Trish Zornio is a scientist and lecturer in behavioral neuroscience and research methodology at the University of Colorado Denver. Trish Zornio is a scientist and lecturer in behavioral neuroscience and research methodology at the University of Colorado Denver. She has worked for some of the nation's top universities and hospitals and has focused her personal efforts on enhancing the intersection of science and policy, as well as women in STEM. Zornio is an avid rock climber and was a 2020 candidate for the U.S. Senate in Colorado.Zornio is an avid rock climber and was a 2020 candidate for the U.S. Senate in Colorado.
Vaccines for kids are coming but they can’t be rushed
By: Trish Zornio - September 3, 2021
For weeks, questions from concerned parents have poured in: Why isn’t the COVID-19 vaccine approved for children under age 12 yet? When will a vaccine for children be available? Can the vaccine be given off-label? These are all good questions, and the answers aren’t easy. After the SARS-CoV-2 virus was identified in late 2019, clinical […]
Masks off: The nuance behind the CDC’s controversial decision
By: Trish Zornio - May 21, 2021
In other times, a “masks off” announcement might have been celebrated. Instead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stepped straight into controversy. The confusion was palpable. Debates immediately spun out over whether the CDC’s decision to remove masks was backed by science. Some experts quickly condemned the decision. The largest nurses’ union came out […]
What is a modRNA vaccine?
By: Trish Zornio - December 18, 2020
The first COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized for emergency distribution, yet only 58% of Americans are willing to take it. It’s like racing to build Apollo 11, but Neil Armstrong refused to get on board. Who doesn’t want to go to space? This is where the scientist in me gets giddy, because with a little […]