Workforce and Cultural Diversity: A Public Health Forum

April 24, 2007
7:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Opening
  • Rico Newman – Elder, Choptico Band of the Piscataway – Conoy Confederacy
8:10 AM Greetings and Welcome


  • Secretary John M. Colmers, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, Delegate, District 10, Maryland General Assembly
  • Marsha Bienia, Director, Center for Cancer Surveillance and Control, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Officiating - Michelle Gourdine, MD, Deputy Secretary, Public Health Administration, Maryland DHMH
8:30 AM Diversifying Medical Education
  • Jordan J. Cohen, MD, President Emeritus, Association of American Medical Colleges, Moderator
  • E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, University Maryland School of Medicine
  • Larry W. Laughlin, MD, PhD, Dean, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Janice E. Clements, PhD, Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
10:00 AM KEYNOTE: Cultural Competency Training: Best and Promising Practices
  • Robert C. Like, MD, MS, Professor and Director, Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
11:00 AM Patient-Centered Care and Health Disparities
  • Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
11:30 AM Race Relationships and Healthcare Disparities: Let’s Talk About It
  • Lisa A Cooper, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, Health Behavior & Society, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
12:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:00 PM Examples of Cultural Competency Education and Training Tools in Maryland
  • Olivia Carter-Pokras, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Associate Professor Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland, College Park
1:45 PM Cultural Competency Training: The Challenge and Promise of Participation
  • Carmen Tyler Winston, MHSA, BSN, Vice President, Quality Improvement Programs, Delmarva Foundation
2:30 PM A Health Professional’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care
  • Guadalupe Pacheco, MSW, Special Assistant to the Director, DHHS – Office of Minority Health
3:15 PM HELP!  Does Anyone Speak Spanish? Legal Requirements and Best Practices for Interpreting in Health Care
  • Marjory Bancroft, MA, Director, Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC
  • Darci L. Graves, MA, MA, Cultural Competence Training Manager, NetworkOmni Multilingual Communications
4:00 PM Summation and Adjournment​