April 11, 2008

Disability Mentoring Day set for April 16

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Joel Hardman, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology, Emeritus, right, talks with Gina Poe, Ph.D., and Jack Clark, Ph.D., at last week’s Joel Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Vanderbilt Medical Center will host about several job-seekers on April 16 as part of Disability Mentoring Day.

The event promotes career development for people with disabilities through job shadowing and hands-on career exploration.

This is the second year Vanderbilt has provided mentoring opportunities for the Nashville community.

“This program was so successful last fall, we did not want to wait until the year was over to host another event,” said Joanne Ball, Return to Work specialist for Vanderbilt.

National Disability Mentoring Day started in 1999 in Washington, D.C., with 36 participants.

It has since spread to every state, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and 14 other countries.