From a Hospital in Ever Community to an Emergency Department in Every Region

Nic John Ramos, Drexel University

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Program in the History of Medicine

Thursday, September 1, 2022 3:00 pm EDT


Dr. Nic John Ramos received his PhD from the University of Southern California in American Studies and Ethnicity. Now a professor at Drexel University, during 2021-2022 he served as a Ford Foundation Fellow, and prior to this, he was involved in Drexel University’s Race and Medicine Working Group as the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow of Race in Science and Dr. Ramos’s current research brings together discourses of feminist, queer, and disability studies with political economy, Black studies, and Latinx studies to investigate the history of King-Drew Medical Center, an iconic public hospital built in Los Angeles after the 1965 Watts Uprising. His talk will examine the fate of Los Angeles’s 1960s health initiatives.

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