Disability Champions, Allies To Be Honored, Oct. 24
NIH recognizes October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which was established in 1988 by Congress to raise awareness about disability employment issues and the many varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year, NIH’s theme is “Impacting Scientific Discovery Through Disability Inclusion” to celebrate people with disabilities, past and present, who have made an impact towards scientific discovery.
NIH’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion wants to show its appreciation for disability champions and allies by recognizing them for their work on removing workplace barriers. EDI will present the Disability Champion Award and the Disability Ally Award to honor those who encourage others by their example and demonstrate unconditional commitment, compassion and understanding towards the disability community, as well as those who bring more of themselves into the workplace to make it more inclusive.
Awardees will be honored during the first annual awards ceremony, Cultivating Inclusion: Honoring NIH Champions and Allies of Disability, on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Natcher Conference Center, balcony B from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.