Sampson the PPE Lab Assistant Dog
In the labs of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a golden retriever lab assistant, dressed in full PPE sits in a white lab coat, safety goggles and shoes. Sampson is a service dog who helps his owner Joey Ramp, a neuroscientist who suffered traumatic brain and bodily injuries following a horse riding accident in 2006. Following the accident, Ramp was inspired to study the human brain and now has Sampson alongside her in the laboratory.
The 21st spoke to Ramp about how Sampson is doing, pursuing neuroscience and how Sampson helps in the lab.
Joey Ramp, a neuroscientist at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a disability advocate and owner of Sampson, a golden retriever service dog
@sampson_dog and I will be live this morning on the @21stShow with @BrianMackey from 11:35-11:59 CT US to talk about Sampson and our mission to make #science and laboratory’s accessible to service #dog handlers. pic.twitter.com/fVdQHqyRVt— Joey Ramp (@JoeyRamp) March 25, 2021
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