I am the Disabilities contact. I am in touch with individuals both on campus and in the community who are active and interested in the disability arena. I am also very interested and involved with all kinds of outreach activities, both in the community and within the University. I am part of the Ann Arbor Public Schools' Partners in Excellence and a member of the Community Health Committee. I also work with the UM Council for Disability Concerns and with the UMHS Diversity Awareness Committee on a regular basis. I have taught sessions on good consumer health information at the Ann Arbor District Library and at the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living.
My background consists of academic work in English and French literature, an all-but dissertation Master's in English literature, a Master's in Library Science and lots of experience in both general and medical editing. I was once the Associate Editor of two editions of "The Encyclopaedia of Information Systems and Services," with Anthony T. Kruzas, and have held a variety of positions in editing medical transcription throughout the years.
I have served as the Chair of the Neubacher Award Committee for the past three years. It is a subgroup of the Council for Disability Concerns that each year recognizes those in the UM community, including alumni/ae, who have raised awareness about disability issues. I am also a member of the all-campus Integrated Disability Advisory Committee, a Wellness Champion for the Health Sciences Libraries, and a "big blogger."