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Volume 60
Number 10
December 2009


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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.”

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Tied Up for a Good Cause: For the 14th consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center will get a boost, thanks to the Jos. A. Bank Clothiers’ Miracle Collection, neckties designed by eight pediatric patients. For the first time, Jos. A. Bank will be selling the ties in their stores nationwide. The young patients were asked to draw one of their favorite things. From crabs and giraffes to sailboats and Santa, this year’s collection offers something for everyone. Miracle Ties are available at Jos. A. Bank Clothiers stores and online at



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