the January issue of Science Signaling.