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WSU Breaks Ground on School for Global Animal Health Building

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Uploaded on Jul 9, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Contact:
Darin Watkins, WSU News Service (509) 335-4456, darin.watkins@wsu.edu
Matthew Haugen, Video Journalist, WSU News Service (509) 335-0487, mhaugen@wsu.edu




PULLMAN, Wash. -- Under a sunny sky, officials from Washington State University and the Gates Foundation broke ground on a 62,000-square-foot, three-story flagship research building for a new School for Global Animal Health. The first of its kind research facility will house a state-of-the-art infectious disease research center for investigating emerging disease. From Avian influenza, to West Nile virus, nearly all new diseases in humans come from animals.

"We must as an institution strive to improve quality of life," said WSU President Elson S. Floyd. "It begins here and will ripple out to the rest of the world."

Construction will begin immediately thanks to a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The balance of the $35 million total cost of the first-phase project will be comprised of bonds issued by the State of Washington and private gifts to the university.

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