1. Donations for the Ohio Wildlife Center

    Oct 13, 2020

    The Human-Animal Interactions Club is collecting donation items for our partner the Ohio Wildlife Center until November 1st!

    If you are interested in donating items contact the club president, Nicole Neher, at to set a drop off date and time.

    Ohio Wildlife Center Wish List:

  2. Using Social Contract Theory to Explain Acceptability of Lethal Control of Wildlife

    Oct 12, 2020

    This past January, Dr. Alia Dietsch was the second of three recipients to receive funding from CHAIRE’s RFPs for her project titled “Killing to Conserve? Using social contract theory to explain acceptability of lethal control of wildlife.” The funding included four semesters of stipend and tuition for Shelby Carlson to continue her PhD program within the School of Environment and Natural Resources.

  3. CHAIRE & CBI Partner for NeuroNights Workshop

    Oct 7, 2020

    On Thursday October 1st CHAIRE partnered with the Chronic Brain Injury Program for their weekly NeuroNights Workshop. This month sessions are focusing on companion and support animals. Dr. Kelly George, Brittany Fischer, Kirsten Nickles, and Brian Hood led the first workshop which included cats, dogs, dwarf hamsters, beef cows, ducks and quail. This first workshop highlighted how human-animal interactions are important components of wellness.

  4. Influence of the Human-Animal Bond on Military Veterans

    Sep 24, 2020

    In January 2020, Dr. Kim Cole was one of three recipients of CHAIRE’s RFP graduate student funding for her project titled “Influence of the Human-Animal Bond on Oxytocin Levels and Overall Health of Military Veterans and their Animal Counterparts.” This funding includes four semesters of stipend and tuition for Nicole Lorig’s PhD program. Nicole began her program in fall 2020 and plans to begin her data collection in spring 2020, pending further impacts of COVID-19.

  5. Crocodilian Conservation Conquers COVID Closedown

    Sep 4, 2020

    In early August, CHAIRE Advisory Committee Member and Program Head of Zoo and Wildlife Conservation Medicine and Ecosystem Health in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mark Flint, along with EcoHealth Management Assistant Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Jaylene Flint, and Australian Research Manager, Mr. Edward Qualischefski held a workshop to train crocodilian producers and researchers in welfare measurement techniques to study these ancient aquatic reptiles.

  6. Join the Human-Animal Interactions Club

    Sep 1, 2020

    Are you an Ohio State undergraduate student interested in human-animal interactions?

    Our student organization, the Human-Animal Interactions Club, is taking part in the CFAES virtual Back to School Bash Thursday September 3rd from 7:30-8:30pm.

    Stop by anytime to learn more about the club and become a member by following the links below.

  7. Zach England

    Graduate Students Present at 57th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society

    Aug 7, 2020

    Congratulations to three of our graduate students, Zach England, Madeline Winans, and Brittany Fischer, for being selected to present their Master's research at the 57th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society which took place July 28-31, 2020.

  8. Nicole Lorig Receives L.E. Kunkle Award

    Apr 24, 2020

    Congratulations to CHAIRE Graduate Student Nicole Lorig for being awarded the L.E. Kunkle Award at the Department of Animal Sciences Student Celebration Banquet on April 23!

  9. CHAIRE Graduate Students Pass Thesis Exams

    Apr 6, 2020

    Congratulations to our graduate students, Brittany Fischer and Jade Werner, for passing their thesis exams!

    On Thursday April 2 Brittany presented, "Development of an Evidence-Based Welfare Approach for Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) in Human Care" and on Friday April 3 Jade presented, "Use of Hair Cortisol Analysis to Evaluate the Influence of Housing Conditions on Long-term Stress in Horses."

  10. Human-Animal Interactions from Home

    Apr 3, 2020

    Working from home during these unprecedented times? Do you suddenly have new co-workers that are also your furry friends? Let's share our human-animal interactions! Send a picture and description to for a chance to be featured on our website and social media pages. Below are some of the submissions we have received so far!