As we celebrate this holiday season and the coming New Year with our families and friends, we want to thank each one of you for your great work and commitment to advancing creative activity, research, and scholarship at WSU.

The past 20 months has been the most challenging in memory. The pandemic has emphasized the critical role WSU plays in supporting our community, the state, and the nation via the outstanding research we conduct, including the campaign against SARS-CoV-2. But even during the crisis, university researchers have continued to forge ahead and pursue knowledge and discovery.

Your sustained efforts and dedication to WSU made the accomplishments of 2021 possible. We celebrate the incredible achievements of our entire research community and look forward to what we will achieve in 2022.

On behalf of Christopher Keane and the entire Office of Research, we hope you enjoy some well-deserved time with your loved ones. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and a prosperous 2022.