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The power of pets: How animals affect human health

April 10th, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

For millennia, animal companions have comforted, entertained, and delighted us — and now, we increasingly understand how they affect our physical and mental well-being. To celebrate National Pet Day, we’re convening a conversation on the science of the human-animal connection and the unexpected ways pets can make a difference to our health. Register to send your questions… and get ready to see some adorable furry (and fluffy and scaly and feathery) friends in this special event. 

An on-demand video will be posted after the event. 


Beth Frates, Clinical Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School 

Megan Mueller, Associate Professor, Human-Animal Interaction, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University 


Date: April 10th, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events


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