Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) joins a growing list of higher education institutions in moving from in-class instruction to online learning, to comply with public health guidelines to minimize large gatherings and groups.  Among other measures CDU is implementing:

–          Cancelling all non-essential travel.

–          Cancelling both the Legacy Leaders Spring Gala, the University’s main annual fundraising event and Jazz at Drew, CDU’s long-time fall community concert.

–          Suspending the University’s noted STEM program for elementary and high school students, the Saturday Science Academy II.

–          Cancelling all on-campus meetings by external organizations and declining to host any other meetings until further notice.

These actions will remain in effect through at least the end of spring semester.

Dr. David M. Carlisle, president of Charles R. Drew

“As a health professions university, we take very seriously the health and welfare of our students, faculty and staff—as well as the Los Angeles community as a whole,” said Dr. David M. Carlisle, President and CEO of Charles R. Drew University.  “These are small contributions to the public health that we can make to help get COVID-19 under control.”