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Jaak Panksepp Memorial Fund

Dr. Jack PankseppThe Jaak Panksepp Memorial Fund was established to support students with a passion for animal well-being and to memorialize one of the college's most esteemed faculty members.

Dr. Panksepp's internationally recognized work has focused on the nature of the basic emotional systems of the mammalian brain, with the most recent work devoted to analyzing the brain mechanisms that mediate separation distress and social bonding. His discovery of the nature of social joy by studying the psychobiological controls of juvenile playfulness and the accompanying laughter-type sounds has redefined many of the current models of animal emotion understanding. Panksepp joined the WSU faculty in 2006 after retiring from Bowling Green State University where he worked since 1972.

Please join us in celebrating Dr. Panksepp’s lifetime of achievement by becoming a part of this effort.

For questions about giving, contact Lynne Haley, Senior Director of Development, at (509) 335-5021 or lhaley@vetmed.wsu.edu.

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Irwin Erickson Endowment

This endowment is to be used exclusively to enhance programs directly related to companion animal-human bond. Financial support of the People-Pet-Partnership is the primary purpose of the endowment.

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People Pet Partnership

People-Pet Partnership (PPP) is a public service program within the Center for the Study of Animal Well-Being at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. PPP exists to research and educate the public about the human-animal bond and its applications. Just as importantly, the PPP works to promote the humane treatment of companion animals. Contributions to PPP help support research and programs that use animals to improve people's lives in a variety of populations.

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Peter A. Zornes Memorial Neuroscience Scholarship

Distributions from this Fund shall be used to support a junior or senior student who is already a declared neuroscience major. The student must submit an essay that addresses:

  1. Their research interests and/or expectations
  2. Evidence of being a self-starter and attentive to detail
  3. Evidence of being goal oriented
  4. Evidence of being compassionate and enthusiastic
  5. Evidence of being a well-rounded individual with multiple interests
  6. Evidence of community and school involvement
  7. The student must also submit two letters of reference.

For more information about the Peter A. Zornes Memorial Neuroscience Scholarship.

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Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience Development Fund

This fund supports the programs of the Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience Development Fund.

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Neuroscience Scholarship Endowment

The income from this fund shall be used to provide one or more scholarships to undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in Neuroscience, in accordance with the policies of the Neuroscience program.

For more information about the Neuroscience Scholarship Endowment.

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Bernice Gilman Baily & Joseph Baily Operations Endowment in Animal Well-Being Science

Funding supports the Center for the Study of Animal Well-Being.

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Bernice Gilman Baily & Joseph Baily Endowed Chair in Animal Well-Being Science

Funding supports the endowed chair position, currently occupied by Dr. Jaak Panksepp.

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Affective MindBrain Research Fund

Contributions to this fund shall be used to support research on brain emotional systems as they relate to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of depression conducted in the College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN).

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