Charles R. Drew University

Macedonia Baptist and Drew Child Development Corp. Host COVID-19 Pop-up Clinic

Charles R. Drew University and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles co-sponsor the community event During this unprecedented time of economic and racial unrest, the situation is compounded by daily media reports that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacted Black and Latino communities and these ethnicities are receiving COVID-19 vaccines at a dramatically lower rate than other communities. Being the pillars of the South Los Angeles community, Macedonia, Baptist Church, Drew Child Development Corporation, Charles R. Drew University and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles united to make a difference by committing to increasing vaccination access to those in underserved neighborhoods by sponsoring an innovative pop-up

39th Annual ABWP Benefit Event Was A Smashing Success

Undaunted by the current pandemic, the 39th Annual Charity and Scholarship Benefit presented by the Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP) maintained its anticipated aura of class and sophistication. The event paid tribute to the work of pioneering and modern-day black female physicians while conveying the all-important values of professionalism and community service.

L.A. County Gathering Additional Data on COVID-19 Impact by Race, Ethnicity

“The fact that many communities of color fare poorly in health outcomes, and are more susceptible to COVID-19, is not an accident,” Solis said. “Decades of institutional racism have made our communities more vulnerable, so we must consider this reality in our policy solutions. We need our public health experts to keep robust data collection on COVID-19 patients to ensure resources are distributed equitably to high-need areas.”

Charles R. Drew University Cancels Spring Commencement, Considering Alternate Methods of Honoring Graduates

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.

Schetema Nealy Becomes First African American Female to Earn Ph.D. in Chem from UNLV

Raised in San Bernardino, California by a single mom, with four other children, there wasn’t anything extraordinary about Schetema Nealy’s childhood, at least on the surface. Because, one would have to be at least a bit extraordinary to accomplish what she did recently, becoming the first African American female to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Sentinel recently caught up with Nealy to talk about her accomplishment and how it came to be.