Statistics and Highlights

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science performs high-quality research that focuses on key health disparities issues. The University has had tremendous growth in research along with an increase in its annual research funding.

The Charles R. Drew University Research Enterprise is dedicated to closing the gap on health care disparities among underserved and ethnic minority populations and so much more. The important work done by our researchers brings attention to health issues and diseases that disproportionately affect minorities and the poor. Diabetes, hypertension, cancer, reproductive health, chronic kidney disease, neuropsychiatric disorders and HIV/AIDS are just a few of the areas where Charles R. Drew University researchers, faculty and staff members make a difference. Our nationally and internationally renowned researchers are breaking new ground, integrating research advances into the basic sciences and setting new standards in healthcare disparities research for underserved communities.

Highlights (FY 2016-2017)

  • Since 1995, CDU has received 804 distinct awards with funds totaling $555,804,392 from multiple federal divisions within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
  • Over 80M in Endowment Funds from NIH.
  • In the 2017 fiscal year, CDU was awarded 42 new/continuation awards and received over $12M in funding. CDU faculty published 82 papers and submitted 59 grant applications to various funding agencies worth $61 million

IRB and ARC Approval Counts

FY 2016-2017

  • Non-exempt studies:  59 submissions approved
  • Exempt Determinations:  9 submissions acknowledged
  • Reliance agreement:  10 submissions acknowledged

FY 2015-2016

  • Non-exempt studies:  55 submissions approved
  • Exempt studies:  7 submissions acknowledged
  • Reliance agreement:  8 submissions acknowledged