Celebrating Women’s History Month
March is National Women’s History Month, and I am excited to kick off this celebration for the Johns Hopkins community. Across our institution, women have always played a crucial role in advancing scientific research, clinical care and education.
From the historical precedent set in 1893 that women should be admitted to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, to the hiring and promotion of women faculty members, to the many achievements led by women pioneers in the medical fields, Johns Hopkins Medicine would not be the remarkable institution it is today without women’s efforts.
Check out upcoming events this month, including the Mary Elizabeth Garrett Lecture on March 11th on the East Baltimore campus. You can also visit the Women in Leadership website to meet some of the women who are leading the way across Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Nominations for 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 of these awards will be recognized during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the month of May.
Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty, staff and learners who meet the following criteria are eligible to be nominated:
• Self-identify as a member of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
• Make outstanding contributions to the field of health care and/or surrounding Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
• Are employees or learners in good standing
• Have been employed for at least one year
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 May.
Please take a moment to nominate a deserving colleague for this award. The nomination period will run from March 2, 2020 to March 27, 2020.
New Policy: Prohibiting Discrimination by Patients Against Employees
To School of Medicine faculty
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