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August 7, 1991 | JANNY SCOTT, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Dr. Reed V. Tuckson, the outspoken former commissioner of public health for Washington, D.C., and an advocate for improved health care for the disadvantaged, has tentatively agreed to become president of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Watts.
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November 1, 1993 | GAYLE POLLARD TERRY, Times Editorial Writer
Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center sits squarely in Watts. The emergency room handles more than 100 gunshot wounds every month. Dr. Reed V. Tuckson, president of the adjacent Charles R. Drew University of Medicine, chooses to work on the front lines. The 42-year-old internist is also front and center in the debate over health-care delivery. He served on President Clinton's health-care task force. Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Drew while formulation health-care reform.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1993 | GAYLE POLLARD TERRY, Times Editorial Writer
Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center sits squarely in Watts. The emergency room handles more than 100 gunshot wounds every month. Dr. Reed V. Tuckson, president of the adjacent Charles R. Drew University of Medicine, chooses to work on the front lines. The 42-year-old internist is also front and center in the debate over health-care delivery. He served on President Clinton's health-care task force. Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Drew while formulation health-care reform.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1991 | JANNY SCOTT, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Dr. Reed V. Tuckson, the outspoken former commissioner of public health for Washington, D.C., and an advocate for improved health care for the disadvantaged, has tentatively agreed to become president of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Watts.
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August 28, 1994 | ERIN J. AUBRY
Free vaccinations for children ages 2 and under will be given from noon to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at First African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd. The daylong immunization program is part of the "Give Your Child a Shot at Life" campaign. The nationwide effort by the National Congress of Black Churches' Community Renewal Initiative aims to protect black children from illnesses once thought to be eradicated, including polio, tetanus, whooping cough and measles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1998
Three business leaders and a corporation will receive the 1998 Life Enrichment Awards from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science at a ceremony Thursday in Beverly Hills. The school, based in Willowbrook, will honor the recipients who "contribute to creating environments in which individuals are inspired or empowered to take control over their own lives and create healthy communities," said W. Benton Boone, interim university president.
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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.
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December 31, 1992 | DUKE HELFAND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1996 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nicolaus Copernicus. Galileo Galilei. Sir Isaac Newton. Jennifer Rene Obakhume. Jennifer who? In truth, Jennifer Rene Obakhume does not yet qualify to be listed among history's leading scientists. But if the 8-year-old student at the Saturday Science Academy near Watts lives up to her dream, she'll make the list. "I'm going to go to Neptune and come back with a cure for cancer," said Jennifer, a student at Highland Elementary School in Inglewood who is in her first year of the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1996 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nicolaus Copernicus. Galileo Galilei. Sir Isaac Newton. Jennifer Rene Obakhume. Jennifer who? In truth, Jennifer Rene Obakhume does not yet qualify to be listed among history's leading scientists. But if the 8-year-old student at the Saturday Science Academy near Watts lives up to her dream, she'll make the list. "I'm going to go to Neptune and come back with a cure for cancer," said Jennifer, a student at Highland Elementary School in Inglewood who is in her first year of the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1996 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Medi-Cal policy chief told more than 400 community health activists Thursday that problems had developed with Los Angeles County's bid for $364 million in federal aid for its hospitals and clinics, but declared that he still expects the request to be approved by the Clinton administration. Ben Thomas, of the state Department of Health Services, said the problems center mostly on the county's lack of a concrete plan for restructuring.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1996 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A long-running struggle for control of troubled Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center's busy emergency room escalated Thursday after county doctors received job applications from a private medical group that wants to take over the heart of the county's second-busiest trauma center. The letters sent to the doctors' homes say that California Emergency Physicians Medical Group anticipates contracting with the hospital to provide "emergency services in the near future."
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