National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 2023


October 11, 2023


Inclusion Rounds with Ola Ojewumi

Oct 11, 2023, 12:00 p.m. PT via Zoom

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October 12, 2023


Writing from Both Ends of the Stethoscope: Surviving Medical Illness and Medical Training

Oct 12, 2023, 5:30 p.m. PT via Zoom

In "Writing from Both Ends of the Stethoscope: Surviving Medical Illness and Medical Training", psychiatrist and poet Celeste Lipkes will use poems from her new book Radium Girl to explore the challenges of navigating medical training as a person with chronic illness. We will think together about childhood trauma, the strengths and challenges of entering medicine as a person with health challenges, and ways that institutions can recruit and support trainees with illness and/or disability.  

Celeste Lipkes is a psychiatrist, patient, and writer whose debut poetry collection, Radium Girl, was published this spring by the University of Wisconsin Poetry Series. Prior to medical school she completed her MFA in poetry at the University of Virginia. She works as a staff inpatient consult psychiatrist at the Charles George VA Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.

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October 18, 2023


Disabled Isn’t a Bad Word: A Workshop on Disability, Advocacy, and Community

Oct 18, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. PT via Zoom

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This workshop is the first workshop hosted by the Disability Staff Forum on disability in the workplace. In this workshop, all Stanford employees are invited to learn more about the history of disability advocacy in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, especially in the workplace, the disability community at Stanford, and supportive resources available to folks throughout and beyond the accommodations process. From this and future workshops, attendees will also become comfortable with engaging in disability advocacy.


October 24, 2023


Ivory Tower to Implementation: Community Engagement in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Initiatives

Oct 24, 2023, 8:00 am - 9:00 am PT 
CAM Grand Rounds Room, 453 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA

Initiatives originating in academic medical centers often occur without full partnership of key stakeholders, including members of target populations. This talk will describe how community engagement processes can be utilized to advance new programs and research studies in both hospital and community settings, with an emphasis on initiatives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


November 3rd, 2023