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NIH SEPA: This is How We "Role" Program

NIH SEPA: Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses

Leadership Team

Co-Principal Investigators

  • Dr. Timothy Ratliff, Director of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research and Professor of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Dr. Sandra San Miguel, Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Associate Dean of Engagement, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine


  • Wilella Daniels Burgess, Managing Director, Discovery Learning Research Center, Purdue University's Discovery Park

  • Dr. Kauline Cipriani, Director of Diversity Initiatives, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Dr. Marcia Gentry, Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Director of the Gifted Education Resource Institute,  Purdue University College of Education

Program Staff

  • Mr. Thad Blossom, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Ms. Jessica Schneider, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Ms. Adrianne Fisch, 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

Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of ORIP or NIH.