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    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
    9:45 AM BREAK
    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
    2:15 PM BREAK
    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​