From: Debbie Decker <debbie.m.decker**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] How institutions and colleagues can help scientists who require support animals
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2021 12:47:10 -0800
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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Thanks for the link, Craig. I didn't know it had published.

I had the opportunity to collaborate with Kathrine Brafford and Isabel Rutten at Davis to determine how best to safely accommodate their dogs in lab. I was pleased to be able to support them in their work and their advocacy for inclusion.


On Wed, Feb 3, 2021, 11:10 AM Craig Merlic <merlic**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:


This complicated issue has been raised before on this listserve, so here is a recent article.

Let the dog in: how institutions and colleagues can help scientists who require support animals (Nature) University policies often present barriers to bringing assistance dogs into the lab or on campus=E2=80=A6. Despite rising numbers, many universities remain unprepared for the presence of assistance dogs on campus. Institutional policies often do not mention bringing dogs into lab spaces, for example.


Craig Merlic

Professor of Chemistry, UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Executive Director, UC Center for Laboratory Safety

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569

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