WSU takes big role in fighting disease

By Nicholas K. Geranios, The Seattle Times

Researchers at Washington State University are working to prevent diseases from moving from animals to humans, and they will soon have a new state-of-the-art facility to help them.

The Pullman school broke ground Friday on the $35 million headquarters for its new School for Global Animal Health. The building was funded with a $25 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The rest came from other donors and through state bonds.

“We want this to succeed to the level that it becomes an example for other leading universities,” said Guy Palmer, director of the school and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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