On Midday today, we're marking the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday by 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.