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Hunter’s Heart Foundation Plans DMD Conference

The life-altering effects of duchenne muscular dystrophy will be explored at Hunter’s Heart DMD Conference on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 4560 Sunset Blvd., in Los Angeles.

Can AirPods Serve As Hearing Aids?

Some commercial earbuds can perform as well as hearing aids. The result, presented in the journal iScience, could help a large proportion of people with hearing loss access more affordable sound amplification devices.

Dr. Cheeks is a National ‘GEM’ In STEAM

Since starting her career journey in the chemical industry while at Southern University and A&M College, Dr. Loretta H. Cheeks has defiled many odds for what is possible for a lifelong career doing what she loves and being who she is. She wears her overcoming many odds success stories as a badge of honor considering the struggles her ancestors bared to make it possible for her to be here today. 

Scientists New Discovery Can Help Cure Lupus

Scientists who studied a young lupus patient discovered a gene mutation that may lead to the development of better, more detailed treatments for the incurable autoimmune disease.

CDU Receives $20 Million Donation from Philanthropist Scott

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.

Company Will Pay You $125 to Participate in Research Project

Evitarus, a Black-owned Los Angeles-based public opinion research firm, is surveying African Americans in California to gauge opinions on healthcare and racism. The goal of the project, the company says, is to gather data that can influence healthcare policy. 

NAACP President Discusses Biden Administration Appointees and the Impact of COVID Black Americans

The NAACP’s mission is that everyone receives the facts they need to make the best decisions for their families and communities while the fight against the pandemic goes forward, said NAACP president Derrick Johnson. Johnson appeared for a live interview with the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s morning news program, “Let It Be Known.”

NAACP Launches ‘COVID. KNOW MORE’

The NAACP has commissioned proprietary research, which will be featured and updated bi-monthly, taking a consistent pulse of Black America’s status and progress as we collectively progress toward full recovery. African Americans surveyed have expressed ongoing concerns about the vaccines, the rise of COVID-19 variants, public adherence to guidelines, jobs availability, safely returning to work and other factors affecting their daily lives. The key learnings from this exclusive polling will serve to fill in the information gaps, and further strengthen our communities as they build back given the expressed need for reliable updates on the factors impacting their daily lives over the coming year.

Dr. Esther Obeng: At home in her lab at St. Jude

Apart from the science and medicine, there’s another reason Esther Obeng, M.D., Ph.D., has found a home at St. Jude. After arriving, she learned about the research hospital’s history as the first fully integrated children’s hospital in the South and about its continuing focus in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.

OP-ED: Black Americans and COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Black Americans have to be involved at all levels of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot afford to be silent, detached, denied, or prevented from being at the decision-making tables in terms of COVID-19 public health policies, research, clinical trials, remedies, and vaccine development. Our lives and future are at stake.