Clark Atlanta University

The June edition of CAU Now-Lifting Every Voice on WCLK features an update on the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. Our guest is Dean Jenny L. Jones. Dr. Jones updates us on recent alumni news, as well as ongoing preparations for the School of Social Work's centennial celebration, slated for 2020. We also discuss CAU's undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in social work, as well as the importance of empathy and personal communication skills that go hand in had with social work skills that are in greater need than ever in our hectic world.

Join Host Paula Gwynn Grant for the May edition of  Your Health Connection on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Wednesday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m.   Our topic this month is “The Financial Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis.” Global spending on cancer drugs is expected to top $150 billion dollars annually by 2020. We will talk about it, live, with cancer survivor Jeanette Ross, who has experienced this struggle.

For the April edition of CAU Now-Lifting Every Voice on WCLK,  I was joined by Dr. Michael J. Marshall, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services, Interim Dean of Student Services and Campus Life, and Dr. Barbara N. Hill, Interim Dean of the CAU School of Education. Clark Atlanta University is rolling out the first of a number of online education initiatives with an online doctorate program in higher education. The program's application phase is now open for Fall 2018.

Join Host Paula Gwynn Grant on Wednesday at 6pm exclusively on WCLK for the April edition of Your Health Connection. Our topic this month is Cancer In The African American Community. April is National Minority Health Month and we will talk about it, live, with guests including Health Advocates Shay Traylor and Monica Ponder, as well as Aprille Belgrave, Study Monitor for Georgia NCORP (NCI Community Oncology Research Program) for Georgia CORE – the Center for Oncology Research and Education, a non-profit organization working to improve the quality of cancer care in Georgia.  We’ll also take your calls, live, during the 6pm hour. Your Health Connection is Community Engagement from The Center For Cancer Research And Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

Coming up Saturday morning at 8:00 on The Local Take on WCLK I speak with Stephanie Jackson, Education Specialist with LifeLink Foundation about the need for organ donors. Ms. Jackson explains that LifeLink assists the more than 5,000 citizens in our state in need of organ, tissue or eye transplants.  She tells us that an organ donor can assist 8 people with life. Tissue and eye donors can assist up to 75 people to make their lives better. 

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