Drew University honors five
“We honored these five because they are truly healthcare heroes, tireless [in their] efforts to help reduce health disparities in under-resourced communities”
(From left) Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Charlene Drew- Jarvis, Bebe Drew-Price, CDU President and CEO Dr. David M. Carlisle, Wilbert C. Jordan, M.D.; and Sylvia Drew-Ivie, J.D. Photo by Marcus Redd
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science honors ‘Legacy Leaders’ at 5th Spring Gala
LOS ANGELES — Five local healthcare champions, distinguished for their work in reducing health inequities in underserved communities, were honored by Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science at its 5th Annual Legacy Leaders Spring Gala, April 13 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The honorees were heirs of visionary Dr. Charles R. Drew: Bebe Drew-Price, Charlene Drew-Jarvis, Ph.D.; Sylvia Drew-Ivie, J.D.; and the late Charles Richard Drew, Jr.
Drew-Ivie, speaking for her siblings, noted her father’s unwavering commitment to improving health care services in minority communities and what the gala underscores.
“I think about the individuals that you are helping with your donations this evening,” she told the crowd “Because of you, they are able to realize their dreams. Thank you for your dedication and support.”
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chairman, who also serves as chair of the CDU Board of Councilors; and HIV/AIDS pioneer Wilbert C. Jordan, M.D., founder, and director of the Oasis Clinic and AIDS Program, and a 37-year CDC staff physician, also were honored.
“We honored these five because they are truly healthcare heroes who deserve to be recognized for their tireless efforts to help reduce health disparities in under-resourced communities,” said CDU President and CEO Dr. David M. Carlisle.
Proceeds from the event benefit student scholarships and CDU community pipeline programs, including the renowned Saturday Science Academy II, which encourages local students to excel in math, science, and technology.