On behalf of the “JH Needs U” campaign we present “Lessons from the effects of the pandemic on disabled trainees” a listening session and panel event hosted by the EASM committee’s Erica Avery and Nicole Pannullo and moderated by Dr. Bonnielin Swenor, Director of Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center. This event was originally held April 13 & 14, 2021, but we chose to only record the first portion. Summary slides of the event presented to the Masters/PhD committee are available above. Thank you to the COVID-19 Wellbeing grant for funding this project. A recording of the event is available here: Attachments – OneDrive (sharepoint.com)
Expanding Accessibility in Neuroscience Through Speech-to-Text Technologies
Dr. Tilak Ratnanather, associate research professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, discusses how speech-to-text technology benefits people with hearing loss in this Society for Neuroscience article.
Disability Health Research Center Webinar: COVID-19 and Disability
Webinar about COVID-19 and Disability featuring Justine “Justice” Shorter, Monica Schoch-Spana, Valerie Novack, and Dr. Bonnielin Swenor. View full video here.
Medical student Maïté Van Hentenryck discusses her experiences as a disabled medical student in this JAMA opinion.
Disability Health Research Center Webinar: 30 Years of ADA
Webinar celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act featuring Catherine Axe, Gloria Ramsey, Sabrina Epstein, Aaron Hodukavich, and Bonnielin Swenor. View full video here.
Announcing the Meyer-Beers Essay Contest Winners
Read a blog post about the Meyer-Beers essay contest here.
Meyer-Beers Essay Contest Winners
Read the winning entries of the Meyer-Beers Essay contest and learn more about the winners on the Disability Health Research Center site.
Disabled Nurses Find Covid-19 Silver Lining; Hope For More Inclusive Future
Andrea Dalzell, Ryann Kress and Lindsey Runkel discuss their experiences as nurses with disabilities in this Forbes article.
Diversity Leadership Award Winners
Johns Hopkins professor Dr. Bonnielin Swenor and Anna Moyer received acknowledgement from the Diversity Leadership Council for their disability-related advocacy. Read the Hub article and announcement from the Diversity Leadership Council.
School of Nursing Receives $4.3M Grant to Launch Disability Center
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing recently received a $4.3M grant to launch a national center to improve care for people with disabilities. Read the full announcement here.