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Disability Mentoring Day

Dome Volume 60 Number 10
December 2009
Disability Mentoring Day

For the second straight year, as part of its mission to support diversity in employee recruitment, Hopkins Hospital and several affiliates recently played host to job seekers with disabilities. In East Baltimore, six people with disabilities were matched with mentors from various departments to introduce them to their line of work.

Pictured here, Velma Harris, who is visually impaired, gets a crash course in admissions from assigned mentor Marcia England, adult emergency department admitting expediter, and from patient service coordinator Nadir Abdullah. Though vacancies are currently only at five percent in most positions, disability case manager Jenny Morgan says that could change, particularly in frontline jobs.

“Our point,” she says, “is to build a bridge for people who are often overlooked because of their disabilities and offer them guidance for potential internships and job openings.”

Back to current diversity stories

George Dover

“We are leaders and we need to be a leader in diversity.”

-George Dover, Director
Department of

Edward Miller, CEO

“Research in corporate America shows that diverse teams—those with people of different races, genders, ages and ethnic or socioeconomic backgrounds—are more innovative and productive than homogenous ones, provided that each person’s contributions are sought out and included. That’s our challenge.”

-Edward Miller,
former dean/CEO


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