When I Talk About the Pandemic, I am Ghosted

Originally posted on Sun Requiem:
I’ve been posting about the dangers of long covid, and the fact that the pandemic continues to disable and kill thousands of people each day. People get awkward about it. They leave me on read, they stop engaging, and I feel like I am speaking to the void. I know…

An interview with Dr. González Fernández, MD, PhD, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

The following is a transcription of an interview between Lisa Young of Equal Access in Science and Medicine and Dr. Marlís González Fernández of Johns Hopkins Medicine LY: You joined the [Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation] Department as a faculty member in 2004 and have been here for 18 years. Why did you choose Johns HopkinsContinue reading “An interview with Dr. González Fernández, MD, PhD, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine”

Ways to get involved during Disability Pride Month at Johns Hopkins

Show your solidarity with Disability Pride buttons found across campus and Daily Grind will be give a 10% discount on coffee at the MRB/Ross and Armstong locations. Taharka Bros is also giving a 10% discount at all 3 Baltimore locations. Participate in the #DisabilityPride2022 Twitter campaign. Register for a Fireside Chat with Emily Ladau July 19,Continue reading “Ways to get involved during Disability Pride Month at Johns Hopkins”

We held a disability-themed Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on International Day of People with Disabilities, Dec. 3, 2021

This past Dec. 3, 2021 EASM held its first annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in conjunction with 500 Women Scientists and sponsored by the Disability Health Research Center. Read more about it HERE in the Hopkins News-Letter and read some quote excerpts below about the event (and be sure to be on the lookout for the returnContinue reading “We held a disability-themed Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on International Day of People with Disabilities, Dec. 3, 2021”

Erica Avery wins National Disability Employment Awareness Month Achiever’s Award!

Erica Avery maintains a leadership position in Equal Access in Science and Medicine Committee, an organization dedicated to students with disabilities at the schools on theEast Baltimore campus. The group has held book clubs, documentary watch parties, social events, a celebration for the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and seminar series givenContinue reading “Erica Avery wins National Disability Employment Awareness Month Achiever’s Award!”

Lessons from the effects of the pandemic on disabled trainees

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 heldContinue reading “Lessons from the effects of the pandemic on disabled trainees”

Expanding Accessibility in Neuroscience Through Speech-to-Text Technologies

Dr. Tilak Ratnanather, associate research professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, discusses how speech-to-text technology benefits people with hearing loss in this Society for Neuroscience article.

Announcing the Meyer-Beers Essay Contest Winners

The JHSPH Mental Health Grad Network and the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center announced the winners of the Meyer-Beers Essay Contest, which aimed to crowdsource innovative ideas for recruiting and retaining students with mental health conditions.