Mellinkoff-Sherman copyOver the years, hundreds of medical students have graduated from the CDU/UCLA Medical Education program ready to provide quality and compassionate care to the community, and we have Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff to thank for initiating the partnership that makes it possible.

Mellinkoff served as Dean of David Geffen School of Medicine at University California, Los Angeles starting in 1962. He led the school through unprecedented growth over his 24 years, including the opening of the Neuropsychiatric Institute, the Brain Research Institute, and the Marion Davies Children’s Center. The partnership he started with CDU helped ensure accessible health care, along with research and medical education was provided in South Los Angeles.

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