Tag: Charles R. Drew University
Blacks with a college-education were significantly more likely than their educated White peers to be in jobs that exposed them to second-hand smoke. This health hazard has been shown to increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
A new agreement between historically Black, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles and the Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, has established joint education programs that aim to increase the number of physicians in underserved areas in the United States.
Dr. Spellman served on the faculty at the medical schools of Howard University, Charles R. Drew University, the University of Southern California, UCLA, and from 1978 to 2004 at Harvard Medical School.
The Men of African American Legacy Empowering Self (MAALES) program engaged Black men in small discussion groups on safe sex practices for men who had sex with both women and men. The discussions also included culturally relevant discussions that were centered upon Black men.
Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
The former congressman and lieutenant governor of California served as the director of the Urban Health Institute at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles.
The program, which has produced 61 graduates over the past four years, has received accreditation for five years from the Council on Education for Public Health.
He has served in a number of leadership posts in higher education, most recently as chair of the board of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.