Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Bloomberg Philanthropies Strives to Increase Black Physicians by Donating to Historically Black Medical Schools

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.

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.

Charles R. Drew University Hosts Homelessness Panel Discussion

Steve Lopez, award-winning Los Angeles Times columnist and author of The Soloist, provided the keynote address at a panel discussion Homelessness and the Public’s Health: A National Crisis and a Local Emergency at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science’s (CDU) fifth annual President’s Breakfast on Thursday, February 13, at the Marina Del Rey Marriott. The panel was moderated by CDU President/CEO Dr. David M. Carlisle and featured leaders in politics and public health who are noted champions of health equity and solving the rising issue of homelessness.

Top Music Exec, Noted Community Advocate and Leading California Hospital System to be Honored by Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) will host its seventh annual Legacy Leaders Spring Gala on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Marina Del Rey Marriott.  This year, the Gala will honor the accomplishments and contributions of Anthony Tiffith, CEO of Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), Timothy Watkins, President and CEO of the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) and Dignity Health, the event’s first corporate honoree. Proceeds from the Gala will provide funding for University scholarships and pipeline programs such as the Saturday Science Academy-II, which seeks to inspire students of color to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology,