Drew University Names New President
The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science last week named Susan Kelly, an Australian-born psychologist, as its new president, the Los Angeles Times reports. Kelly, currently a vice president at the Council for Adult and Experimental Learning in Chicago, is the first woman and nonminority to serve as president of the medical school.
Kelly said that she would work closely with Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center CEO Antionette Smith Epps and that she plans to strengthen the university's ties with the South Los Angeles community. Kelly also plans to improve recruitment and retention of faculty members and examine the hospital's finances.
King/Drew and the university are working to regain accreditation in several residency programs (Keller, Los Angeles Times, 3/18).
KPCC's "Talk of the City" on Monday included an interview with Kelly about her background and her plans to reorganize the university (Rabe, "Talk of the City," KPCC, 3/20). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.