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Nominations Open for Disability Employment Awareness Awards

In October, NIH will observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which celebrates workers with disabilities both past and present and emphasizes the importance of inclusive policies and practices to ensure that all Americans who want to work can work and have access to services and support to enable them to do so. 

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is seeking nominations for the Disability Champion Award and Disability Ally Award. These individuals should be exemplary in advancing the disability community in research or making NIH a more welcoming environment. The awards are open to all NIH employees and fellows. 

Nominations should be made to the disability engagement committee no later than Friday, Sept. 6 by visiting

Awardees will be honored during the first annual EDI Cultivating Inclusion: Honoring NIH Champions and Allies of Disability award ceremony on Oct. 24.

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The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

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