Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence (ODCC)
Dr. Brian K. Gibbs, Associate Dean for Diversity and Cultural Competence, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine, serves as project director for the UHRP. Dr. Gibbs is responsible for overseeing contractual agreements. Dr. Gibbs will ensure diversity and inclusion of the Planning Committee with representation from JHU faculty, staff, students, residents from across the East Baltimore Campus and Bayview, along with patients or residents from across the community of East Baltimore. Also, Dr. Gibbs will be responsible for monitoring program implementation, marketing activities, and evaluation of overall community response to the UHRP.
Chief medical consultant
Malcolm V. Brock, M.D., a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins General Surgical residency program and the Johns Hopkins fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, is a specialist in thoracic oncology, and is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology at Johns Hopkins. In addition to clinical thoracic oncology, his clinical interests include surgery for palmar, axillary and pedal hyperhydrosis. Dr. Brock will work closely with the UHRP Curriculum Development Committee to establish a straightforward and culturally relevant educational program to meet a live on-air programming format. With support from Dr. Gibbs and other members of the planning committee, Dr. Brock will assist with routine data collection to assess and monitor program effectiveness and impact.
The UHRP planning committee consists of faculty and staff from the SOM, Government, Community, and Public Affairs, Marketing and Communications, JHHS and Bayview, SPH, the Latino Faculty Group, and residents of East Baltimore Community. We are currently seeking support from the Urban Health Institute, the School of Nursing, and Department of Social Work within the Johns Hopkins Health System. The Planning Committee is responsible for assisting program development and implementation, identification of speakers and resources, as well as monitoring program effectiveness and impact.
WOLB radio station 1010 AM
WOLB, a Radio One station, reaches African Americans interested in empowering and improving their community through gathering information and discussing ideas. The station features round-table discussions with its listeners about current news, political, health, business, and family issues that are likely to evoke creative discussions not heard anywhere else. Plus, every hour, WOLB presents news broadcasts to keep listeners up-to-date on fact breaking news stories, while discussing them in-depth during the hour. Radio One is one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African Americans and urban listeners.
Mrs. Wenda Royster will serve as the host of the Breaking It Down: Our Health Our Way radio program. Mrs. Royster, who currently hosts the Bon Secours radio show “In the Know” on WOLB, has over 10 years of experience in the field of Radio and Television. She has hosted or co-hosted various Television shows such as “Say Baltimore” on Fox 45 Baltimore and morning fashion segments on WJZ Channel 13 Baltimore. She has hosted teleconferences for the Department of Health and Human Services, organized numerous social marketing campaigns (Smoking Cessation, HIV Testing/Prevention, Obesity, Immunizations for Seniors, and Take Your Loved One to the Doctor Day) using radio, TV, and outdoor advertising for the Baltimore City Health Department, ABC, and various other community based organizations.