Dr. Richard Slemons and Dr. Armando Hoet featured on WOSU

Panel discussion available online

Drs. Richard Slemons and Armando Hoet, both from the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, participated in a panel discussion at the Ohio State Barnes and Noble at the Gateway in February, where they described the real science in the newly published novel, The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley. This thriller, set in Columbus, Ohio, focuses on Ann Brooks, a suburban mom faced with ugly choices during a virulent pandemic. To understand the science behind the fictional - but very topical - situation, Buckley interviewed Drs. Slemons and Hoet, both of whom are faculty in Ohio State's Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases Program. She cites their input as foundational to the story. Buckley participated in the panel discussion with Drs. Slemons and Hoet, which was moderated by talk show host Ann Fisher of WOSU. The discussion was heard on "All Sides with Ann Fisher," on WOSU-AM, and also aired on WOSU-TV. To view the video of the panel discussion, click here. You will need to scroll down and click on play.

Posted:3/26/10

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Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.