25Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance, and the Gulf in Between
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 2:30 PM to Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
Join Dr. Christopher Keane, vice president for research, in welcoming Dr. Sylvia Omulo, clinical assistant professor at the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at WSU, as the featured speaker for the Vice President for Research Distinguished Lecture Series on Tuesday, February 25, at 3:00 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building (VBRB), room 305. A reception will take place prior to the lecture at 2:30 p.m. outside of VBRB 305.
Dr. Omulo’s talk will highlight her work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s antimicrobial resistance research program in Kenya. This program focuses on identifying the risk factors of antibiotic resistance in community and hospital settings, determining the possible trafficking of genetic material between resistant bacteria in these settings, and investigating how animals contribute to these processes.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Omulo has helped establish and support diagnostic capacity for infectious diseases in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nigeria.
Dr. Omulo received a master’s degree in public health from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom and a doctoral degree in immunology and infectious diseases from WSU. She has extensive experience in the field of infectious diseases and public health, having spent the last 15 years working on diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases and outbreak response. Dr. Omulo has received multiple awards in her home country of Kenya, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including the Emerging Infectious Honour Award in 2007, the John Griffith Prize for academic excellence in the field of public health in 2011, and the Karen DePauw Leadership award for 2016–2017.
This lecture will also be available on Zoom. The dial number is 376054431. This event is sponsored by the Office of Research
26Science Talk '20
Thursday, March 26, 2020 to Friday, March 27, 2020
27CVM Spring Conference 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to Sunday, March 29, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
WSU CVM Spring Conference will be March 27-29, 2020, in Pullman WA.
27Bustad Lecture @ WSU: Steven Niemi, DVM DACLAM
Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 4:00 PM to Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
March 27, 4:00pm in ADBF 1002
A reception will follow at 5:00pm in the lounge
Reaching out to the Opposition
Although other periods in our country’s history have exceeded today’s rancorous discourse, current schisms have rightly been described as undermining the very foundation on which this nation was formed and has prospered. Such trends and consequences apply not only to civic institutions but also threaten our field of veterinary medicine and science. Consider raging arguments over animal research, food animal production, “adopt-don’t shop” pet ownership, purebreds versus mongrels, and vaccine safety, to name a few. Passionate advocates for both sides consider acknowledgement of their opponents’ claims as either treason or surrender. By contrast, respectful dialogue with one's adversaries, provided they are law-abiding and willing to listen, may correct misinformation, identify shared concerns, dial down the rhetoric, and even indicate opportunities for collaboration. The intent of this talk is to provide examples of such an alternative approach with suggestions for how it can benefit the human-animal bond and beyond.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
172020 Western Regional Iverson Bell Summit
Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to Sunday, April 19, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
You’re invited to join us for the 2020 Western Regional Iverson Bell Summit on April 17-19, 2020. The Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting this year’s regional conference in Pullman, WA.
This year’s Western Regional Iverson Bell Summit will continue focusing on diversity and inclusion efforts by offering robust programming, generating discussions, and providing an opportunity to collaborate with others in the veterinary profession.
Visit the Summit website at: http://go.vetmed.wsu.edu/IversonBell
23Golden, Diamond, and Crimson (1960, 1970, and 1980) graduate reunions
Thursday, April 23, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020
Golden, Diamond, and Crimson (1960, 1970, and 1980) graduate reunions in Pullman