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February 23, 1996 | TIM MAY
Cal State Northridge's new W.E.B. duBois-Fannie Lou Hamer Institute for African American Achievement is gearing up for its first major event, a two-day conference in April. The institute's director, Barbara Rhodes, is calling for input now from community leaders. "It's a call for any groups or organizations who have an interest in or are involved in programming that supports African American youths," said Rhodes, a CSUN professor of Pan-African studies. "We're seeking their participation."
July 28, 1995
Calling for a "miracle of responsibility," officials at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center on Thursday staged a rally appealing for the additional public funds the county needs to prevent an estimated $20.6 million in anticipated cuts to outpatient care at the Willowbrook hospital. Dr. Reed Tuckson, president of Charles R.
July 4, 1996 | From Associated Press
Bodybuilders already believed it, and science has finally proved it: Steroids make big muscles. But researchers found no evidence that steroids make users prone to outbursts of anger known as " 'roid rage." The carefully controlled study showed convincingly for the first time that a few weeks of male sex hormone injections substantially beef up arms and legs and increase strength. Men who exercised and took steroids for 10 weeks put on an average of 13 pounds of virtually pure muscle.
October 31, 1996
A Long Beach housing project on Wednesday became the unlikely home of the nation's first telemedical clinic specializing in virtual eye exams. With the opening of the eye clinic at the Carmelitos public housing development, low-income residents will be able to have their eyes examined by a doctor 20 miles away through the use of two-way interactive video and audio equipment. A technician will transmit pictures of the patient's eye to doctors at the Charles R.
December 27, 1992 | DUKE HELFAND
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, one of only four medical schools operated by African-Americans in the United States, is attempting to raise $11 million over the next three years to expand its research and training facilities. Doctors say the university's ability to serve the growing medical needs of the African-American community will depend in part on the success of the Capital Campaign.
November 29, 1999 | ROSIE MESTEL
World AIDS Day on Wednesday marks the kickoff of the Los Angeles "HIV. Live With It. Get Tested!" campaign for youth at risk for infection with the virus. The campaign aims to encourage children and young adults ages 13 to 24--especially those from underserved minority groups--to get free, anonymous HIV testing and counseling at one of dozens of testing sites in the L.A. area. Early testing is important, medical experts say.
April 30, 2004 | Mitchell Landsberg, Times Staff Writer
A top official at the university affiliated with Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center said Thursday that the school had agreed to eliminate all but eight positions on its 23-member board of trustees to help reform the troubled institution. Dr. Carole Jordan-Harris said the board of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science agreed to the change last week. Once the board has been reduced to eight members, it will begin adding an undetermined number of new trustees.
November 29, 2006 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday authorized health officials to negotiate nearly $100 million in contracts to help overhaul Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center during the hospital's downsizing, including up to $85 million to subsidize as many as 90 beds for county patients at nearby private hospitals. King/Drew, near Watts, is shifting specialty medical services and hospital management to Harbor/UCLA Medical Center near Torrance.
Despite the inclusion of a few well-known outsiders and styles ranging from bop to reggae, the opening day of the Jazz at Drew festival had a definite West Coast flavor. Los Angeles-based performers, many with international reputations, predominated in the fifth annual fund-raiser for the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science held Saturday on the grounds of the King-Drew Medical Center.
July 8, 1996
The Los Angeles Local Initiatives Support Corp., well known for aiding affordable housing projects, is now helping four nonprofit community groups develop health care programs that will provide affordable medical care--and jobs. This new support for health care services is a logical extension of LISC's approach to rebuilding disadvantaged communities block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood.
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