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Fat dogs, coughing horses to teach kids about health careers

February 3, 2010

Timothy Ratliff and Sandra Amass of the School of Veterinary Medicine, received the five-year grant to create a new health science curriculum for third-, sixth- and ninth-graders; start a faculty mentor program in Indiana schools; create fitness programs centered around animals; and develop a museum exhibit focused on the links between animal and human health. The initiative, called Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses: Animal Contributions Towards a Healthier Citizenry, is being funded through a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health.
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