Fitness Project Team

The Fitness Project Team will develop and deliver materials to educate the public on the value of exercise and proper nutrition in combating obesity in both people and dogs. The team will coordinate with the Walks Across Indiana program in Tippecanoe County. The team leader is Dr. Sandra San Miguel, Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Associate Dean of Engagement, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Team members include:

  • Dr. Karen Zotz, Assistant Dean for Engagement at the College of Consumer and Family Sciences, Assistant Director of Purdue Extension, and leader of Walks Across Indiana.
  • Ms. Jessica Schneider, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

The project described was supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH . . . Turning Discovery Into Health

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    NIH SEPA: This is How We "Role" Program

    NIH SEPA: Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses

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