C-P.A.W.W. in the Media

Animal-assisted intervention (AAI) is an interesting and innovative approach to well-being and health across the lifespan. Below are some samples of the media attention Dr. Krause-Parello’s work has received.

Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello and her work with C-P.A.W.W. is featured in the I-HEALTH spotlight at FAU

Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello’s story about how her journey in human animal interaction research began is shared in one of FAU’s I-HEALTH Fellow Profiles. The mission of C-P.A.W.W. and current project focused on addressing how chronic pain in veterans is affected during the coronavirus pandemic is highlighted.


C-P.A.W.W. and Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello’s Veteran & Shelter Dog Walking Study recognized live on First Coast News for research efforts helping veterans

Dr. Krause-Parello’s recent study on veterans with PTSD walking shelter was recognized in First Coast News on radios and televisions across the U.S. for providing beneficial effects to both the veteran and dog. Please note that the video appears after an advertisement.


The FAU News Desk mentions Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello’s hopeful results in Veteran & Shelter Dog Walking Study

The FAU News Desk highlights Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello’s research study that examines the psychological and physiological effects of PTSD symptoms in veterans that participated to walk shelter dogs.


The US News & World Report highlights the optimistic findings of Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello’s Dog-Walking Study for Veterans living with PTSD

The US News & World Report discusses the beneficial effects of walking shelter dogs in veterans’ PTSD symptoms that were discovered in Dr. Krause-Parello’s recent study.


The Palm Health Foundation recognizes C-P.A.W.W. as part of the FAU Brain Institute’s mission in the Better Brain Health Blog

The Palm Health Foundation’s relationship with the FAU Brain Institute aims to advance progress in the knowledge of brain health within Palm Beach County. As part of this initiative, C-P.A.W.W. has been recognized in the Palm Health Foundation’s Better Brain Health Blog as an “incredible program” dedicated to improving the lives of our nation’s military veterans.


C-P.A.W.W.’s Drs. Cheryl Krause-Parello and Juyoung Park’s study on back pain is mentioned in the FAU News Desk

Drs. Cheryl Krause-Parello and Juyoung Park’s work on the effects of yoga, tai chi, and qigong for helping those experiencing back pain, especially veterans, was published in FAU’s own News Desk.


C-P.A.W.W. in the Transforming Care Magazine

Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello's work in C-P.A.W.W. and veteran-centered projects is highlighted in the FAU's College of Nursing Transforming Care Magazine Fall 2019 issue.


C-P.A.W.W. on TV in San Antonio News

KSAT News mentions C-P.A.W.W.'s initiative to support veterans with PTSD through research that shows the benefits of owning a service dog.


C-P.A.W.W. is featured on Ivanhoe Broadcast News

Ivanhoe Broadcast News features Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello and Lyndon Villone to discuss the C-P.A.W.W. initiative to help veterans with PTSD and other invisible wounds.


Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello is recognized for receiving and Icon Award from the Florida Nurses Association

The Florida Nurses Association celebrates it’s 110th Anniversary this year by recognizing a few of its outstanding nurses, including Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello for her work in nursing research.

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PCORI highlights Operation PCOR among projects that aim to serve the Veteran community

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) mentions the support and need for research that is meaningful to the veteran population and highlights Operation PCOR, a project initiative focused on supporting veteran-centered research and engagement led by Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello.


Helping Veterans One Step At A Time

An article published on LinkedIn about the health benefits of dog ownership highlights Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello and Erika Friedman's study on the encouraging results of dog walking for veterans with PTSD.


Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello and colleagues' study examines the effect therapy dogs have on stress in military service members

Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello and her team partnered with a local not-for-profit animal organization that trains therapy dogs to visit a variety of community settings with a trained handler in order to conduct a study with military service members. Together, they examined the effects of animal-assisted interventions on stress in an aeromedical staging facility. This study was published in the journal Stress and Health and shared on FAU's own News Desk.

Another Way Dogs Help the Military; Aeromedical Patient Evacuations

C-P.A.W.W. in the US World News & Report

The US World News & Report featured C-P.A.W.W. in an article on that highlights the impact of animal-assisted therapies on Veterans with PTSD. Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello discusses the C-P.A.W.W. mission to advance research on the human-animal bond to promote changes that would provide Veterans with the support to maintain their service animals.

US World News & Report

Dr. Krause-Parello in the Boca Magazine

The Boca Magazine May/June 2019 edition features Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello speaking about the human-animal bond and the research her team is conducting to demonstrate the impact it has on the Veteran community.

Boca Magazine May/June 2019

Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello and Colleague Awarded Grant to Study Efficacy of a Service Dog Training Program for Veterans

Anecdotal evidence suggests that training service dogs may be rehabilitative for veterans with PTSD, but evidence of efficacy is lacking. Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello and Dr. Erika Friedmann, University of Maryland, were awarded a NIH grant to study “Evaluating the Efficacy of a Service Dog Training Program for Military Veterans.”

March 2019 Newsletter (PDF)

Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello and Colleagues Awarded PCORI Grant to Study Veteran-centered Chronic Pain Research

Veterans Action League 2.0: Developing a National Veteran-centered Chronic Pain Research Agenda will be established in 4 states―serving as a national research platform―where veterans and stakeholders share opinions, challenges, and barriers in managing and treating chronic pain, research ideas for improving pain management and treatment.

February 2019 Newsletter (PDF)

Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello listed as one of the 12 most influential nurses of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, AllHeart shows its appreciation for nurses by listing some of the most influential and inspiring nurses of the year. Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello was mentioned as #11 of the 12 most influential nurses of 2018 for her investigative work with C-P.A.W.W. on the benefits of the human-animal bond to help veterans.


Dr. Krause-Parello's research highlighted in DogTime article

DogTime mentions the work of C-P.A.W.W. in their article and highlights Dr. Krause-Parello's research on the benefits of dog-assisted interventions for military members in reducing stress and supporting health.


FAU’s College of Nursing Now Home to C-P.A.W.W.

“C-P.A.W.W. is providing an invaluable service to our veterans locally and nationally, and we are very excited to have this important initiative housed in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing,” said Dr. Marlaine Smith, dean of FAU’s College of Nursing.

November 2018 Newsletter (PDF)

A Helping Paw for Vets With PTSD

Cheryl A. Krause-Parello, Ph.D, of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, was recently awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to evaluate the efficacy of a service dog training program for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The research will address the biological and psychosocial rehabilitation challenges braved by veterans with PTSD, a serious public health epidemic, affecting approximately 20 percent of the 18.5 million U.S. veterans, and placing them at higher risk for impaired biopsychosocial functioning. Read more about Cheryl A. Krause-Parello inside the latest issue of Owl Research & Innovation magazine.

Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello interviewed by the Parklander Magazine

The Parklander Magazine featured an interview with Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello, “Canines Making a Difference”, for the December 2018 edition.

Canines Making a Difference

FAU Research Weekly News: Helping Veterans Health

Veterans, community members and FAU faculty, staff, and students recently gathered at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing to learn about the findings of the Veterans' Action League.


C-P.A.W.W. In the News

FAU Now Serves as Home to ‘Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors’ C-P.A.W.W. Based in FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing - Read more in the Boca Raton Tribune:


C-P.A.W.W. FAU Press Release

Please click on the link below to read the press release announcing C-P.A.W.W’s launch at Florida Atlantic University!


Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello interviewed by US News

The US World News and Report on July 31, 2018, Collaborating to Care for Veterans, Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello was recognized for her continued advocacy for our military veterans.

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Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello Honored at American Academy of Nursing Policy Conference

The American Academy of Nursing recognized 11 nurse leaders as Edge Runners at its annual policy conference and Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello is one of them! One of the Academy’s signature initiatives, the Raise the Voice Edge Runner program recognizes nurses who have designed innovative models of care or interventions that improve health, impact policy, and demonstrate successful financial outcomes.

AAN Edge Runner Honoree List (PDF)

Dr. Krause-Parello and Allison Boyrer on No Copay Radio (Sept. 23, 2017)

C-PAWW’s very own Dr. Krause-Parello and Allison Boyrer were interviewed by Cruisin' 1430 AM-KEZW radio. They discussed human-animal relationships with Graig Weisbart, Jayla Sanchez-Warren, and Murphy Huston.

Listen to the interview.

Human Animal Interaction Newsletter


Dr. Krause-Parello on Colorado and Company

The Animal House Rescue and Grooming has teamed up with the University of Colorado's College of Nursing to advance the cause of Canine's Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors! Listen to Dr. Krause-Parello's interview about the collaboration HERE:


Meg and Eleni on the American Veteran Show

Listen to Meg and Eleni speaking with Steffan Tubbs of the American Veteran Show (www.americanveteranshow.com/) about current biological and psychological human-animal interaction research at C-P.A.W.W.


No CoPay Radio

C-P.A.W.W.'s on the radio! Listen to Team C-P.A.W.W.'s interview about our initiative and our upcoming study with veterans and shelter dogs on No Copay Radio with Dr. Torres and Murphy Huston HERE (fast-forward to 10:43):


American Association for the Advancement of Science

Press release featured on the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Our project titled Military Veterans and Shelter Dogs: One Rescue as a Time is featured in the link below:


FOX 31 Denver

C-P.A.W.W.'s recently funded study titled Military Veterans and Shelter Dogs: One Rescue at a Time was featured on the FOX 31 Denver's article "Study examines health effects that shelter dogs might have on veterans with PTSD".

Eco Weco

C-P.A.W.W. was chosen to be featured on the EcoWeco website in the Causes We Love section. At EcoWeco, their goal is to make the world a better place by connecting people with products, services, causes, and information that help consumers purchase with a purpose and learn where they could lend a hand. Eco Weco believes that C-P.A.W.W. fits in perfectly with their vision of how we can come together as one through small changes that can have a very large impact.

5280 Magazine

Top Charitable Picks "Causes to Know About

"We want dogs to be a resource, and we want to provide as much research as possible supporting that.”

C-P.A.W.W. was featured as a Top Charitable Pick "Cause to Know About" in March 2016 by 5280 Magazine! Check out the write-up on C-P.A.W.W. as well as several other fantastic charitable initiatives and events.

Myrtle Beach Online

Big Paws Canine Strives to Connect Veterans with Service Animals

A wonderful article highlighting the work of Big Paws Canine. We were honored to have the opportunity to work with them at their South Dakota chapter for our study examining the relationship and positive impact of service dogs on our veterans. Dr. Krause-Parello is also quoted in the article discussing the importance of the study and its implications.

Christian Science Monitor

In One Colorado Prison, Convicts Save Dogs, Veterans-- and Themselves

Dr. Krause-Parello comments on the utility of service dogs in facilitating health in an article discussing the dynamic dog-training program at the Denver Women's Correctional Facility.

Psychiatry Advisor

Animal-Assisted Therapy Linked to Psychological Benefits

Dr. Krause-Parello's research is cited in this article discussing how the growing field of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is associated with numerous health benefits for people of all ages, in a variety of settings.


CU Connections

College of Nursing Receives Funding to Reduce Veteran Suicides

“Suicide among veterans is epidemic across the country, with a veteran dying by suicide nearly once an hour,” said Cheryl Krause-Parello, PhD, R.N. at the CU Anschutz College of Nursing, and the project lead on the contract. “The loss of one service member to suicide is one too many and our veterans and their loved ones deserve better than distress, tragedy, and heartbreak.”

The $14,997 was given by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and is part of a growing effort by the College of Nursing to address veteran health issues. The funds will go toward developing a program that will identify ways to reduce suicides by engaging directly with vets and those closest to them.

KEZW Radio

Dr. Krause-Parello was interviewed on radio station, KEZW, on April 29, 2015. On the program, she speaks about the development of the C-P.A.W.W. initiative and future steps to be taken. You can listen to the entire segment on Soundcloud.

ABC 7NEWS Denver

Colorado Researcher Hopes to Change the Face of Veteran Care with Service Dogs, March 9, 2015

CU Connections

CU Anschutz Researcher Examining Impact of Service Dogs on Returning Vets

"Through the C-P.A.W.W. program, veterans are reporting that they are more empowered tp speak about their own experiences and advocate for their own health needs. With this knowledge, we hope to pair more service animals with more veterans, and ultimately, change the face of veteran care and public policy."

Service Dogs - Press Release Final.pdf

Rutgers Magazine

Sit, Stay, Heal

"'It's that reciprocal relationship and that unconditional love and commitment,' says Krause-Parello, a lifelong dog owner. 'If there's stress of something upsetting or something happy, they;re right there by your side, always looking out for you and having your back.'"


Cat Fancy

Feline Comfort- Evidence Suggests that Cats Can Help People Cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

"[Dogs] can be trained much more quickly, but [research assistant, Nora Mund] says there's no reason why other pets, including cats, would not be great companions, because the 'unconditional love' factor is huge when it comes to anxiety, depression and loneliness."

Rutgers Spotlight

Helping Wounded Warriors through Research and Action

"[Dr. Krause-Parello] has expanded her research to examine the relationship between human-animal interaction and stress biomarkers in vulnerable populations including military veterans and children of alleged sexual abuse."

CU Newsroom

A Veteran's Best Friend

The C-P.A.W.W. team and partner, Jill Wilschke, were recently featured in the Top 10 stories of 2014 by the CU Newsroom!


Greetings from ISAZ and IAHAIO 2014

Dr. Krause-Parello was recently written up in a Swedish blog post about her presentation at the 2014 ISAZ conference. The blog post is in Swedish, but google translate can put the post into English.

Imprint- The Professional Magazine for Student Nurses

ComPAWWsionate Care: Sarni Combines Nursing School with Research

"For Sarah, being involved with C-P.A.W.W. is more than just a nursing school endeavor. It is her way of giving back to military families and the country... 'We really have a lot to do. It's not just the canine aspect. It's a veterans' health initiative.'"

2014 ANA National Awards Ceremony Highlight Video

2014 ANA National Awards Ceremony Highlight Video

Dr. Krause-Parello was recognized by the American Nurses Association for her work. The above link takes you to the point in the ANA video where Dr. Krause-Parello is highlighted.

CU Connections

Five questions for Cheryl Krause-Parello

"Her dissertation examined how companion animals (dogs and cats) affected loneliness, social support and well-being in older adults. Over the past five years, Krause-Parello expanded her research to include 'human-animal interaction and stress biomarkers in vulnerable populations including military veterans and children of alleged sexual abuse.' Long-term, Krause-Parello hopes to find ways to use canines to moderate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on returning active-duty military members and veterans."

American Nurses Association New York

Nurses’ Convention Keynote Promotes Importance of Service Dogs

"Krause-Parello has worked widely in the field of animal/human interaction and is currently focused on research that measures the effect of service dogs on stress markers in veterans seeking palliative care. 'Many people enjoy relationships with pets, but with service animals we believe they can have a significant impact on improving care for veterans in the hospital and in their lives' Krause-Parello said. 'We are continuing to develop the evidence that service dogs are an effective intervention with the goal of getting service animals to more veterans.'"

CU Newsroom

Cheryl Krause-Parello: Recognized nationally by nursing colleagues

"Krause-Parello is widely known for improving the health of wounded warriors through animal-assisted interventions. She has built a portfolio of scholarship and advanced research measuring psychobiological outcomes of animal interaction among military veterans, culminating in October 2013 when she founded C-P.A.W.W. [...] Through this program, she has created a network of veterans' organizations and health care facilities to partner in her research and, based on her findings, to implement animal-assisted interaction to improve military health."


The American Nurse

Her innovative projects to improve health of veterans, wounded warriors

"Then as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continued [...] I wanted to do something to give back, especially to those who sacrificed so much for our freedom. I expanded my research to see if animal-assisted interventions can improve the health of military veterans. I'm really trying to build the science around the therapeutic use of animals, because once that happens, we can change public policy and make it an evidence-based, reimbursable treatment."

Pets in the City Magazine

Helping Our Heroes: Can Dogs Aid Returned Veterans?

"'Plenty of anecdotal evidence indicates that dogs help. Dogs are nonjudgmental and supremely compassionate,' says [Research Assistant, Jessica] Grey. 'The goals of the research are to provide objective data that indicate how canines relieve stress and to find the cases in which canines can be a reliable source of stress relief. Ultimately, we hope the data will make it easier for those need this kind of assistance to get it.'" (pg 16-17)

CU Connections

Man's best friend may actually help heal

"Animals have been serving humans for thousands of years, but scientific research indicates that they may also play a key role in healing, especially for those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Imagine hearing this from your provider: 'Play with your dog for two hours and call me in the morning.' Research by Associate Professor Cheryl A. Krause-Parello, PhD, RN, may lead to just that."

Orange County Register

Keeping stress on a leash

"There is evidence that interacting with and owning an animal can decrease certain stress markers. But there has not been much research about the effects of service dogs in improving the mental health of veterans with PTSD, nor enough research to define what a service dog is versus a companion dog, said Cheryl Krause-Parello, an associate professor in nursing at the University of Colorado."

ReadTheSpirit Online Magazine

Dogs, Bees and Us: Does "Lassie" reduce stress?

"If a lab analyzes your saliva for stress biomarkers, you'll find that they have fallen after watching the canine clip. Watching Lassie reduces stress. That's the conclusion of research conducted by Cheryl A. Krause-Parello, currently an associate professor at the University of Colorado [Denver] College of Nursing and Director of Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors- C-P.A.W.W."


University of Colorado Denver

A Veteran's Best Friend: Therapy and research with dogs help returning service members

"'Our instincts tell us that animals make a difference, that they have an effect on people they visit,' Krause-Parello said. 'But it's not enough to just say it happens. You need research and you need to measure the difference animals make.'"


USA Weekend

Why pets are good for us

"In recent years, research has demonstrated the healthful benefits of pets. Now, investigators are trying to figure out why pets are good for us. Krause-Parello, assistant professor and director of the Center for Nursing Research at Kean University in Union, N.J., learned that people feel better after watching a Lassie flick because their levels of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress, take a free fall."


Living Media

People On The Move: Cheryl A. Krause-Parello

"Their innovative two-year study, commencing at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD this summer, will explore how animal-assisted therapy may reduce the stress biomarkers present in saliva, such as cortisol and immunoglobulin A (IgA), in combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and combat-related traumatic brain injury. 'We will be looking to see if their stress indicators reduce, if blood pressure falls, if they look forward to the dog coming, and if there’s a lasting effect from the canine visitation. We will take the physiologic measurements before, after and 30 minutes after the canine’s visit, and compare the results to routine care. This is an investigation to see where this type of research can lead to,' Dr. Krause-Parello says."