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Growing Pains

Medical student Maïté Van Hentenryck discusses her experiences as a disabled medical student in this JAMA opinion.

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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.

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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.

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Harmonious Hacking

The PeabodyHacks program challenges participants to consider how to address accessibility issues in music composition, performance, and education. Read the Hub article here.

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High Sights for Low Vision

Dr. Bonnielin Swenor, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins’ Wilmer Eye Institute, discusses her experience as a researcher with myopic macular degeneration.

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The Beautiful Epiphyte

Johns Hopkins University graduate student Anna Moyer writes about the challenges of navigating graduate school with an invisible illness in this Biomedical Odyssey Blog post.

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Clearly a Better Mask

Alums Allysa Dittmar and Aaron Hsu are reinventing the surgical mask to make quality health care accessible. Read the Johns Hopkins magazine article here.