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July 2016


CDU News July 2016: From Loss to Triumph, Students, Staff, Faculty and the Community Work Through Challenges--Together

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(Continued from page 3) On-Site Admissions Works for CDU!

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On-Site Admissions Works for CDU! Continued from CDU News 2016 ...and Professor Eugene Hasson, respectively; were on hand to process the applicants. Of the 46 guests in attendance close to 25% of them were conditionally accepted to either the Bachelor of Science in BioMedical Sciences or the Radiologic Technology Program. Since then, the Admissions Department has hosted a group of students from the Social Justice Learning Institute and the Greater Zion Church Youth Group 2408. These are some of the events which precede the upcoming fall “recruiting season“ which begins at the end of August and continues through November.


Drug Abuse Conference

Dr. David Satcher, former US Surgeon General to Keynote 11th Drug Addiction Preferences will be given to abstracts related to the themes of the Symposium.

The event will be held at the Keck Lecture Hall, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, 1731 E. 120th St., Los Angeles, CA 90059.

Registration begins at 7:30am.

Attendees are asked to register by August 3, 2016 at https://redcap.cdrewu.edu/surveys/?s=hvrUpm. For questions, contact Dr. Theodore Friedman, Program Director of the Diversity-Promoting Institution Drug Abuse Research Program (DIDARP) (R24DA017298), which has been funded by the National institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) at drugabuseresearch


A Note from Katherine Russell

Continued from page 2: CDU Librarian Archives 50 Years of CDU Scholarly Contributions A note from Cathy Russell: A word from Kathy: The EndNote library is an ongoing project. I have references that haven't been added and are not part of the documents in the LibGuide. I've gotten publication lists from several faculty members, and this is helpful in identifying new references to add. I've only included references you've published for the year you've been at CDU. If you want to see which of the references I have in the EndNote library or send me the publication list from your CV (along with the dates you've been at CDU), email me at katherinerussell@cdrewu.edu.


Welcome to Dr. Jinny Oh, Dean of Student Affairs

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She completed her Doctorate inHigher Education Administration and Leadership from the Rossier School of Education at USC.

She has experience working with high school students, undergrad and graduate students, under-represented minority students, as well as non-traditional students.Dr. Oh believes that her experience at various institutions has afforded the opportunity to interact with students of varying cultural backgrounds, enabling her to recognize their diverse needs and to facilitate the integration of their backgrounds with their educational settings.

She has been involved in every aspect of the students' college career, from recruitment, transitional assistance, and retention efforts and played a crucial role in the success of diverse student population. Dr. Oh has collaborated with the student government association and their leaders integrating volunteer services, academic support network, peer mentorship opportunities, providing academic, leadership and social opportunities to empower them to bring positive learning outcomes. Dr. Oh believes in supporting and cultivating a student-success model, educating the student as a whole person in academic, personal, and social growth.She has worked at various institutions such as UCLA, USC Keck School of Medicine, University of Redlands, Loyola University of Chicago, and the IL Institute of Arts.

Dr. Oh's expertise in college recruitment, transition programs, student services, student counseling and scholarship selection played an important role in helping diverse student populations, specifically the under-represented students. She hopes to contribute to CDU, Student Affairs Division by actively and collaboratively serving as a senior administrator,whose mission encourages, supports and facilitates successful student learning outcome.

She has also been very active volunteering as a board member, mentor and search committee members for various, and diverse scholarship organizations. For many years, she has mentored numerous students as they navigate through their college, grad school and career choices. She is married and has 1 son and resides in LA. She loves cats and her hobbies include playing piano and photography.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 & Friday, August 12, 2016

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
CDU: CELLS (Community Engaged in Learning Life Science) Seeking Justice

In March of 2015, President Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative, an effort that seeks to tailor treatment based on genes, lifestyle and environment. The launching of this initiative has elevated discussion on patient empowerment, epigenetics and bioethics. The 1st annual Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) CELLS (Community Engaged in Learning Life Sciences) Seeking Justice is a unique workshop that provides an opportunity for CDU and King/Drew High School students to learn about and understand genomics, health disparities, and the ethics of personalized medicine as revealed by the remarkable story of Henrietta Lacks and insightful breakout sessions that will integrate academia, clinicians, community and policy.

The workshop will include an engaging exploration of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Precision Medicine, Bioethics and the Achievement of Health Equity,“featuring best selling author Rebecca Skloot, along with the Lacks Family and CDU Researchers and Faculty. Skloot and the Lacks Family will introduce the CDU campus and surrounding community to the woman behind HeLa cells, the children who survived her, and will examine the intersection of race, poverty, and scientific ethics in one of the most important medical discoveries.

Day 1 (8/11) is open to the CDU & King/Drew High School community along with community members and community organizations. Day 1, will include: Read More

book signing by best selling author Rebecca Skloot, along with the Lacks Family.

Day 2 (8/12) is for CDU Students & High School students to engage in workshops onPrecision Medicine, Bioethics and the Achievement of Health Equity by CDU Researchers and Faculty members. Read More

Our University has evolved and grown, shaped by the needs of the community it serves. Located in the Watts-Willowbrook section of South Los Angeles, the institution benefits from its location and the corresponding diversity. Following nearly a decade of community-based advocacy for improved medical services, Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School was incorporated in August of 1966. In response to the lack of adequate medical facilities in the area, the institution later became a University and changed its name in 1987 to reflect its expanded academic role and identity. The University is named in honor of Dr. Charles R. Drew, a brilliant African-American physician, famous for his pioneering work in blood preservation. His dedication to learning and sharing knowledge to benefit mankind is the inspiration for the University.

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian, medical and health sciences institution. Located in the Watts-Willowbrook area of South Los Angeles, CDU has graduated more than 550 medical doctors, 2,500 post-graduate physicians, more than 2,000 physician assistants and hundreds of other health professionals. CDU has earned designation as a minority-serving institution by the U.S. Office of Civil Rights, and its College of Medicine (COM) is recognized by the Department of Education (DOE) as a Historically Black Graduate Institution (HBGI as designated by Title III B). The University is a charter member of the Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of Hispanic people through research initiatives, training opportunities, and academic development. CDU's mission is to conduct education, research and clinical services in the context of community engagement to train health professionals who promote wellness, provide care with excellence and compassion, and transform the health of underserved communities.

CDU has evolved and grown, shaped by the needs of the community it serves. The institution benefits from its location and the corresponding diversity and complexity of its population by creating an academic environment unlike any other. Following nearly a decade of community-based advocacy for improved medical services, Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School was incorporated in August of 1966. In response to the lack of adequate medical facilities in the area, the institution later became a University and changed its name in1987 to reflect its expanded academic role and identity. The University is named in honor of Dr. Charles R. Drew, a brilliant African-American physician, famous for his pioneering work in blood preservation. His dedication to learning and sharing knowledge to benefit mankind is the inspiration for the University.

 

The University strives to improve the health status of underserved communities through innovative biomedical research, and progressive health policies. By maintaining and expanding relationships with local medical schools, research institutions and community-based organizations, Charles R. Drew University is focused on eliminating the health disparities by providing access to and delivery of healthcare services to underserved populations.

The text has been incorporated into the Medical Ethics and Health Law Course of the PA Program. Will also incorporate into future seminars.

Web:www.cdrewu.edu/cells

VENUE CONTACTS
KatayounMoini, Director& Asst. Professor
College of Science and Health
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
Cell:562-208-1604 /Tel:323-563-5882
katayounmoini@cdrew.edu


Dr. David Satcher, former US Surgeon General to Keynote 11th Drug Addiction Symposium at CDU August 5th

Also:Wilson Compton, M.D., M.P.E.
Deputy Director, National Institute of Drug Abuse

The 11th Drug Abuse Research Symposium will be held Friday, August 5, 2016 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU).   The keynote speakers will be David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., Founder and Senior Advisor of Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, 16th US Surgeon General and Wilson Compton, M.D., M.P.E., Deputy Director, National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). Themes include prescription drug abuse, marijuana legislation and electronic cigarettes.

As part of the Symposium, slots for presentations by junior researchers have been reserved in the broad field of substance abuse. Read more here.

Approximately 4 abstracts will be selected for oral presentations and up to seven abstracts will be selected.  Preferences will be given to abstracts related to the themes of the Symposium.

The event will be held at the Keck Lecture Hall, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, 1731 E. 120th St., Los Angeles, CA 90059. Registration begins at 7:30am.

Attendees are asked to register by August 3, 2016 at https://redcap.cdrewu.edu/surveys/?s=hvrUpm. For questions, contact Dr. Theodore Friedman, Program Director of the Diversity-Promoting Institution Drug Abuse Research Program (DIDARP) (R24DA017298), which has been funded by the National institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) at drugabuseresearch@cdrewu.edu.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Charles R. Drew University at (323) 563.9349.

ABOUT CHARLES R. DREW UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE

CDU is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian, minority-serving medical and health sciences institution. Located in the Watts-Willowbrook area of South Los Angeles, CDU has graduated more than 575 medical doctors, 2,700 post-graduate physicians, more than 1,200 physician assistants, 615 nurses and hundreds of other health professionals.
CDU is a private non-profit student centered University that is committed to cultivating diverse health professional leaders who are dedicated to social justice and health equity for underserved populations through outstanding education, research, clinical service, and community engagement.

For more information on CDU admissions, visit our website http://www.cdrewu.edu/.

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