Nola Carter is a leading advocate for CDU and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital.
Today, there is no greater champion for health care in South Los Angeles than Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
The Charles R. Drew Medical Society was the force that created of the University after the Watts Revolt and is now instrumental in providing scholarship support to CDU students.
From University leadership to the top health care post of the United States, Dr. David Satcher is committed to improving public health policy and eliminating health disparities for underserved communities.
A trailblazer for African Americans in the medical field, Dr. Leroy Weekes was a leader in the movement to open Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.