Tag: Charles R. Drew University

Higher Education Does Not Protect Blacks From Environmental Hazards at Work

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.

Charles R. Drew University of Medical Science Teams Up With Medical School in Dominica

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.

In Memoriam: Mitchell Wright Spellman, 1919-2013

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.

University-Developed Intervention Reduces Unprotected Sex Among Bisexual Black Men

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.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

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.

In Memoriam: Mervyn Malcolm Dymally, 1926-2012

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.

Master’s of Public Health Program at Charles Drew Receives Accreditation

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.

M. Roy Wilson Named to a Key Post at the National Institutes of 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.

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