11/28/13: Thanksgiving Day - University closed
11/29/13: Day After Thanksgiving - University closed
12/1/13: World AIDS Day
12/3/13: #Giving Tuesday: Launch of CDU "Mission Makers" Annual Campaign
12/7/13: Project Santa Claus
12/23/13 - 1/1/14: Winter Break - University closed
Save the Date:
CDU Legacy Leaders Spring Gala
“Honoring Legends - Championing Our Mission”
April 24, 2014
We all had a great time triaging patients and shadowing physicians. Some students even had a chance to interview and perform a physical exam on our patients!
Lillie Celestine retired from last month after serving the University faithfully in the Accounts Payable Department for 24 years. On November 15, her colleagues recognized Lillie’s career in a jovial and reflective celebration.
John Geraghty presented Lillie a gold gift card donated by her colleagues, and James Main presented Lillie with an award of recognition on behalf of Charles Drew University. Colleagues from several departments throughout the University stood to share experiences working with Lillie, express their appreciation for her service, send her the best wishes for the future. We thank Lillie for her dedicated service.
|"Successful Aging: Successful for Whom?"|
Dr. Shirley Evers-Manly and Dr. Ebere Ume and students William Chou, Cecille Basilio, Mberi Ndukwe, Augustine Kehinde and Adrienne Hollingsworth-Martinez attended the Gerontology Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana from November 20 to 24.
They also participated in a symposium entitled "Successful Aging: Successful for Whom?" in collaboration with the UCLA School of Nursing faculty and students. CDU nursing alumnus Sharon Cobb gave a presentation entitled “Unsuccessful Aging in Minority Groups as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?” and CDU nursing faculty Dr. Ebere Ume presented “Successful Aging: African American Post-Caregivers Experiencing Post-Caregiving Transition”.
|Remembering Mitchell Spellman|
We are saddened to inform the CDU community of the passing of Mitchell Spellman, MD, PhD. Dr. Spellman was the Founding Executive Dean at CDU who served at CDU from 1968 to 1976. Photos of Dr. Spellman are featured in the Cobb Building lobby as well as a painting in the Cobb Student Lounge. A funeral service was held on November 23rd in Bethesda, Maryland. Please keep the Spellman family in your thoughts and prayers.
Join the Student National Medical Association in participating in the 19th Annual Project Santa Claus on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 11am to 3pm. In past years, the CDU community has donated hundreds of toys to needy families. Fore more information, contact Ashanti Fisher, Medical Student Affairs Coordinator, at (323) 563-4952 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|"Finding Our Theoretical Voice" Conference|
The Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing (MMDSON) at Charles R. Drew University sponsored a nursing conference, “Finding Our Theoretical Voice” on November 6 at the Keck Auditorium. The conference was attended by over 140 participants including students, alumni, community and nursing leaders, nurse educators, and retired nurses from surrounding organizations, hospitals, and universities.
Conference keynote speaker Dr. Sallie Tucker-Allen presented a riveting discussion on minority faculty challenges in higher education, encouraging faculty and students to work together in an empowering manner. The conference featured several collaborative agencies including Dr. Shirley Evers-Manly, Interim Dean, MMDSON, Dr. David Martins, and student video presenters from CDU; Dr. Harriet Aronow and Dr. Bernice Coleman from Cedar Sinai Hospital; and Dr. Linda Phillips from UCLA. One of the many highlights of the conference was the contribution of two world-acclaimed nurse theorists, Sister Callista Roy and Dr. Betty Neuman.
The conference culminated with the announcement of a $500,000 campaign to establish the Dr. Sallie Tucker-Allen Cultural Diversity Endowed Chair by the Vice President of Strategic Advancement, Ms. Angela Minniefield. Once implemented, the Endowed Chair will provide funding for faculty development to advance the knowledge of cultural diversity as it affects nursing practice, education, research and administration.
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