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disparities by providing access to and delivery of healthcare services to underserved and under-resourced populations. CDU serves more than 600 students each semester on its beautiful campus located in the Watts-Willowbrook area of South Los Angeles. Minority students represent over 90% of CDU’s total enrollment, with African American student enrollment at more than double the national average (35% compared to 12% nationally). At Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, women make up 65% of the student population. Our Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing is housed within the newly erected $43 million state-of-the-art Life Sciences Research Nursing Education Building, which encompasses space for clinical research and support functions, provides clinical instruction in a simulation laboratory that maintains an OR suite, ICU beds, birthing room, and nurses’ station for a 12-bed medical-surgical unit. The College of Science and Health (COSH) is recognized regionally and nationally as an institution dedicated to educating and training students who become highly competent and compassionate health science professionals and sponsors opportunities in research, mentorship, and leadership. Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science performs high quality research that focuses on key health disparities issues. As of 2013, CDU boasts over $57 million in federal funding. The current endowment assets from research is over $70 million. In this regard, CDU has performed better than many larger institutions including several top rated public and private universities. Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science actively engages in the community providing clinical services, pipeline programs and organizational partnerships. CDU believes in empowering individuals by providing the resources and knowledge they need to make healthy decisions. CDU aims to empower the local community and improve the overall health of South Los Angeles and beyond. Through innovative programs and partnerships, we are providing the resources and knowledge individuals need to make healthy decisions. Our education, research and clinical services are all conducted in the context of community empowerment with an aim to close the gap in health disparities. CDU provides programs to educate the youth of our community to ensure their long-term success, health, and wellbeing. Community programs offered by CDU include: • Drew CARES • Drew University HIV/AIDS Education and Community Outreach Project • OASIS Clinic • SPECTRUM Community Services • MAALES — Men of African American Legacy Empowering Self • Heritage Education Group, CDU, Vermont Village CDC Farmers’ Market • Dolls of Hope Project • Annual KJLH Women’s Health Forum • Saturday Science Academy II • Project STRIDE (Students Training in Research Involving Disparity Elimination • STEP-UP (Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons) Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is committed to the recruitment, retention, and non-discrimination of a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. We continue to recruit faculty and staff that are committed to CDU’s mission, actively engaged in promoting diversity, and prepared to use their unique strengths to experiment and be innovative in the name of student success. For more information, go to S A L U D O S H I S P A N O S