The Accelerating Excellence In Translational Science (AXIS)Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
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   David Martins, M.D., M.Sc. 
Director 
Location: 1748 E. 118th St., LSRNE Bldg. CTRC Rm. N165, Los Angeles, CA 90059 
Phone: (323) 568-3353 
Fax: (323) 563-5872 
Email: davidmartins@cdrewu.edu 



813

   Homero del Pino, Ph.D. 
Co-Director 
Location: 1731 E. 120th St., Bldg N Rm. 11, Los Angeles, CA 90059 
Phone: (323) 357-3434 
Fax:  
Email: homerodelpino@cdrewu.edu 


Dr. Homero E. del Pino received his BA from Cornell University, and MA and PHD from UCLA, all in Philosophy. Dr. del Pino's work in Philosophy focused on the connection between practical knowledge and action. In particular, it looked to ancient theories of action (Socratic, Platonic, and Aristotelian) to develop a new account of how knowledge leads, or fails to lead, to action. This work has been especially relevant in Dr. del Pino's work in HIV prevention and research. He is currently co-PI on the study, “Perceptions of HIV Chemoprophylaxis in High Risk Men,” with Nnenna Ohalte, PhD (PI) and Nina Harawa, PhD (co-PI).

Dr. del Pino has experience developing partnerships with community-based organizations, colleges and universities across the country, and working with state and local health departments in the western region of the United States. In addition, he has worked as an advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the conceptualization for a national summit, behavioral intervention trainings, and program evaluation coaching guide.


814

   Loretta Jones, M.A. 
 
Location: 4305 Degnan Blvd., Ste. 105, Los Angeles, CA 90008 
Phone: (323) 292-2002 
Fax: (323)-292-6121 
Email: lorettajones@cdrewu.edu 


Ms. Jones is the community liaison between CDU research studies and the community and brings her experience as the Founder and Executive Director of Healthy African American Families to provide community expertise and guidance to the Community Engagement function. She provides a link to the lay community, performing public relations activities, campaigning in the community to stimulate involvement in clinical and translational research projects, advocating for human subjects policies, nurturing a healthy relationship with the community, and facilitating meetings between academia and the community. Ms. Jones also ensures that community needs and concerns are introduced to CDU academia and addressed in a culturally sensitive and timely manner.

815

   Melanie Rodriguez 
Program Coordinator 
Location: 1748 E. 118th St., LSRNE Bldg., Los Angeles, CA 90059 
Phone: (323) 249-5704 
Fax:  
Email: melanierodriguez@cdrewu.edu 


Ms. Rodriguez provides programmatic and operational support to the Community Engagement function and is responsible for identifying resources and administrative steps needed for project completion. She assists the function directors and project coordinators in developing community project plans and related activities in consultation with appropriate participants. Ms. Rodriguez initiates projects and coordinates steps to ensure the participation of appropriate interested individuals and groups within the community. She also contacts appropriate participants such as various CDU internal units, state agencies, other public jurisdictions, private businesses and organizations within service planning area 6, special interest groups, local community representatives, and key community stakeholders regarding news, notices and reminders.

816

   Andrea Jones 
Project Specialist 
Location: 4305 Degnan Blvd., Ste. 105, Los Angeles, CA 90008 
Phone: (323) 292-2002 
Fax: (323)-292-6121 
Email: andreajones@cdrewu.edu 


Ms. Jones is responsible for working in and with the community. She assists in the dissemination of key information and materials and recruitment of participants for potential and future community research studies through the use of flyers placed in partner agencies. She also contacts local movie theatres on a quarterly basis to request screen time between movies for public service announcements on upcoming Community Engagement events and activities. She represents local community agencies in meetings, administrative hearings and other situations that deal with affected and interested individuals and groups concerning human policy and advocacy.

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   Nadia Aibani 
Community Worker 
Location: 1748 E. 118th Street Rm N159, Los Angeles,CA 90059 
Phone: (323) 568-3395 
Fax:  
Email: nadiaaibanie@cdrewu.edu 



1829

   Cynthia Davis 
Community Faculty Mentor 
Location: 1731 E. 120th St., Los Angeles, CA 90059 
Phone:  
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