Navigation Links
Charles Drew University executive vice president selected to be Research!America ambassador
Date:1/16/2009

LOS ANGELESJanuary 16, 2009Research!America honored Dr. Keith C. Norris, the executive vice president for Research and Health Affairs at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, by naming him an "ambassador" for the nonprofit organization's Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research.

The Rogers Society, named for the late Florida Congressman Paul G. Rogers (1921-2008), a champion for health research and Research!America chair emeritus, advocates for greater U.S. investment in research to fight diseases that disproportionately affect the world's poorest nations.

Norris is among 25 new ambassadors for the Rogers Society. They will join 50 of their peers in Research!America's Rogers Society in a united effort to build a national conversation around the value and importance of U.S.-funded global heath research.

These prominent advocates include experts in pediatrics, nursing and dentistry and specialize in critical areas, such as neglected and emerging tropical diseases, tuberculosis and polio. They were selected by an advisory council comprised of renowned leaders in science, public policy and communications, including four Nobel Laureates.

Together with their peers, they will meet with policymakers to make the case for an increased U.S. investment in global health research.

"These ambassadors will be exceptional leaders in advocacy. Their example will serve as an inspiration for every global health researcher," said the John Edward Porter, chair of the Rogers Society Advisory Council and Research!America board. "Paul Rogers' spirit lives on through the work of each of these ambassadors. As he often said, without research, there is no hope."

Dr. Norris is the second Rogers Society ambassador from Charles Drew University. Dr. Eric Bing, CDU's director of International HIV programs, served in the same capacity two years ago.

"I see our nation reasserting itself as a global leader in unity with other nations through the promotion of health and wellness," Dr. Norris said. "Ultimately, it is service informed by research and driven by passion that will be the key to our success."

Dr. Norris is board certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Nephrology and certified as a specialist in clinical hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology and an active member of the National Kidney Foundation. He is also a member of the National Institutes of Health Study Sections (NCRR & NIDDK) and the NIH-NCRR Clinical Research Working Group.

Dr. Norris' research interests focus on the prevention and early treatment of chronic kidney disease, with an emphasis on improving outcomes for African-American and Latino populations. Other areas include the role of vitamin D in chronic kidney disease, calcium management in end-stage renal disease and hypertension. He is currently a principal investigator on four National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants and co-investigator on several others.


'/>"/>

Contact: John Mitchell
johnmitchell@cdrewu.edu
323-563-4981
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Charleston Laboratories, Inc. Phase I Clinical Trial
2. Dr. Charles Kennedy, Vice President of Health Information Technology for WellPoint, Inc., to Present Today at The 4th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress (WHIT v.4.0)
3. Charleston, S.C., Market Integration Likely to Drive Physician Groups to Seek Health System Affiliation
4. College of American Pathologists Selects Charles Roussel as Its New Executive Vice President
5. Foundation Radiology Group Announces Multi-Year Deal with Charles Cole Memorial Hospital
6. The Hope Clinic in Charleston, SC invests in technology to prevent vision loss in patients
7. [video] Charles Fust, CEO of SinoFresh HealthCare, Inc. Discusses Preliminary Test Results From In Vivo Pilot Study on WallSt.nets 3-Minute Press Show
8. WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 is On Your Side With Healthy Living For Kids; Free Immunizations for Children on Sunday, August 24 at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
9. Peter Ell receives SNMs Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award
10. Advertising Hall of Famer Charles D. Peebler Receives Honor for Work Supporting Cure for Progressive Supernuclear Palsy
11. Charles D. McCrary Joins Southern Research Institute Board of Directors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Charles Drew University executive vice president selected to be Research!America ambassador
(Date:3/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... announces today that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) will acquire QuikClot® ... Western Pennsylvania. , The program, developed in association with efforts by the American ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... leading physicians, Paul Yost, will begin serving as new board chair for Orange ... month. Yost will serve the remainder of soon-to-be former chair Mark Refowitz’s term, ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... In its ongoing effort to educate consumers ... and published an informational resource that addresses frequently asked questions. , “ ... site’s team of third party administrator (TPA) contributors regularly receives as employers, benefit ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) , ... March 28, ... ... expert, Dr. Carson Liu of SkyLex Advanced Surgical, Inc. is thrilled to offer ... newest gastric balloon procedure, and this procedure adds to SkyLex Advanced Surgical’s ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... ... a common and unwelcomed occurrence in people of all ages, genders and ethnicities. Dermatologist Dr. ... of dealing with excess skin oil. “Oily skin is a challenge to many of my ... the oily shine while keeping the skin fresh and clean,” says Dr. Au. , What ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... 27, 2017   Pulmatrix, Inc . (NASDAQ: PULM), a ... serious pulmonary diseases, today announced that it has added two ... and asthma to its Scientific Advisory Board . ... Richard B. Moss , MD, former chief of the Pediatric ... Fibrosis Center at Stanford University, and ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017 ... to reach USD 16.0 billion by 2025, according to ... growing prevalence of chronic diseases is anticipated to be ... analyzers, which thereby widens the scope for growth during ... and bariatric population, which is highly susceptible to chronic ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... BOSTON , March 27, 2017  Allergan ... and Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRTK), a biopharmaceutical ... innovative therapies based upon tetracycline chemistry, announced that ... the treatment of moderate to severe acne met ... a once-daily, oral, narrow spectrum tetracycline-derived antibiotic with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: