Monday, March 21, 2011  

Harawa Chosen for Humanitarian Honor

Nina T. Harawa, an assistant professor and researcher at the Charles Drew University, received recently a humanitarian award and medal of honor from a Los Angeles non-profit group.

In the Meantime Men's Group Inc., a community group that explores the needs of African American men, in particular, among homosexual men of color, bestowed the award to Dr. Harawa. The presentation was made at the group's 11th Annual Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser. Themed "Life Beyond Measure," the event was held at the Vintage Hollywood Private Club in Los Angeles.

Dr. Harawa received an award named for the late Kevin Spears. He was an community activist in Los Angeles, who dedicated his life to educating and eliminating HIV/AIDS from the African American community. The organization described the prize as a way to recognize a person or group that champions a cause or human rights issue in order to help others in a positive way.



For more information, please contact:
Daryl Strickland

Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science
Telephone: (562) 229-4924


About Charles 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 550 medical doctors, 2,500 post-graduate physicians, more than 2,000 physician assistants and hundreds of other health professionals.  The only dually designated Historically Black Graduate Institution and Hispanic Serving Health Professions School in the U.S., CDU is recognized as a leader in translational and health inequities research, specifically with respect to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental health, and HIV/AIDS.  Recently, the CDU/UCLA medical program was named the “best performer” in the University of California System with respect to producing outstanding underrepresented minority physicians by the Greenlining Institute.  For more information, visit .


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