Recognize champions of disability issues

July 16, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Creating a youth summer camp where medical care is built in. Designing architectural solutions to improve building access. Fostering partnerships, between undergraduate engineering students and clients with physical impairments, to invent new products.

These are a few examples of the work celebrated by the James T. Neubacher Award. Established by the university’s Council for Disability Concerns in October 1990, the award is a memorial to James T. Neubacher, a university alumnus and columnist for the Detroit Free Press who advocated for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.

Nominations are now being accepted for 31st annual James T. Neubacher Award

The award is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, alumna or alumnus for achievements in: 

  • Promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities
  • Advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities
  • Removing barriers to full participation for people with disabilities

The award is sponsored by the U-M Council for Disability Concerns, the Office of Institutional Equity, University Human Resources, Michigan Medicine, and the Office of the President.

Celebrate passionate advocates for people with disabilities by making a nomination by August 5. 

Learn more and make a nomination.