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  • Rachel Clark standing in the middle of about 3 dozen children A Veterinary Couple’s Commitment to End Rabies

    John and Rachel Clark are driven to prevent rabies in Africa, a disease that kills tens of thousands of children worldwide each year. So driven, in fact, for the past two years they have packed up their now 4- and 8-year-old children to host canine rabies vaccination clinics in Malawi, East Africa, where John was born and raised.

    “I saw an article about Rabies Free Africa in the HuffPost featuring Dr. Guy Palmer,” says John. “I sent a note to Rachel that said, ‘This is what I want to do!’”

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  • Bryan Slinker in Marsabit Kenya with camels Working together so Kenyans can help Kenyans

    When Paul Allen visited East Africa, he saw how people’s daily lives could be improved and the desire for local institutions to better serve people in need. His experience motivated his generosity, and today the reach of his namesake Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and its service to people has expanded even more than its founders could have imagined.

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  • Image of Zika team, Mombasa City Hospital Allen School Working with Local Hospitals to Study the Zika Virus

    Walking into a public hospital on the southern edge of Mombasa, Kenya, around eight o’clock in the morning, there were already 10–15 pregnant women, most with children in tow, sitting on benches outside the clinic waiting to be seen by a health care worker for prenatal care

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  • Maasai man in Tanzania pouring milk from calabash gourd One World. One Health.

    When the places where people live have adequate sanitation and clean water, and the animals people raise for food are free from disease, people are not only healthier, but they also have improved life chances through higher income, better education, and overall well-being. That is One Health.

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  • Standing in the Allen School lobby. WSU and Veterinary Clinics Working to End One of the Deadliest Diseases on the Planet

    Every time a dog comes in for a rabies vaccination at the Lien Animal Clinic in West Seattle, Washington, the clinic donates $1 to the WSU Canine Rabies Vaccination Program to help end rabies around the globe.

    “Many people don’t know much about rabies because it is not a big problem in the United States,” says clinic co-owner and WSU alumna, Dr. Beth Fritzler (’91 DVM). “But it is a serious disease.” Each year an estimated 60,000 people die from rabies worldwide. Almost all deaths are in Africa and Asia. One-half of deaths are children under the age of 16.

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  • Eric Osoro and Hariet Mireiri in front of an informational sign on Zika Does Zika Virus Cause Birth Defects in Africa?

    On a typical day, the maternal and child health unit at Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, will be bustling with dozens of pregnant women waiting to be attended by the doctor and find out how their babies were progressing. For the women, this is a reassuring monthly routine in a country with high numbers of maternal and infant deaths. Besides the maternal and neonatal deaths, a worry which occupies the pregnant women is the possibility of a baby born with birth defects.

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  • Graphic of world with photos from Africa Allen School Celebrating 10 Years

    Because of the generous support of Paul G. Allen and our hundreds of other private donors, the Allen School’s work has reached places as far away as Tanzania and Guatemala, and as close as right here in our very own Washington state. Over the last 10 years, we have become a preeminent global health program nationally and internationally. We continue to work directly with communities on three continents to improve the health of animals and people all over the world. We want to share with you just a few examples of our impact through innovative research and local programs. Impact that you help make possible.

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  • Zoë Campbell talking to research team Why Keep Chickens? A Chat with Tanzanian Farmers

    A Tanzanian village is not complete without chickens. Hens scratching in the dirt for insects, dusty chicks pushing their tiny bodies through tall grass to follow their mother, roosters delightedly crowing at all hours. They are the most common form of livestock, kept by 48 percent of rural households.

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  • Maasai man herding cattle Vaccinating increases family wealth, girl’s education

    A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education.

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  • Felix Lankester drawing blood from a dog in Tanzania Rabies Vaccine Found Effective Even After Warm Storage

    A Washington State University-led research team determined rabies vaccines stored at warmer temperatures still protect against the disease in dogs.

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  • Pierce sitting on the steps next to a statue outside the clinic From WSU to the Mayo Clinic: My Summer as an Undergraduate Research Fellow

    Walking quickly through an underground tunnel that stretches nearly a half mile, I carried samples frozen on dry ice between two buildings on the Mayo Clinic campus to be tested as part of a clinical study on irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. Analysis of the tissues may help physician-scientists understand the causes of IBS and one day find a cure. In other places, it could take hours or days for analysis to begin, but here at the Mayo Clinic, I was impressed by how almost instantaneous everything is.

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  • Erika Offerdahl and Jessie Arneson Teaching science students visual literacy life skills

    Students who study molecular biosciences can’t actually see what they are learning.

    “We can never see with our eyes the things we study,” says Erika Offerdahl, a biochemist and associate professor in the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences. “It is hard to directly see beyond the sub-cellular level, so as students we learn through representation.”

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  • A large, ceremonial check is presented to WSU during a Cougar football game. $2.2 million gift creates School of Molecular Biosciences graduate fellowships

    A $2.2 million gift from the estate of Bernadine and James Seabrandt will create the Bernadine Fulfs Seabrandt Graduate Fellowship in Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University’s School of Molecular Biosciences.

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  • Standing in front of the Office of the Campus Veteriarian sign. Five Questions with Dr. Gay Lynn Clyde

    From as long as I can remember, I have loved animals. Growing up, my family lived mostly in the suburbs. We had a dog, but I would not have considered them “animal” people. When I was 9 years old, I started riding horses. I bought my first horse when I was 12 years old from money I’d saved mowing lawns in the summer. I knew then that I would be a veterinarian.

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  • Mike Konkel with graduate student Nicholas Negretti Fellowship Helps Fund a Love of Pathogens

    In a light-filled laboratory, Nick Negretti grows bacteria. “I love pathogens,” says Negretti, who is a graduate student in the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences. “They are so interesting. In each of us, there are more bacterial cells than human cells,” he says. “And while most bacteria are helpful, there are a few that make us sick.”

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  • Scholarship Helps Make Dreams a Reality

    Floricel Gonzalez (’16 BS) was attending the School of Molecular Biosciences scholarship awards ceremony holding a letter in her hand. She knew she’d received a scholarship, but didn’t yet know which one. Carefully opening the letter, she read the name: The Elizabeth R. Hall Endowment Scholarship. “My jaw dropped,” says Gonzalez. The prestigious award, given to promising students in medical microbiology, was $4,000. “It was a breath of fresh air that I don’t have to worry about tuition or books for my last year.”

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  • Standing in a laboratory with a DNA model behind them 1st Biennial Chromatin-DNA Repair Lecture Honors Drs. Raymond Reeves and Michael Smerdon

    To honor Drs. Smerdon and Reeves and their long careers and innovative research on how DNA in chromatin influences basic cell functions, the School of Molecular Biosciences hosted the Smerdon/Reeves Symposium on DNA Repair in Chromatin: The First 40 years (and Beyond).

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  • Katherine Rempe in a laboratory A Gift to Last

    Every year for 6 years, Pat Youngman (’43 BS in Bacteriology and Public Health) did something that has helped hundreds of WSU students. She provided enough support for the now School of Molecular Biosciences to purchase one Leica microscope each year.

    “The microscopes made all the things we read in text books or hear in lecture become real,” said Katherine Rempe (’10 Microbiology), who is currently a Ph.D student in molecular genetics and microbiology at Duke University. “We could see how bacteria move and behave differently.”

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  • Paying it Forward: Dr. Herbert M. Nakata

    When it came to helping students, Dr. Herbert Nakata made it his life’s work. Beginning in 1970 and for the next 28 years, he helped establish 11 endowed scholarships fund that are still supporting students today.

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  • They are working in a laboratory. The Next Generation: Educating Our Undergraduates for Careers in Science and Veterinary Medicine

    James Bonner loves science. As a freshman, James knew he wanted to major in biochemistry, so when he was selected to be part of the new hands-on Science Education Alliance biology lab, or SEA lab, in the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences, he was thrilled.

    “The lab brings abstract scientific concepts into everyday learning,” said Bonner, one of 24 randomly selected freshmen admitted to the SEA lab in fall 2011, the program’s pilot year.

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