New student-run Vet College blog lasers in on science


"A science blog straight from the students and trainees of Cornell Vet" has published its first post, "Science, not Silence," about the experiences of College of Veterinary Medicine students, staff and faculty members at the April 22 March for Science in Washington, D.C.

“It is important to connect scientists with the community and humanize scientists in a way that shows, ‘hey we are working for you!’” says Dr. Tisha Bohr, a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Molecular Medicine.

Said Sabrina Solouki, a second-year graduate student in Immunology and Infectious Disease, “The scientific enterprise forms the fulcrum of our economy, our health system and our society. We as scientists need to reinforce the message that federal investment in research does not just benefit the scientific community alone, but also benefits every resident of this country.”

Read the post, by doctoral student Divya Shiroor, here.

The blog's board of editors plans to write about research, clinical cases, scientists and clinicians at the college, and applications of the college’s work to improve the health and well-being of animals and people. "These behind-the-scenes stories offer a peek inside our College for aspiring Cornell veterinary and graduate students, animal lovers, and anyone who is curious about science," they wrote.