Bin Yang, an associate professor of biological systems
engineering at WSU Tri‑Cities, was selected for the Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award. Yang is one of
just 40 Fulbright grant winners to be selected for the prestigious Chair Award. He will serve for
six months through the Fulbright program at Aalton University in Finland, beginning in August.
Julie Akers, clinical assistant professor in the
College of Pharmacy, was honored with the Good Government Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award from
the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Akers was recognized for actively contributing to the community through
involvement in the political process. She will be honored at the APhA Annual Meeting in Seattle in March.
Guy Palmer, Regents Professor of Pathology and
Infectious Diseases and The Jan and Jack Creighton Endowed Chair and senior director of Global Health,
received the Excellence in Research Award from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).
Palmer will be formally honored at the AAVMC Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.