Spring/Summer Issue 2015

by Marcia Hill Gossard ’99, ’04 Ph.D. | Photo by Henry Moore, Jr.

Congratulations to WSU’s Veterinary Business Management Association, which ranked number one out of 40+ chapters worldwide! Left to right above: Dr. Richard DeBowes, chapter advisor; Melissa Boyer, president elect 2015; Melanie Bowden, president 2014; and Mary Linker president 2015.

Jennifer Zambriski, clinical assistant professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, has been awarded $291,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study Cryptosporidium, a parasite that is the second leading cause of diarrhea in infants worldwide. Children under two years of age who contract this parasite are at an increased risk of malnutrition and stunting, which can irrevocably affect cognitive development. There is currently no vaccine to prevent infection, but two medications hold promise as effective treatments. Because calves are also susceptible to the same infection, Dr. Zambriski and her team will treat animals with the drugs to learn more about their effectiveness. Their results could help children in resource-poor areas, while also helping agriculture in the United States and abroad. Her work will be the foundation for a large-scale clinical trial in children in Africa.

Congratulations to the 2014 Jerry Newbrey Teaching Scholars!

The Newbrey Teaching Scholar is awarded for excellence in teaching during the first three years of the veterinary core curriculum. This award is given in memory of Jerry Newbrey, who joined the College of Veterinary Medicine faculty in 1975, and who died too young in a climbing accident in 1990. Jerry was an exceptional teacher and student advocate. Those who receive this award richly deserve our appreciation for their commitment to our students and to excellence in the classroom.

Cynthia FauxSteve LampaPete Meighan
Boel FranssonChuck LeathersDebra Sellon
Gary HaldorsonPam LeeLeslie Sprunger
Joe HardingBob MealeyTricia Talcott
Steve Hines Katrina Mealey