Join us for the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center Seminar Series in Disability Health Research! Seminars are hosted on Zoom every Thursday from April 4 to May 9 from 3:30pm-4:30pm ET.  Registration is required. CART and ASL interpretation will be provided. We are excited to host disability health experts each week! Please email [email protected] for accessibility Continue reading “”

Register here to join the Johns Hopkins Congressional Briefing on Disability held on Thursday, July 20th at noon ET, moderated by the Disability Health Research Center Founder and Director, Dr. Bonnie Swenor. Johns Hopkins is hosting a series of congressional briefings, and you can learn more here. This event features a panel including: Discussion topics Continue reading “”

Next Thursday, July 27th from 1:00 to 1:00 PM ET, The Social Security Administration (SSA) is hosting a virtual roundtable discussion about how the disability determination process could be improved.  The session will be opened by the SSA Commissioner, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. An invitation from the SSA is below and you can register at Continue reading “”

Beginning June 5th, 2023, the Disrupting Ableism and Advancing STEM Summit, led by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, addressed disability inclusion and access in the sciences. Five videos are available, including the initial in-person event, Creating Disability-Inclusive Workforces and Workplaces, Fostering Effective Mentorship in the STEM Ecosystem, Cultivating Accessible Educational Pathways and Continue reading “”

The Equal Access in Science and Medicine committee is pleased to welcome Dr. Raven Baxter to present our Spring 2023 lecture on Monday May 15th from 5:00–6:00 PM in both the Chevy Chase Auditorium (masks required) and via Zoom. Dr. Baxter, also known as Raven the Science Maven, is a science communicator, molecular biologist, STEM educator, and advocate for Continue reading “”

Join us Thursday, May 4th at 3:30 ET for our second webinar of the Disability Seminar Series, hosted by the Disability Health Research Center and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. “Ableism in Medicine: Understanding How Implicit Bias and Disabled Oppression Contribute to Health Disparities” will feature guest Yomi Sachiko Wrong, Health Equity Advocate Continue reading “”

Join the upcoming workshop hosted by the NIH on addressing ableism in medicine and clinical research. Our director, Dr. Bonnie Swenor, will speak at this event. Further information and registration available here. April 27-28, 2023 (10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Sponsor/Co-Sponsor(s) National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), NICHD; Trans-NIH Medical Rehabilitation Coordinating Committee, Office of the Continue reading “”

Announcing the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center Public Transit #DisabilityDashboard Public transit websites can help ensure people with disabilities have equitable access to transportation. Online information about transit accessibility features and rider accommodation options is necessary for many people with disabilities to plan and prepare for transit travel. But too often, this information is not available or is Continue reading “”

Toolkit Flyer Alt text: Flyer for the Toolkit for Developing Accessible Scientific Meetings and Conferences by the Disability Health Research Center and the International Network of Visually Impaired Scientists and their Allies. Includes tips for as you plan, at the event, and what to require from presenters. Full toolkit at QR code embedded. Full Continue reading “”

Save the date for the Disrupting Ableism and Advancing STEM: A National Leadership Summit on June 5th.  This event aims to draw diverse leaders – from academia, professional organizations, advocacy sectors, philanthropy, industry, and government agencies. The intended audience spans those new to disability inclusion to seasoned practitioners. This summit will launch a series of virtual events that dig deeper into Disrupting Continue reading “”