On Midday today, we're meeting some local examplars of the MLK Day of Service ethic who've taken the lead in efforts to make Baltimore a better place to live.
In the second of three conversations today, Tom talks with Dr. Douglas Robinson, a professor of cell biology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Eleven years ago, Dr. Robinson launched the Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine (CSM), a program that works to support interest and achievement in STEM fields among low-income students of color, from middle- and high school age through the college years. Also joining Tom in the studio is Michelle Colbert, a graduate of Arizona State University and now a second-year medical student at Johns Hopkins, who completed a 2-year post-baccalaureate research internship at Hopkins through CSM's Doctoral Diversity Program.
This conversation was live-streamed on WYPR's Facebook page. Watch the video here, beginning at 14:08 and continuing until 29:00 into the stream.