Office of Disability Resources to host lecture on understanding disabilities in research

On April 12, the Office of Disability Resources in Educational Services for Students (ESS) will host a symposium examining the importance of recognizing and understanding disability in clinical practice and research.

“The Intersection of Disability and Health Sciences” symposium targets health-science students and faculty, providing tools to enhance the quality of their own practice and the experience for their patients. The symposium will address the stigma of mental health and “invisible disabilities,” public health prevention, the ethics of genomic technologies, and disability from the perspectives of the practitioner and patient. The symposium also will highlight the importance of inclusive research and resources available to individuals with disabilities.

The symposium will take place in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Robbins Building T301 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Speakers include:

  • Aaron Goldenberg, Department of Bioethics
  • Umair Malik, University Hospitals, Primary Care
  • Lisa Meeks, Case Western Reserve Disability Resources
  • Erin Moran, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
  • Ann Williams, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  • Charley Willison, Public Health Program

Contact Disability Resources with any questions about the event at 216.368.5230.