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Charles Drew University and CommonSpirit Health Unite to Diversify Nursing Workforce
May 26, 2022
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and CommonSpirit Health are responding to the national nursing shortage through a new partnership that will grow and diversify the nursing workforce ... read more »
King Shares Insight on Voting Rights at Drew University Breakfast
March 31, 2022
Author and activist Shaun King offered unfiltered commentary on the state of voting rights and redistricting during the 7th annual President’s Breakfast hosted by Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU). ... read more »
CDU Receives $20 Million Donation from Philanthropist Scott
March 10, 2022
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has made a $20 million donation to Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in South Los Angeles, one of the nation’s four historically Black medical schools and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. ... read more »
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MacKenzie Scott Donates $20M to Charles R. Drew University
March 1, 2022
Novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has donated $20 million to Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles, it was announced today. ... read more »
L.A. Care Health Plan Commits $5 Million to a New Medical Degree Program at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
June 24, 2021
This new grant is a continuation of L.A. Care’s partnership with CDU through the Elevating the Safety Net initiative. With more than $8.4 million in funding from our initiative, CDU has awarded full scholarships to 16 medical students and has funded residents and faculty salaries while expanding its Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Programs. ... read more »
Top Crenshaw & Around Stories of 2020
December 31, 2020
These are the top stories of what happened in Crenshaw & Around this year. ... read more / view gallery »
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Joins National Coalition of Black Medical Schools and Health Professional Associations in Sending a ‘Love Letter to Black America’
December 3, 2020
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) is joining with the nation’s other three Black Medical Schools and numerous Black health professions associations in launching a campaign called “Love Letter to Black America, from America’s Black Doctors and Nurses.” This initiative is designed to begin a national conversation speaking directly to the African American community, particularly to address the challenges presented by COVID-19, and to enhance participation in vaccine clinical trials and vaccine acceptance. ... read more »
Mental Health Services in Medically Underserved L.A. Communities Gets Big Boost With $7.2 Million OSHPD Grant to Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
September 24, 2020
$5.5 million to support Psychiatric residency programs; $1.7 million for Public Mental Health Nurse Practitioners ... read more »
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Bloomberg Philanthropies Strives to Increase Black Physicians by Donating to Historically Black Medical Schools
September 10, 2020
Inequality in education is one of the most fossilized civil rights issues that one can still witness today. There is a lot of discourse and imbalance found in the unequal funding and lack of federal or state priority within community-driven colleges of color. Recently, there has been meteoric change in social awareness, which is bringing more light to the current state of the educational system for people within the Black Community. ... read more »
CDU Report Highlights Needs for Underserved Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic
July 2, 2020
The report was conducted on site with 27,133 COVID-19 tests, between April 8 and June 14, 2020. ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University’s COVID-19 Testing Site Offers Timely Community Services
June 4, 2020
The GIS team led by Dr. Paul Robinson, discovered that as recently as March, COVID-19 cases were predominantly centered in the more affluent areas of Los Angeles County. ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science receives 2021 Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Award for ‘Institutional Excellence’
April 30, 2020
Award provided from the Beyond Flexner Alliance recognizes outstanding leadership in promoting social mission in health professions education ... read more »
CDU Embarks on Bringing Historic Medical School to Watts-Willowbrook
April 9, 2020
The opportunity for this region to be a major training center for young physicians is an innovative game changer. ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University Cancels Spring Commencement, Considering Alternate Methods of Honoring Graduates
March 17, 2020
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) announced today that the 2020 spring commencement ceremony would be cancelled, due to public health guidelines to minimize large gatherings and groups during the coronavirus public health emergency. The University’s Commencement Committee, however, is exploring other ways to recognize graduates. ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University Moves Classes Online, Among Other COVID-19 Measures
March 14, 2020
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: ... read more »

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