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Workshop for Elder Care Facilities: Managing Risk in Animal-Assisted Interventions
Thursday May 18, 2017
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This workshop will educate facilities providing care for older adults on providing enhanced, safe, and effective animal-assisted intervention programs. Course instructors will present practical, proven methods of assuring the safety of both residents and visitors. Facility directors, managers, executive staff,

Proving the Point:
Integrating Research into Equine Assisted Therapy Programs
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
6:00-8:00pm EST
Register online:
$39 ($29 early registration before December 31)
Learn how to obtain scientifically relevant data and information for your equine assisted therapy program! This online experience will give you a roadmap for conducting research within your existing programs.
This webinar qualifies

Time is Running Out for Elephants!

One of the most urgent wildlife conservation crises is the poaching of elephants for the international illegal ivory trade. If poaching continues at current rates, wild elephants could be driven to extinction within a decade.

Please donate and join Jumbos for Jumbos in the race for

Congratulations to our 2016 TIHAI Student Scholars:

We are thrilled to announce four awardees of the 2016 TIHAI Student Scholars program. Stay tuned for updates on their exciting projects throughout the year.

Jonathan Sirota A17, Erick Garcia E17, Eric Hochwald A17, Kevin Lindell A17: ChangeFire Tufts, Development of Crucial Infrastructure for Community-led Hawksbill

Dr. Hal Herzog, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Western Carolina University, will be joining us on April 20, 2016 for a lecture to celebrate the first anniversary of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction.

"Why Do Humans (and Only Humans) Keep Pets?"

Wednesday, April 20, 1:30-2:30 pm

Crane Room, Paige Hall

Tufts University, Medford Campus

Hosted with

TIHAI is pleased to be accepting applications for our 2016 Student Scholars program!

Any Tufts University student is eligible to apply for up to $500 in support for research, education, or service projects related to human-animal interaction.

Please see our Student Scholars page for more information.

2015 TIHAI Student Scholars Projects:

Nancy Boren Alperson,

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