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In 1976 President Gerald Ford called upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Since then, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. This year The Will Rogers Institute celebrates two entertainers […]Continue reading
Cedars Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program held its virtual graduation on June 18, 2020. The class of fellows received more than they originally signed up for when they accepted the 36-month training fellowship, all of them were on the front lines managing patients with COVID-19. The celebration was festive, the fellows and the […]Continue reading
Posted on June 18th, 2020 by Dr. Francis Collins https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2020/06/18/genes-blood-type-tied-to-covid-19-risk-of-severe-disease/ Many people who contract COVID-19 have only a mild illness, or sometimes no symptoms at all. But others develop respiratory failure that requires oxygen support or even a ventilator to help them recover . It’s clear that this happens more often in men than in […]Continue reading
To perpetuate the memory of Will Rogers by promoting and funding medical research of cardiopulmonary diseases, purchasing neonatal ventilator equipment for medical facilities across the country and by educating the general public on topics of health and fitness.