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Welcome Letter from Dr. Sherita Hill Golden

Introducing the new Chief Diversity Officer for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Read the Welcome Letter

Dr. Sherita Hill Golden


As we face this unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we would like to highlight available resources for our Johns Hopkins employees and within our community.

• JHM Internal Staff Resources
• JHM Internal Clinical Resources
• Johns Hopkins Children’s Center resources for families: click here
• Johns Hopkins Community Resources

JHM Office of Diversity & Inclusion Achievers Award

We are pleased to continue the Achievers Award Program recognizing and highlighting underrepresented minorities across Johns Hopkins Medicine who exemplify excellence and exhibit our Johns Hopkins core values. Recipients will be recognized during LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June.

Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty, staff and learners who meet the following criteria are eligible to be nominated:

• Must be of the LGBTQ+ community
• Employed at Johns Hopkins for at least 1 year
• Must be in good standing (attendance and good performance evaluations)
• Must exemplify JHM core values
• Demonstrates contributions to the communities they serve and/or represent
• Contributes to the healthcare field and/or their surrounding communities

Award recipients will be profiled on the Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion website, on Inside Hopkins, and at signature Employee Resource Group events during the month of June.

Please take a moment to nominate a deserving colleague for this award. The nomination period will run through April 30, 2020.

Commemorating Deaf History Month: March 13th - April 15th

Deaf History Month celebrates deaf history and, in particular, contributions made by the deaf community and the hearing impaired to American culture and society.

Deaf History Month recognizes three major events for the Deaf community:

• April 15, 1817, which established the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut, the first permanent school for persons who are deaf in the United States."
• April 8, 1864, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the charter for Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, the only university in the world designed to accommodate students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
• March 13, 1988, the Deaf President Now protest for Gallaudet University to be led by a president who is deaf.

New Policy: Prohibiting Discrimination by Patients Against Employees

To School of Medicine faculty

Dear Colleagues,

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, we are committed to providing patient care in a manner that respects each patient’s right to be an active participant in his or her treatment. While adhering to high patient care standards remains a priority, we are also committed to protecting faculty, staff, residents, postdoctoral fellows and students from discrimination by patients/health care decision-makers.

With this goal in mind, a new patient discrimination policy will go into effect on March 1st for all employees of Johns Hopkins Medicine. To help you understand and communicate the policy to your team members, see Prohibiting Discrimination by Patients Against Employees Policy (ADMIN027): Key Points for Staff.

1. Prohibiting Discrimination Policy 2-14 2020
2. Prohibiting Discrimination by Patients against Employees Policy
3. 2/5/20 Webinar: Prohibiting Discrimination
4. FAQ



About Us
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion amplifies Johns Hopkins’ capacity for first-rate medicine by ensuring that all patients are welcome, all faculty, staff, and learners are respected and that equity is paramount.

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Assisting the world’s best doctors, nurses, staff and students, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides resources to help our employees connect with patients, collaborate with coworkers and cure disease.

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Our Diverse Community
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers tools for the celebration of culture and heritage and opportunities to engage with our diverse communities.

Profiles in Johns Hopkins Diversity

Learn more about just some of the people who make Johns Hopkins diverse and great.

View Profiles in Johns Hopkins Diversity

Dr. Watkins

Henrietta Lacks | Her Impact and Our Outreach

Inclusion is in our DNA | Johns Hopkins Founding Letter

A Journey in Harmony