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Continuing Medical Education Friday Noon Lecture Series
The Charles R. Drew University Office of CME provides excellent continuing medical education that will enhance the ability of faculty physicians and community physicians to provide patient care. The overarching goal of CDU CME is to improve physician competence and performance, to ultimately, improve patient care within underserved populations.
Charles R. Drew University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Many of our certified initiatives, however, target the entire healthcare team, and you can expect to learn from noted experts who are leaders in their fields.
September 2022 Presentations
Improving Paediatric HIV Care in Lusaka District, Zambia
Presented on September 16th by Sanika Chirwa, BSc (Pharm), MD, PhD, Meharry Medical College
Caring, Character and Practical Wisdom: A Novel Framework for Flourishing in Medicine
Presented on September 9th by Cheryl Maurana, PhD, Susan Cox, MD, and Kimara Ellefson, MBA, Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine
June 2022 Presentations
Building on the Legacy of Loretta Jones
Presented on June 24th by Kenneth Wells, MD, MPH, David Weil Endowed Professor, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neurscience and Behavioral Health, Center for Health Services and Research
Addressing Health Disparities for Older Adults
Presented on June 10th by Lisa Walke, MD, MSHA, Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
April 2022 Presentations
The COVID Pandemic - What Have We Learned
Presented on April 29th by Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health
Nutrition in Medical Education
Presented on April 22nd by Shanika Boyce, MD, MPH, Director, Service Learning and Pre-Clerkship Clinical Education, Director Longitudinal Primary Care Clerkship, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
The CDU Advantage: A Unique CDU Curricular Experience
Presented on April 15th by Steve Michael, PhD, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Why the Juvenile Justice System Works
Presented on April 8th by Anish Dube, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Charles Drew College of Medicine, Program Director, Psychiatric Residency Training
March 2022 Presentations
The Vanishing Borders Between Medicine, Business and Politics (Part 2)
Presented on March 25th by Woodrow A. Myers Jr., MD, MBA, Managing Director, Myers Ventures, LLC.
(Part 1 located in February 2021 Presentations)
Black Mental Health Matters
Presented on March 11th by Curley L. Bonds, MD, DFAPA, Chief Medical Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
February 2022 Presentations
2022 Child, Adolescent & Adult Immunization Schedule Updates
Presented on February 25th by Kim Moore, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP-C, Assistant Program Specialist, Los Angeles County Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program
Potential Contributions of Digital Technologies to Social Justice and Health Equity
Presented on February 11th, 2022 by Molly Coye, MD, MPH, MA, Executive in Residence, AVIA
January 2022 Presentations
December 2021 Presentations
November 2021 Presentations
Race and Kidney Function: The Fuss, Fuzziness, Fiction, Facts, and Fix
Presented on November 19th by Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief of Medicine, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Constance B. Wofsy Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
Partnering Across Sectors to Reduce COVID Health Disparities
Presented on November 12th by Mary A. Pittman, DrPH, President and CEO, Public Health Institute
October 2021 Presentations
Anita and Me: How Racial and Social Injustice Can Inspire Academic Activism
Presented on October 22nd by Gail Wyatt, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Director, UCLA Sexual Health Program, Director, Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities, Co-Director, HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and Trauma Training Program (HA-STTP), Associate Director, UCLA AIDS Institute
Health Disparities from a Health Care Perspective: Racism and Bias
Presented on October 15th by Eve Higginbotham, SM, MD, ML, Vice Dean for Inclusion and Diversity, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
The Pathology of Bias
Presented on October 8th by Roger A. Mitchell, Jr., MD, Chair of Pathology, Howard University College of Medicine
September 2021 Presentations
Educating Physicians for the Future: A New School’s Approach
Presented on September 24th by Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, Founding Dean and CEO, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
Intentionality: The Importance of Diversity in Leadership Then and Now
Presented on September 17th by Joan Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA , Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Professor of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH)
July 2021 Presentations
Presented on July 30th by Charlotte Yeh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services, Inc.
Public Health Equity: Strategies During a Pandemic
Presented on July 16th by Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, County Health Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Same Song, Different Melody: Lessons from Two Pandemics
Presented on July 9th by James E.K. Hildreth Sr., PhD, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Professor, Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College
April 2021 Presentations
Addressing Health Equity Through Advocacy: How Can I Change the World
Presented on April 30th by Nancy Oriol, MD, Faculty Associate Dean for Community Engagement in Medical Education, Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Medical Approach to International Travel
Presented on April 23rd by Celia Maxwell, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Associate Dean for Research, College of Medicine, Howard University
So Much Care, So Little Health: Improving Outcomes & Affordability in US Health Care
Presented on April 16th by Dana Gelb Safran, Sc.D., Senior Vice President, Value Based Care & Population Health, WELL Health, Inc.
Burnout: Challenges to Professionalism in a Pandemic, and Lessons Learned
Presented on April 9th by Christine Cassel, MD, Senior Advisor for Strategy and Policy, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
February 2021 Presentations
The Vanishing Borders Between Business, Medicine and Politics
Presented on February 26 by Woodrow A. Myers Jr., MD, Managing Director, Myers Ventures, LLC, Chairman of Board of Directors, Mozambique Healthcare Consortium
The Role of Female Headed Households Caring for Children and No Spouse in Gentrification in Los Angeles
Presented on February 12th by Jovita Murillo Leόn, MA, MPH, DrPH, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine/Community Faculty Program, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
January 2021 Presentations
Intersection of War, Migration and HIV/AIDS
Presented on January 29 by Bita Amani, PhD, MHS, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Public Health, College of Science and Health and Cynthia Davis, Hon. D.A.H., Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
COVID-19 Vaccine Communications & Resources
Presented on January 22nd by Naman Shah, MD, PhD, Medical Epidemiologist, Associate Chief, Healthcare Outreach Unit, Acute Communicable Disease Control Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
December 2020 Presentations
November 2020 Presentations
Tuberculosis (TB) and Xhosa Men in South Africa
Presented on November 20th by Joseph Daniels, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, HIV Research Cluster/Drew CARES, College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
October 2020 Presentations
Liaison Committee on Medical Education Update: Medical Education Innovation and Accreditation
Presented on October 30 by Barbara Barzansky, PhD, MHPE, LCME Co-Secretary, American Medical Association
Ethics in the Time of Pandemics
Presented on October 23 by Homero del Pino, PhD, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Designing and Implementing Randomized Clinical Trials (RCTs) in Drug Addiction Research
Presented on October 16th by Steve Shoptaw, PhD, Center Director, Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services
September 2020 Presentations
February 2020 Presentations
January 2020 Presentations
Healthcare for the Homeless
Presented on January 31st by Susan Partovi, MD. Medical Director of Homeless Health Care LA, and Emily Defraites, MD, MPH.
IT’S NOT A NSTEMI!
Presented on January 24th by Joanne Williams, MD, MAAEM, FAAEM. Former Adjunct, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
October 2019 Presentations
The Effects of Perceived Racial Bias within Medical Providers by Racial/Ethnic Patients
Presented on October 25th by Aziza Lucas Wright, MEd. Community Faculty, Instructor. Co-Chair, Division of Community Engagement.
Health Disparities and Equity in Kidney Disease
Presented on October 18th by Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA. Chief of Medicine, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
Constance B. Wofsy Distinguished Professor and Vice-Chair of Medicine, University of California San Francisco.
Integrated Health Care: Connections between Physical Illness and Mental Health
Presented on October 11th by Michele Nealon, Psy.D. President, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
September 2019 Presentations
CDU Panel on Why E-Cigarettes Are Bad For You - Dean's Lecture Series
Moderated on September 27th by Theodore C. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Medicine,Charles R. Drew University. Professor of Medicine, UCLA. Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine. Lead Physician, Endocrinology, MLK Outpatient Center
Senior Researcher: Friends Research Institute
Challenging Ethical Cultural Relativism
Presented on September 20th by Homero E. del Pino, PhD, MS. Associate Professor, CDU Psychiatry and Human Behaviors. Adjunct Associate Professor, UCLA Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences.
Follow Your Gut: IBD In Our Communities
Presented on September 13th by Maggie Weisberg, MBA. Executive Director, Greater Los Angeles Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation & Brooke Abbott, CEO. The Crazy Creole Mommy Life, Inc. Co-Founder, IBD Moms.
June 2019 Presentations
Invisible Men who have Sex with Men and Survival: From Practice to Research and Back Again
Presented on June 28 by John Schneider MD, MPH. Associate Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology. Director, Chicago Center for HIV Elimination. Medical Director, Howard Brown Health - 55th Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences University of Chicago
Race, Poverty, Childhood Trauma: Implications for Health Care Providers
Presented on June 21st by Denese Shervington MD, MPH. Chair of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean of Education, College of Medicine, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science.
Violence Prevention: Guns, Public Health and Health Care
Presented on June 7th by Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD. Dean, College of Medicine and Professor, Internal Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.
February 2019 Presentations
January 2019 Presentations
Cancer Disparities: Health Services Research, Policy Implications and Opportunities for Action South Los Angeles
Presented on January 25th by Roberto B. Vargas, MD, MPH. Assistant Dean for Health Policy and Inter-Professional Education. Director, Health Services Research and Policy Core, Urban Health Institute. Associate Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine
African American Faith-Centers' Screening Research and Community Cancer Conference Screening Awareness Data
Presented on January 18th by Aziza Lucas Wright, M.Ed. Faculty Instructor, Co-Chair, The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine. Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.
Current State of Facial Transplantation
Presented on January 11th by Indranil Sinha, MD. Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital.
November 2018 Presentations
October 2018 Presentations
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia: Biology, Treatment, and Opportunities for Novel Therapies
Presented on October 26 by Gary J. Schiller, M.D., F.A.C.P. Professor of Medicine. Director, Hematological Malignancies / Stem Cell Transplant Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Health Ambassador Program 2018
Presented on October 19, 2018 by Maro Kakousian of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles.
Under the Radar: How Hidden Thought Processes Affect Patient Decision-Making and Health Disparities
Presented on October 12 by Eric Houston, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
September 2018 Presentations
Can I get some help here?: Accessing Behavioral Health Resources in the LA County Safety Net System
Presented on September 28 by David W. Hindman, PhD, MA (Theology), Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science. Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California-Los Angeles. Director, Clinical Standards & Training, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC)
It Is Time to Open Our Eyes: Suicide Risk
Presented September 21 by Susan G. Igladoff, M.D., F.A.A.P, Charles R. Drew School of Medicine.
July 2018 Presentations
The Overwhelming Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases, Disorders and Injuries in Our Nation and in Our Community
Presented on July 13 by Eleby R. Washington III, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California Los Angeles. Lead Physician and Director, Orthopaedic Service, MLK, Jr. Outpatient Center. Director of Orthopaedic Service, MLK, Jr. Community Hospital.
June 2018 Presentations
Watts Community Studio: Preliminary Results
Presented on June 29 by Cynthia Gonzalez, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Jennifer Arias, Research Assistant; Maria Rosales, Research Assistant.
Supporting African American Churches to Promote Cancer Screening
Presented on June 8 by Aziza Lucas Wright, M.Ed. Instructor. Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Community Engagement Division, College of Medicine
Addressing Social and Health Disparities in Public Health Emergencies
Presented on June 1 by Maleeka Glover, ScD, MPH, CHES, CDR. US Public Health Service. Senior Epidemiologist and Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
January 2018 Presentations
Precision Medicine: Genomic Profiles to Individualize Therapy
Presented on January 26th by Oscar E. Streeter, Jr, MD, FACRO.
Second Annual COM Faculty Retreat
January 5th, 2018. COM Update. 9:00 –10:00.
CDU Faculty Workshop
January 5th, 2018. Medical School Profiles.
Evidence-Based Assessment: Envisioning the Future
Presented on January 5th by Miguel Paniagua, MD, FACP. Medical Advisor, Test Development Services. National Board of Medical Examiners. Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
A new curriculum for a new age
Presented on January 5th by Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, MACP. Professor of Medicine, Maxine and Eugene Rosenfeld Chair in Medical Education, Vice Dean for Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
COM Retreat Town Hall Discussion
January 5, 2018. Second Annual COM Faculty Retreat Town Hall Discussion.
December 2017 Presentations
November 2017 Presentations
October 2017 Presentations
Social and Environmental Determinants of Child Obesity: The Role of Fast Food Environments
Presented on October 27th by Emma V Sanchez-Vaznaugh, ScD, MPH. Associate Professor, Department of Health Education, San Francisco State University. Affiliated Faculty, Health Equity Institute, SFSU & Center on Social Disparities in Health UCSF
Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll... and Aging and HIV
Presented on October 13th by Homero E. del Pino, PhD, MS. Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behaviors, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
September 2017 Presentations
Public Health in Los Angeles County: Key Issues & Focus of Practice
Presented on September 29th by Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd. Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Patient Centered Care-PCC Model In Correctional Health
Presented on September 22nd by Muhammad A. Farooq, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAFP. Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Providing Quality Sports Medicine Care for Underserved & Minority Athletes: Is There a Level Playing Field?
Presented on September 8th by Lisa Barkley MD, FAAFP, FSAHM, FACSM. Program Director, Family Medicine Residency, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science
Community Based Opportunities to Address Health and Social Determinants: What's an FQHC?
Presented on September 1st by Helen M. DuPlassis, MD, MPH. Chief Medical Officer, St. John's Well Child and Family Center
July 2017 Presentations
Is it Good to Be King? Providing and Accessing High Quality Surgical Care on the MLK Campus
Presented on July 28th by Stanley K. Frencher, Jr, MD, MPH. Assistant Professor-in-Residence, UCLA Urology. Lead Physician, Urology Division, MLK Outpatient Center. Medical Director of Surgical Outcomes and Quality, MLK Community Hospital
The Racial and Geographic Disparities Associated with Exposure to CoccidioidomycosisEndemic Areas and Coccidioidomycosis-Associated Hospitalizations in California
Presented on July 14th by Bita Amani, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Science and Health and Paul Robinson, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Bang for the Buck: Value-Based Care
Presented on July 7th by Ellen Rothman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, MLK Jr. Outpatient Center
June 2017 Presentations
Psychiatry Update 2017
Presented on June 9th by Curley Bonds, Department Chair of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
March 2017 Presentations
Community Engagement in Context within Translational Research
Presented on March 24th by Cynthia Gonzalez, PhD, MPH, Assistant Director of the Division of Community Engagement, Assistant Professor for the MPH Program in Urban Health Disparities, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Novel Dual Cancer Stem Cell and Telomerase Targeting for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
Presented on March 17th by S. Steven Chung, PhD, Assistant Professor for the Division of Cancer Research and Training, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Research Ethics: How to Improve Participant Comprehension
Presented on March 3rd By Junko Nishitani, PhD, Director of the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Urban Health Institute
Presented on March 3rd by Keosha Partlow, PhD, MPH, Director of the Urban Health Institute, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
February 2017 Presentations
Visceral Pain and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Presented on February 23rd by Victor Chaban, PhD, MS, Professor, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and University of California, Los Angeles
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and the Core Competencies in Graduate Medical Education
Presented on February 17th by Sandra Gonzalez, PhD, Director of Graduate Medical Education, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Primary Care Development Corporation: Brief Overview
Presented on February 10th by Ruth E. Perry, MD, Chief Program Officer of the Primary Care Development Corporation
The Public Health Approach to Preventing Violence: A Retrospective
Presented on February 3rd by Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD, Dean and Professor, College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science