March 10: Animal, human health considered in lecture

Palmer-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Improving human health by focusing on the interactions between humans and animals will be the topic of the free, public Honors College Distinguished Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, in Honors Hall lounge at Washington State University.

Presenter Guy Palmer, founding director of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at WSU, is an expert in zoonoses, infectious diseases transmitted between animals and humans.

Palmer will address several topics illustrating the challenges, opportunities and progress in improving global health.

“This is a timely and relevant topic to many of our students,” said Grant Norton, honors dean.

Palmer received the 2013 Eminent Faculty Award, the highest annual honor from the university to a faculty member. He holds the Jan and Jack Creighton Endowed Chair in Global Health at WSU and is a Regents professor of pathology and infectious diseases and of bioinformatics and computational biology. He serves on several advisory boards for global health.

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M. Grant Norton, WSU Honors College dean, 509-335-4505

Linda Howell, WSU Honors College academic coordinator, 509-335-7801,

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