Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture associate professor Jacob Leachman, who established the Hydrogen Properties for
Energy Research laboratory at WSU, received the Cryogenic Society of America’s Roger W. Boom award. The honor is given every other year to professionals under the
age of 40 who show promise in making significant contributions in cryogenic engineering and applied superconductivity.
Debra Buchwald, professor in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and director of the
Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), is leading the establishment of the Native Alzheimer’s
Disease-Related Resource Center in Minority Aging. The center will be a collaboration between WSU, the University of Colorado Denver, and Stanford, and is funded by a $2.8 million
grant from the National Institute on Aging.
WSU faculty members Michael Skinner and Larry Holder are teaming up on a grant-funded project that will use machine learning to help develop
predictive epigenetic biomarkers. The $3 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation will fund research that could ultimately help researchers anticipate and prevent diseases.
Skinner is a biologist in the College of Arts and Sciences, while Holder is a professor in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.