New Grant Funds Purdue Study that Uses Brain Imaging to Measure Human-Dog Interaction
Friday, January 27th, 2023 - The Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) and Pet Partners have announced a grant to fund a Purdue University research project that will investigate the impact interacting with a dog has on human brain activity. Researchers, led by Dr. Niwako Ogata, associate professor of animal behavior at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, will use Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure the neural responses correlating with human-dog interaction, and potential factors that influence these responses.
Exotic Animal Medicine Will Be Focus of two-Day Symposium Hosted by Purdue Veterinary Students
Friday, October 14th, 2022 - The Medicine of Mammals and Avian Species (MMAS) Symposium will reflect the passion of the Purdue veterinary students in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Exotic Animal Club, when the two day conference is held later this month in Lynn Hall.
“Rethinking Suicide” is Topic of Dr. Jeffrey A. Sutarik Wellness Lecture October 25
Friday, October 14th, 2022 - A presentation on personal wellbeing in the veterinary medical profession will be given later this month by a specialist in clinical psychology as part of a lectureship established in memory of a Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumnus. The Dr. Jeffrey A. Sutarik Memorial Wellness Lecture will be held Tuesday morning, October 25, from 8:00 – 9:20 a.m., as part of a core course in the DVM curriculum. The speaker, Dr. Craig J Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, is internationally recognized as an expert on suicide prevention, trauma and resilience. The lecture will be livestreamed for individuals outside PVM.
Public Lecture on the Importance of Animals for Human Development Kicks off Purdue Veterinary Conference
Friday, August 26th, 2022 - For the first time since the pandemic the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Purdue Veterinary Conference will be held in person next month, with a kick-off event involving a public lecture Tuesday evening, September 20 on the importance of animals for human development. The Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture will be given by Dr. Gail Melson, Professor Emerita with the Purdue University Department of Human Development and Family Studies, who has played a long-standing role in research related to the human-animal bond.
Dr. Maggie O’Haire Shares Science-based Insights on the Human-Animal Bond at PVM Research Day
Friday, April 29th, 2022 - One of the unique springtime opportunities for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is a day set aside to showcase Purdue veterinary medical scholarship through special presentations, including talks by some of the college’s premier researchers. An example at this year’s PVM Research Day on April 12 involved an insightful look at the science behind the human-animal bond by the winner of the 2021 Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence, Dr. Maggie O’Haire, professor of human-animal interaction in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology.
Virtual Purdue Conference on Human-Animal Bond Draws Worldwide Participation
Friday, December 3rd, 2021 - The Purdue University Center for the Human-Animal Bond captured international attention when it hosted a virtual conference last month focused on human-animal interaction and the work of national and international centers and institutes dedicated to this growing field of study.
PVM-led Conference Links Experts Virtually for International Dialogue on the Human-Animal Bond
Friday, October 29th, 2021 - The Purdue University Center for the Human-Animal Bond will host more than 1,800 participants from around the globe virtually next week for the 2021 Centers for the Human-Animal Bond Conference. The online conference November 4-5 will bring together a diverse collection of national and international academic human-animal interaction centers and institutes for a global, interdisciplinary conversation focused on advancement in this relatively new field of research.
New law provides for service dogs for veterans with PTSD
Thursday, September 30th, 2021 - conducted by Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine's Dr. Maggie O'Haire has established evidence of the effectiveness of service dogs in aiding veterans with PTSD.
Upcoming Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture Examines Canine-assisted Interventions in Hospitals
Friday, August 27th, 2021 - The expansion of canine-assisted interventions to healthcare facilities is an emerging trend in the realm of human-animal interaction. Although media attention focuses on patient benefits, little attention is given to the lack of informed policies and procedures addressing risks to humans and canines. Dr. Sandra Barker will be focusing on this issue during her keynote lecture at the Purdue Veterinary Conference as the speaker for the Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7.
Dr. Debra Hickman Named as Purdue Associate VP for Animal Resources; Joins CPB Faculty
Friday, July 16th, 2021 - Purdue University has announced the appointment of Dr. Deborah Hickman as the new attending veterinarian and associate vice president for animal resources in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP). Dr. Hickman also will be appointed as a clinical professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology.