The McGill community is invited to the inauguration of McGill University’s Dr. Charles R. Drew Graduate Fellowships on June 3, at 4:30 pm
As one of McGill’s most illustrious alumni, Dr. Charles R. Drew (MDCM ’33) – “the Father of the Blood Bank” – is an African American physician and surgeon credited with developing techniques for the effective collection and storage of blood plasma. His innovation became the standard in the field and has helped save millions of lives.
The Dr. Charles R. Drew Graduate Fellowships at McGill advance several of McGill’s commitments in its 2020 Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism.
The event will feature a tribute to Dr. Drew’s legacy led by the leadership of McGill and Howard Universities, as well as a panel discussion with McGill and Howard students and Dr. Charlene Drew Jarvis, Dr. Drew’s daughter.
A livestream link will be available online on the day of the event. Learn more.