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”

Disability Pride Month is here! Get ready for a Fireside Chat with author of “Demystifying Disability”, Emily Ladau

This month is Disability Pride Month and our student-run EASM Committee here at Johns Hopkins in collaboration with Hopkins Student Disability Services will be hosting a Fireside chat with author and disability advocate Emily Ladau! Here is more information about the eventDemystifying Disability: A Fireside Chat with Emily Ladau Date: July 19 from 12:00 noon toContinue reading “Disability Pride Month is here! Get ready for a Fireside Chat with author of “Demystifying Disability”, Emily Ladau”

Using The Matrix to explain my chronic pain

“What is real? How do you define real? If you’re talking about what you feel, taste, smell, or see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.” -Morpheus, The Matrix In rewatching the original Matrix trilogy in preparation for the new movie, I was struck by the allegory the first movie made forContinue reading “Using The Matrix to explain my chronic pain”

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”