Comment on "service Dogs and Safety in Academic Laboratories"

Joey Ramp, Coltan G. Parker, Justin S. Rhodes, Pat Malik

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Increasing diversity and inclusion in science means making change, and making change means overcoming new challenges. The paper entitled "Service Dogs and Safety in Academic Laboratories"opens an important discussion on this topic. However, certain statements in the paper appear to perpetuate a negative bias concerning the inclusion of people with disabilities in science. In this letter, we explain this sentiment and, then, go on to examine and respond to the statements in question.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-251
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 12 2021


  • Administrative Issues
  • First-Year Undergraduate/General
  • Graduate Education/Research
  • High School/Introductory Chemistry
  • Laboratory Instruction
  • Laboratory Management
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making
  • Safety/Hazards
  • Second-Year Undergraduate
  • Upper-Division Undergraduate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Education


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