Medical students will de-stress through interaction with therapy animals and learn from experts about the use of animals in healthcare.
Project Name: Fur Get the Stress
Purpose: Provide an easy and fun participation activity to support student wellness
Grant Funding Amount: $3,000
Key Elements: student visits with therapy animals, easy participation, photographic souvenirs, photography mural, social media connections with the therapy animals, speaker series and supporting library collections
Target Audience: UMass medical school students
Community Support: Student Affairs, Medical Education Department, Diversity & Inclusion Department, Animal Medicine Department, student government
Use of grant funds: animal handler fees and travel, cleanup fees, camera and film, speaker fees, library books
To support student wellness
Team members Jessica Kilham, Martha Meacham,Mary Piorun, and Regina Raboin, with Jeanine Esposito (left) and Dawn La Valle (right)
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