National Institute of Environmental Health and Safety

National Institute of Environmental Health and Safety

Feb 17, 3:31 PM

Congrats to Lee Langer (second from left), David Scoville (center), and Priya Jayaraman (right) the winners of yesterdays Big Picture, Small Talks session! The Big Picture, Small Talk series challenges NIEHS scientists to use plainer language in communicating their research to general audiences. The talks, which last only three minutes, are judged by a panel of their peers and have tackled a broad range of topics, from epidemiology to toxicology and bioinformatics.

Nov 11, 0:06 PM

P4P service dogs like CAMPBELL (pictured) are trained to recognize specific scent signatures associated with a veterans rise in stress (i.e. heavy perspiration, respiration) from an oncoming PTSD episode. The animal then helps that veteran walk back his or her anxiety by alerting them to the presence of a trigger (loud noises, heavy crowds, passing airplanes, etc.). This process is called Intervention Transfer Training.

Nov 11, 0:06 PM

The Intervention Transfer Training process can take up to two years from the time dogs are born to the time they go home with their clients. Once this happens, clients are encouraged to use their dogs to become active members of the community. This is to benefit the clients mental health, as well as that of those they help.

Nov 11, 0:06 PM

Those who think combat is required to get PTSD are sorely mistaken. Terry Henry, Chief Operating Officer of Paws 4 People (P4P) and a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces

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